and Jazz Reference Sources
-- "a comprehensive listing of over 9200 record
labels indexed by genre, format, and location." Check out its
companion sites as well: Publishers Catalogues, Libdex, and the Weblog
African American Music and Culture
Biographies of Jazz Musicians
for Black Music Research--The Columbia College Chicago Center
for Black Music Research documents, preserves, and disseminates
information about black music in all parts of the world.
Virtual Talking Machine -- includes audio recordings from
78-rpms from the early years of the 20th century.
Experience Music Project -- created by Paul Allen, this site
is a museum of sorts which covers the history of music over the last
century, which includes interviews with rock, hip hop, etc...
Song Database--The Digital Tradition is a searchable data base
containing the words and music to over 6500 folk songs.
of Country Music
-- interviews, reviews and more. From the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
- MyMusic.com -- search by keyword, genre or location. Listen.
National Jukebox LOC -- "The
Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes
historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The
Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the
Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and
other contributing libraries and archives."
Passion for Jazz -- commentary, history, posters, and lots
Recorded Sound Reference Center
-- "provides access to the commercial and archival audio
holdings of the Library of Congress. The collection dates from 1926 when
Victor Records donated over 400 discs to the Library's
Music Division to
supplement its print and manuscript holdings. In the custody of the
Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division since 1978, the
collection has grown to include over 2 million items encompassing audio
formats from cylinders to CDs"
Hot Jazz Archive--sound files, essays, discographies and
more on artists and bands before 1930.
and Roll Hall of Fame--read all about the inductees, and, if
your plug-ins permit, listen to samples of the 500 Songs That Shaped
Rock and Roll.