When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

02 July 2006

American popular music in the public domain

In honor of Independence Day, I think you should hop right over to Foldedspace and download yourself some American music from the early days of the 20th century.
It's a shame most people are unfamiliar with American Popular Music. It's great fun. It occurred to me today that a lot of this music is in the Public Domain — I could rip mp3s from my collection and post them. So I have. All mp3s in this entry are in the Public Domain — download and share!

The best way to introduce this music is probably to offer the entire 1991 RCA collection called Nipper's Greatest Hits: 1901-1920. This disc is long out-of-print. It sells for $190 on Amazon. One copy recently sold for $60 on eBay. In the early days of eBay, I lost a bidding war for this disc. I contacted the winning bidder, and she graciously made me a copy of the disc and the insert.

There are 20 MP3s to choose from; I grabbed them all.

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