May 30, 2011

Website of the Week

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes over 10,000 historical sound recordings -- the largest collection ever made available online -- accessible to the public free of charge. Imagine your computer as a new Gramophone purchased for family and friends to enjoy in your home parlor. Audition popular recorded selections of the beginning of the 20th century years: band music, novelty tunes, hits from the season's new musical theater productions, the latest dance rhythms, and opera arias. You can also listen to various spoken-word pieces, poetry readings, speeches, and even the first-ever recording of “Rhapsody In Blue” -- with George Gershwin himself at the piano!

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