Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Almost 80,000 78 RPM records now online

Free, at Archive.org:
Last summer we checked in with the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project, a volunteer effort to digitize thousands of 78rpm records—the oldest mass-produced recording medium. Drawing on the expertise and vast holdings of preservation company George Blood, L.P., the ARChive of Contemporary Music, and over 20 more institutions from around the world, the project aims to save the recorded sounds of the past, and not only those that have come down to us through the efforts of highly selective curators. What we think of as the sound of the early 20th century—the blues, jazz, country, classical, ragtime, gospel, bluegrass, etc.—only represents a popular sample.
Get 'em here.

Hat tip: Chris Lynch.

1 comment:

McChuck said...

President Roosevelt's address to Congress on 8 December 1941.