Library of Congress Launches, with Sony Music Content, the National Jukebox

The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment …[this month] unveiled a new website of over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings available to the public for the first time digitally. The site is called the “National Jukebox” [and it may be found here].

Developed by the Library of Congress, with assets provided by Sony Music Entertainment, the National Jukebox offers free online access to a vast selection of music and spoken-word recordings produced in the U.S. between the years 1901 and 1925.

The website was launched at a Library news conference featuring an appearance by Grammy-winning pianist, singer and actor Harry Connick, Jr. The Columbia recording artist performed the song “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” which is on the site performed by composer Eubie Blake.

Read it all and, yes, check the site out it is incredible.

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One comment on “Library of Congress Launches, with Sony Music Content, the National Jukebox

  1. Christopher Johnson says:

    I’ve looked this over. This is an amazing resource.