Music and spoken word recordings to stream, searchable by performer, title words, lyricist, genre, composer, year, place. Examples: Sousa, Christmas, Yiddish, Navajo, 1920, New York. Recordings reflect the sentiments of their time: see disclaimer.
A curated collection of music recordings, with sheet music and interpretive essays, streamed from the Library of Congress. Free access.
A curated collection of recordings and sheet music with interpretive essays, streamed from the Library of Congress. Free access.
From the Library of Congress, recordings, lesson plans, and supporting materials. Alan Lomax began documenting folk songs in the US during the 1930s. He went on to trace African musics in diaspora, producing important studies of the Blues; as well as tracing English language ballads and Celtic musics from their countries of origin. Highlights include songs and interviews with the legendary Blues singer Leadbelly, Sacred Harp (shape-note or Fasola) singers, New Orleans marching bands, and Cajun fiddlers.
A companion collection to the above, providing background information on the recordings. Lomax's papers were archived at the Library of Congress.