Wednesday, May 11, 2011

National Jukebox (free access to over 10,000 recordings)

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public - FREE access to over 10,000 recordings made between the years of 1901 and 1925. Recordings, all from the RCA and Columbia vaults now owned by Sony Music, are available for streaming only. The range is vast, from Al Jolson to Enrico Caruso, Nellie Melba, Rachmaninoff and George Gershwin playing “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra.

Spoken word recordings are also accessible, inclusive of political speeches by Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, readings from the Bible and early sound-effects records.  Check it out!!

Listen to Lazy Moon

WARNING: These historical recordings may contain offensive or inappropriate language.