there are 1892 recordings on this collection of blue humor on early
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Mustazza, Chris <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes, exactly—I was thinking Vaudeville, too. You could look at some of the
> fin-de-siècle cylinder recordings of performers like Cal Stewart and Ada
> Jones, some of which are available in the UCSB cylinder archive:
> Chris Mustazza
> Associate Director, PennSound
> Ph.D. student, English Literature
> University of Pennsylvania
> On Feb 15, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]<mailto:mcla
> [log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> Vaudeville always featured music and jokes - I have traditional stand-up
> comedy from the mid teens- but Vaudeville is much earlier - Mickey
> -----Original Message----- From: Revak, Kelly
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Early sound recordings of jokes?
> Hello ARSC!
> I am new to this list-serv and hoping to draw from your collective
> knowledge. I have fallen down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to answer a
> fairly straight forward question:
> What is the earliest known sound recording of a joke?
> If anyone has any thoughts, ideas, theories, or sources, I would be most
> With thanks,
> Kelly Revak
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