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Best of the Web: Performing Arts » Recorded Sound » Other Sites of Interest
- 78rpm Home Page
ARChive of Contemporary Music
Non-profit pop music library and research center. Specializes in pop music created since 1950.
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project-University of California, Santa Barbara
Digitized collection of over 6,000 cylinder recordings from the turn of the 20th century, available to be sampled online or downloaded.
- Early Recorded Sound & Wax Cylinders
Edison National Historic Site
Site of Thomas Edison's home and laboratories.
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings
Index to master recordings (matrixes) and published discs, made by the Victor Talking Machine Company beginning with 1900. Includes recordings made in U.S., Central & South America releases from masters recorded in Europe by Gramophone Company test recordings.Eventually database will extend to the early 1950s.
- Library of Congress: Sound Recordings from the American Memory Project
Includes selected audio-video excerpts from Marian Anderson's performances and interviews, as well as a sampling of photos, scores and papers from her Archives, which is housed in the University of Pennsylvania Library.
Matrix and Catalog Numbers in Gilbert and Sullivan Discography
Discusses origin and evolution of matrix numbers, early recording and playback equipment and early history of the Gramophone Company.
Music of Puerto Rico
Bi-lingual site(English and Spanish) featuring history of Puerto Rican music, including its instruments, genres, artists with bios, essays, lyrics(Spanish only), audio clips.
Raices Latin Music Museum Collection
Comprehensive multi-media collection describing the history and evolution of Latin Music in New York City. Includes audio/visual recordings, original manuscripts, photos, periodicals, oral histories, artifacts, instruments.
- Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound: Digital Finding Aids for Archival Collections
- The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings
- Wolverine Antique Music Society