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This month: Perhaps the earliest sound recording of a unique art form: Cowboy poetry. From 1905, a dramatic two-minute condensation of the cowboy love poem Lasca.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Performed by||Edgar L. Davenport|
|Announcement||"Lasca, by Edgar L. Davenport. Edison record."|
Click here to see the full text of Lasca courtesy of Angel City Press, publishers of Cowboy Love Poetry: Verse from the Heart of the West.
To hear an excerpt
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