Sunday, September 23, 2007

Archives of Free Stuff


The other day when I wrote the article on the Castrati I stumbled upon the link where I found the mp3 of a castrato singing.

Since then I been checking out that link because it offers downloads of works that have had their copy rights expire, meaning free downloads. If you are really into the old stuff you can obtains volumes of free stuff. I burned three CDs of Billy Murray recordings of the 1920s, and I burned a CD of Vaudevillian singer Benny Bell double-entendre. You’d probably remember him from songs like Shaving Cream and Everybody Wants My Fanny.

This site is also a resource for all sorts of stuff that is not copy right protected: art, books on tape, live music recordings, films, interviews and much more music. It also has stuff that artists want to share with the public for free. So no matter if you are into the really old stuff or the really new stuff, you can go there and download more music than you will ever have time to listen to.

Here is the sight
http://www.archive.org
Be sure to explore every nook and cranny at this site. There is a gem in every corner.

9 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

Whoa, I'm going to check this out!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Thanks Guy.....I am off to find my Jolson now.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

THANKS!!!! Great site, had to force myself to leave it:)

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Lachlan said...

Ooh, a gem indeed. Thanks, Guy!

2:04 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Lach, nice to hear from you. By the way, I am once again able to bring up your's and Bayou's blogs. What ever kept me away seems fixed now.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Beckylooo said...

GReat. I'll never work again.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

Thanks, Guy!!! I hope they have some Alan Sherman and "Grow Mrs. Goldfarb," etc!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the archive is the shizz...humongous Grateful Dead stash there as well...not to mention gobs of classic old films...

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Becky, it is my attention to slow productivity in our country.

I've only spent an hour there, but I will be back to root out the truffles.

Anon.. F-Lee?

9:02 AM  

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