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View Resource Steven Lewis' Bing Crosby Internet Museum

The Bing Crosby Internet Museum, organized around a list of 65 FAQ's about Bing Crosby, allows you to test your knowledge of this legendary crooner. Each question links to detailed information about Crosby, his career, and his music. There are many music clips to download, including Crosby's 1932 recording of "Please," which Paul McCartney credited with inspiring the Beatles' "Please Please Me."...

http://stevenlewis.info/crosby/
View Resource PBS: Arts

Recently, PBS redesigned the section of its main homepage dedicated to the arts programming featured on the network. The results are quite impressive and the hope is that this new site will "bring audiences directly into the creative process." The homepage has a Featured Art area that includes a digital remix of Mister Rogers singing, along with craft shows from the gifted Randall Darwall. The...

http://www.pbs.org/arts/home/
View Resource Hamilton College: Jazz Archives

Under the direction of Monk Rowe, Hamilton College has built an amazing collection of interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers, and critics. The college started collecting all of these interviews back in 1995, and since that time they have interviewed over 300 people. First-time visitors will note that each interview includes an audio file of the conversation, a photograph of the...

https://www.hamilton.edu/campuslife/arts-at-hamilton/jazzarc...
View Resource Classical New England

Classical New England is a public service provided by WGBH in Boston with affiliate stations in Nantucket and Providence, Rhode Island. The cornucopia of music here can be explored via the Topics section on the right-hand side of the page. Here visitors can look through programs like "The Bach Hour" and "Classical Music With Cathy Fuller." Not surprisingly, there's an entire section dedicated to...

https://www.classicalwcrb.org/
View Resource Temple Sheet Music Collections

Over the past few years, more and more university libraries have worked diligently to digitize some of their vast sheet music holdings. Old chestnuts are being revived by vocal groups on campus and farther afield, which is certainly a good thing. This sheet music collection from the Temple University Libraries brings together 850 pieces of music for consideration by the general public. Visitors...

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037...
View Resource American Civil War Music & Resources

The Library of Congress has created this delightful site that brings together hundreds of items that tell of the musical culture of the American Civil War. First-time visitors will want to start by perusing the Civil War Sheet Music section. Here they will find 2,500 pieces culled from the Library's collection, including songs about various generals, battles, and a longing for the tranquility of...

http://www.loc.gov/performingarts/civilwar/
View Resource Inventions of Note

The Inventions of Note Sheet Music Collection was created in 1997 by the Lewis Music Library at MIT. It includes popular songs and piano compositions that portray technologies as revealed through song texts and cover art. As the introductory notes state, "The initial appearance of inventions such as the automobile, airplane, radio, and telephone created a myriad of responses in American society...

https://libraries.mit.edu/music/sheetmusic/
View Resource John Falter's Jazz Portraits

Born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1910, John P. Falter was a photographer who created a number of iconic Saturday Evening Post covers along with taking numerous photos of celebrated jazz musicians. Some of his noted works include images captured from jazz gatherings in Colorado and Odessa, Texas in the 1970s. This digital collection from the Nebraska State Historical Society brings together some of...

https://history.nebraska.gov/
View Resource Cabinet of Wonders

The noted musician and impresario John Wesley Harding has created a new variety show for National Public Radio. It's called "Cabinet of Wonders" and on the program's home page, it says that the show will "make you laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once." The program is recorded live at the City Winery in New York City, and so far performers on the have included John Hodgman, Colson...

https://www.npr.org/series/153299281/cabinet-of-wonders
View Resource Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Based at the Louisiana State University, the Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore was started in 1974, and it remains the most comprehensive repository of recorded and transcribed materials in French in Louisiana. This digital collection from the Louisiana Digital Library project allows visitors to listen and learn about various ballads, folktales, and jokes in French, Creole, and English. Some...

https://louisianastudies.louisiana.edu/research/collections
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