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Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download

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Wow. There is so much music of all styles on this page.

 

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I was about to post this story too. But is everything really free to download and how do we search it?  I wonder if there are any jazz tracks never released on Lp or cd. 

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I used the filters to find jazz, blues and R&B discs:

https://archive.org/details/georgeblood?and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22Jazz%22&and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22Blues%22&and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22Rhythm+%26+Blues%22&sort=&page=2

Click on the image of the record and it brings up mucho detail, including notes on which transfer was considered "best". On the right of screen is a box with links to downloads and the "best" transfer is named in a simpler way to make it easy to grab that one if you want.

(Wow, these are huge files. FLAC for Eddie Taylor's Bad Boy is 74 MB!)

 

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There are also some radio broadcasts on that website. I've recorded a solo concert by Roland Hanna and a performance of the music of Edgard Varese, emceed by Frank Zappa.

 

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I see some sources listed as Internet Archives, which if it's what i think it is, has been a fascinating site for years, just go blind, stumble through, and see where you land.  Is this a new iteration of that, or just what?

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archive.org = the Internet Archive, always has.  Not a new iteration. 

https://archive.org/

Huge Grateful Dead collection on there too.

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