Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Listen Up!

You must properly appreciate and enjoy the Library of Congress' new project, the National Jukebox. It has early sound recordings including music, songs, speeches, and "even early sound effects."

You can stream the recordings from the website, but not download them. The site was a little sluggish when I was there earlier, probably because a lot of other people were also visiting, so I can't personally testify to the sound quality, though I'm sure it's fine.

To be honest I probably won't spend tons of time listening to antique sound recordings, anymore than I spend lots of times watching the antique films the LC also provides for us, but I think it's wonderful that they're available.

Way to preserve history, Library of Congress! I love and salute you.



brian said...

And all this time, I thought you listened to your "stash" of 78 rpm's :-)

A'Llyn said...

Don't be silly, I upgraded to 8-track cassettes a long time ago.