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This is a fun little destination; the Library of Congress yesterday fired up its National Jukebox, primarily filled with audio recorded between 1901 and 1925. The event yesterday had Harry Connick Jr. putting in an appearance to sing a song from the Jukeox, and it blew him away. They have a huge collection of Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Bluegrass, and many others, mostly recorded by their own teams of engineers who went all over the country to get it; a lot of this music exists no where else and hasn’t been heard for 50 or a hundred years. But up until now you had to actually go in person to the LOC to hear any of it. Thanks to this project by Sony and the LOC, anybody in the world now has access to it, or at least the parts they have gotten into the jukebox so far.