Thursday, May 26, 2011

National Jukebox

Randy stumbled across something recently that I'd like to share.  The Library of Congress recently 'released' the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.  Right now the Jukebox includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925, but I believe it is their intention to continually add to the collection.

For all kinds of reasons, I think its pretty great that they've compiled it all and are sharing it with everyone.  I've browsed around a little bit on it, but I'm sure I haven't even touched the surface.  What I'm most excited about is how much of a teaching resource it can be.  Whether you're studying music or just that time period in any subject, having access to the original music can provide a very educational perspective.  
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