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Monday, May 18, 2009
HE SAW THE CAT
COMPUTER SPEECH by Bell Telephone Laboratories for educational use
BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES PB-287 1963 33 1/3
Greetings Basic Examples An historical remark "Hamlet" soliloquy "Bicycle Built for Two" (unaccompanied) "Bicycle Built for Two" (accompanied) Computer duplicates human voice Goodbye
download Editor's note: obviously there is no SIDE B. This may/may not be part of a larger set. Well, according to Jukebox Mafia and the accompanying pictures, it is what it is: a 45 with a great sleeve that I have missed out on! Booo! Anyhow, read the comments over at that blog for some interesting--albeit short-- history of computer generated language.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!