maddwaxxcylinders

HO LEE CRAP.

The University of California at Santa Barbara has lots of MP3s and WAVs of old wax cylinders, (Edison, Columbia, etc., including what appear to be home recordings!) and they're giving them away for free!

Zither recordings, crying babies, offensive ethnic humor.... they had it all before 1930, and minus the scratches, it doesn't sound bad at all.

Tinfoil.com also has lots of wax-cylinder-related resources and sounds, if'n you're interested. Enjoy yourselves.