Internet Archive: 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

The Internet Archive recently unveiled this digitized collection of over 25,000 recordings from 78rpm records. First introduced in 1898, 78 revolutions per minute (rpm) records were especially popular between 1920 and the late 1950s and continued to be produced as late as the 1970s. This collection provides a glimpse into a range of music produced throughout the twentieth century, including big band music, polka, gospel, country western, blues, novelty tunes, and much more. Visitors are invited to browse this collection by year (the earliest two records in this collection are George P. Watson's "Sleep Baby Sleep" and "Medley of Emmett's Yodels" from the year 1902), topics & subjects, collection, creator, or language. This collection includes both well-remembered classics by artists such as Bing Crosby, Count Basie, and Judy Garland, as well as a number of more obscure records. There are also a few non-musical recordings, such as Yiddish language lessons and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressing Congress in 1942. [--SAMPLE RECORD--]
Resource Type
The Scout Report: Volume 24, Number 21 (May 25, 2018)
Date Of Record Creation
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
Date Of Record Release
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
Date Last Modified
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
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