In a message dated 3/16/2010 10:52:35 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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Yes, I should have mentioned that we do have that (1951) execution
recording (of Willie McGee) - and yes, "chilling" is the word for it.
Someday, when the brown wax cylinder of the 1890s turns up ('The Burning of
Smith at Paris, Texas) turns up, that will be an interesting pair of
bookends. However, the original cylinder was a studio re-creation of the
infamous 1891 incident (with gruesome sound effects).