Nov 29, 2011

Have you ever heard of a "jukebox"?

Ever feel like iTunes and Pandora fall short when it comes to historical music? Well, you're in luck, because today we're turning the spotlight on the National Jukebox. What is this, you ask? Simply put, it's an online archive containing "more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925."

We're talking the earliest days of sound recordings, folks: H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. You can search for songs, or you can browse by genre (e.g. religious, ethnic).

Listen for free, and while you're at it, ponder this: of the artists that you currently enjoy, who do you think will merit inclusion in the National Jukebox 100 years from now?


  1. I'll put money on Tom Waits, Radiohead, and Harry Connick Jr.

  2. I don't think very many will make it because the music we listen to now doesn't talk about important things that people will be curious about in the years to come.