May 12th, 2011 by Patricia Woodard
Yesterday the Library of Congress premiered the National Jukebox, a digital collection of music and spoken-word recordings produced in the U.S. between 1901 and 1925. Read the announcement of the site’s launch at http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-087.html.
Want to hear Al Jolson or Enrico Caruso? How about a 1914 comic monologue (“Mr. Dooley’s Address to the Suffragists”)? Browse by artist or genre at http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/. Or listen to a sampler of the kinds of recordings included at http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/playlists/detail/id/1
Experience the early 20th century in sound!