The National Jukebox
We are working on a story for February about The National Jukebox, a collaboration between the Library of Congress, Sony Records, and several libraries, that has professionally indexed and digitized over 10,000 Victor 78 RPM discs issued between 1901 and 1925.
There are many gems to be found, including this beautiful recording of Sissle and Blake performing James P. Johnson’s Old Fashioned love on January 8th, 1924. I encourage you to listen, and then explore further, you won’t be disappointed, but you may need to authorize flash player in your browser.
The flip side, “Sweet Henry”, is just as hot!