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Jazz Music Library This link opens in a new window
Listen to over 66,000 jazz albums in all styles, including recordings from the Blue Note and Verve Records labels.
Contemporary World Music This link opens in a new window
The sounds of all regions of the world, including reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, and Arab swing and jazz; plus traditional music such as Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
Popular Music Library This link opens in a new window
Mainly pops and popular covers. Over 650,000 albums of popular music from around the world, including alternative, country, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks, and many more.
Smithsonian Global Sound This link opens in a new window
Over 3,000 streaming albums of traditional and popular music from around the world.
These resources include digitized recordings of historical discs and cylinders.
American Music This link opens in a new window
Music from America's past. Includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys; songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.
Belfer Cylinders Digital Connection
Over 1,600 digitized cylinders from many genres, especially music of the early 20th century. Work is ongoing to digitize more of the 20,000 cylinders in the collection.
Library of Congress Sound Recordings
Historic recordings from America's past, including both music and spoken word. Included in this collection are civil war band music, southern folk music, music of the stage, and more.
Over 10,000 recordings from 1901 to 1925, on labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment. Includes classical, popular, and other music.
UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive
Thousands of cylinder recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, made available through UC Santa Barbara Library's Department of Special Collections.
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