Wednesday, May 25, 2011

National Jukebox

The Library of Congress website has a section called the National Jukebox which has a wonderful historical recordings collection. I could spend a lot of time going through their playlist, but here are some gems:

The Farmer and the Business Man, a speech by Teddy Roosevelt in 1912! He sounds kinda funny to me.

Bluin' the Blues, played by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1918.

See if you can find the ones with "objectionable content." I couldn't!


  1. Gosh, if only those principles were in practice today. But these days, corporation is king.


  2. Major: funny haha or funny peculiar??

  3. XE: peculiar, for sure. His NY accent sounds strange to me. --Maj. Reader


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