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African American Song Includes jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, as well as additional material from the African-American musical tradition. Over 16,000 tracks.
CHARM From the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music in England, this site currently contains almost 5,000 sound files of 78 rpm records from the King's Sound Archive at King's College London.
Classical.com A large multi-label database of recordings with over 32 labels.
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project Information on the earliest sound recording format used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The largest collection of digitized cylinders on the Web, with over 6,000 titles.
Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM): "Currently DRAM's collection contains nearly 2,300 albums worth of recordings from a distinctive set of 15 independent labels, and we are continually working to add more content. The basis for the current collection is the diverse catalogue of American music recordings by New World Records. From folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond, New World has served composers, artists, students and the general public since its inception in 1975 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation."
Free Music Archive A new collection of mostly indie and roots music. Relatively recent, so it is not large at this point.
Freesound Project "The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs. This is what sets freesound apart from other splendid libraries like ccMixter."
Internet Archive 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.
Naxos.com Includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including classical, jazz, world, and folk musics. Recordings in the Naxos Historical, Nostalgia, and Jazz Legends labels are no longer accessible from the U.S., due to more stringent copyright regulations. NOTE: Please remember to click the red "LOG OUT" button when exiting . . .
Naxos Music Library Jazz One of the most comprehensive collections of Jazz music available online, offering close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,850 albums and over 500 jazz artists. Comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz.
Naxos Video Library Over 500 videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries . . .
Opera in Video Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
Reel 2 Real "From the songs of children's games in playgrounds across Europe to Bayaka women's songs that enter people's dreams in the rainforests of the Central African Republic, this website offers an introduction to the several thousand hours of archival sounds held by the Museum [at the University of Oxford] . . ."
Roots Music Listening Room MP3 downloads of folk and blues recordings from the 1920s and 1930s.
Smithsonian Global Sound Includes Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, as well as Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. A great resource for folk and world musics.