Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Library of Congress Historical Music and Recordings

The Library of Congress has started a project called the "National Jukebox", where they are providing historical sound recordings free to the public.  There are over 10,000 recordings from 1901 to 1925.  These are recordings from their archives and they plan to continue adding to this collection.  Here are some of the categories of recordings available for your listening pleasure:
  • opera
  • ragtime
  • jazz
  • country
  • classical
  • speeches
  • skits
  • humor
Here are a few songs from the archives:

The Smiler Rag

New River Train - Traditional/Country

Casey at the Bat -Comedy

Click here to find more recordings.

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