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Music: The National Jukebox

The Library of Congress' National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. As it began operations, the "jukebox" already listed more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925. The playlist includes popular recorded selections of the beginning of the 20th century years—band music, novelty tunes, humorous monologues, hits from the season's new musical theater productions, the latest dance rhythms, and opera arias. As of this posting, upcoming releases include early Victor discs from National Jukebox partners David Giovannoni and Mark Lynch, many more selections from the 1919 edition of the Victor Book of the Opera, and thousands more Victrola 78s from the collections of the University of California Santa Barbara. Later this year, the library will begin digitizing recordings from additional record labels, including Columbia and Okeh, along with selected master recordings from the Library of Congress Universal Music Group Collection. -- adapted from the website.

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