The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Collector's History of Classic Jazz


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Feelin' Lowdown
Composer(s) : Big Bill Broonzy
2 - Tiger Rag
Composer(s) : Eddie Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro
3 - At The Georgia Camp Meeting (Cakewalk)
Composer(s) : Kerry Mills
4 - One Bass Hit, Pt. 2
Composer(s) : Dizzy Gillespie
5 - Let's Dance
Composer(s) : Benny Goodman
6 - That's A Plenty
Composer(s) : Lew Pollock and Ray Gilbert
7 - St. Louis Blues
Composer(s) : W. C. Handy
8 - Mean Old Bug Blues
Composer(s) : Ernest Tubb
9 - Hobo Blues
Composer(s) : John Lee Hooker
10 - Black Woman
Composer(s) : Negro Prison Song from Mississippi State Prison
11 - Harlem Speaks
Composer(s) : Duke Ellington
12 - Maple Leaf Rag
Composer(s) : Scott Joplin
13 - Thrice Upon A Theme
Composer(s) : Charles Mingus
14 - Sensation Rag
Composer(s) : N/A
15 - Woodchoppers Ball
Composer(s) : Joe Bishop and Woody Herman
16 - Panama
Composer(s) : George Lewis
17 - Honeysuckle Rose
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf and Thomas 'Fats' Waller
18 - Boll Weevil Blues
Composer(s) : Emabel Palmer
19 - Ain't That Fine
Composer(s) : Betty Hall
20 - Everytime I Feel The Spirit
Composer(s) : Negro Spritual pre-1861
21 - Opus # 1
Composer(s) : Sy Oliver & Sid Garris
22 - You Can't Do What My Last Man Did
Composer(s) : James P. Johnson
23 - Ragtime Oriole
Composer(s) : James Scott
24 - Jitterbug Waltz
Composer(s) : Thomas Wright 'Fats' Waller
25 - Dippermouth Blues
Composer(s) : King Oliver
26 - Cherokee
Composer(s) : Kamasi Washington
27 - Jada
Composer(s) : Bob Carleton
28 - Blues For The Lowlands
Composer(s) : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
29 - Goin' Back Home
Composer(s) : Lightnin' Hopkins
30 - My Man
Composer(s) : Jacques Charles
31 - Matchbox Blues
Composer(s) : Blind Lemon Jefferson
32 - How High The Moon
Composer(s) : Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton
33 - Up On Teddy's Hill
Composer(s) : Charlie Christian
34 - Jellyroll Blues
Composer(s) : Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (Jelly Roll Morton)
35 - Sunnymoon For Two
Composer(s) : Sonny Rollins
36 - Keyhole Blues
Composer(s) : Louis Armstrong
37 - Begin The Beguine
Composer(s) : Cole Porter
38 - South Ramparts Street Parade
Composer(s) : Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart
39 - Chain Gang Blues
Composer(s) : "Ma" Rainey
40 - Three Women Blues
Composer(s) : "Blind" Willie McTell
41 - International Cake Walk
Composer(s) : Fred Van Epps
42 - Body And Soul
Composer(s) : Johnny Green and Edward Heyman
43 - Groovin' High
Composer(s) : Gillespie
44 - Darktown Strutters Ball
Composer(s) : Meade Lux Lewis
45 - Awful Mean
Composer(s) : Cannonball Adderley / Paul Chambers
46 - Mama's Gone Goodbye
Composer(s) : Bunk Johnson
47 - Caravan
Composer(s) : Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington
48 - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
Composer(s) : Sammy Gallup and Steve Allen
49 - Go Way From My Window
Composer(s) : John Jacob Niles
50 - One O'Clock Jump
Composer(s) : Count Basie
51 - Hush Hush
Composer(s) : Jimmy Reed
52 - Hungarian Rag
Composer(s) : N/A
53 - Ain't Misbehavin'
Composer(s) : Thomas Wright 'Fats' Waller
54 - Bill Bailey
Composer(s) : Hughie Cannon
55 - Scrapple From The Apple
Composer(s) : Charlie Parker
56 - High Society
Composer(s) : Kid Ory and Jimmie Noone
57 - A Tisket, A Tasket
Composer(s) : Al Feldman AKA Van Alexander & Ella Fitzgerald
58 - Jeepers Creepers
Composer(s) : Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer