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.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

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 - Don't be that way
Composer(s) : Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Mitchell Parish
2 - One O'clock Jump
Composer(s) : William (Count) Basie
3 - Dixieland One-Step
Composer(s) : Nick La Rocca
4 - I'm Coming Virginia
Composer(s) : Will Marion Cook; Donald Heywood
5 - When My Baby Smiles at me
Composer(s) : Bill Munro; Andrew Sterling; Ted Lewis; Harry Von Tilzer
6 - Shine
Composer(s) : Cecil Mack; Lew Brown; Ford Dabney
7 - Blue Reverie
Composer(s) : Irving Mills; Duke Ellington; Harry Carney
8 - Life Goes To a Party
Composer(s) : Harry James; Benny Goodman
9 - Jam Session
Composer(s) : Thomas (Fats) Waller
10 - Body and Soul
Composer(s) : H. Sour; E. Heyman; F. Eyton; Jhonny Green
11 - Avalon
Composer(s) : al Jolson; Billy Rose
12 - The Man I Love
Composer(s) : Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin
13 - I Got Rhythm
Composer(s) : Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin
14 - Blue Skies
Composer(s) : Irving Berlin; arr. Fletcher Henderson
15 - Loch Lomond
Composer(s) : N/A
16 - Blue Room
Composer(s) : Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart; arr. Fletcher Henderson
17 - Swingtime in the Rockies
Composer(s) : Benny Goodman; Jimmy Mundy
18 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Composer(s) : Jacob Jacobs; Sholom Secunda; Sammy Kahn; Saul Charlin
19 - China Boy
Composer(s) : Dick Winfree; Phil Boutelie
20 - Stompin At The Savoy
Composer(s) : Benny Goodman; Chick Webb; Edgar Sampson
21 - Dizzy Spells
Composer(s) : Benny Goodman; Teddy Wilson; Lionel Hampton
22 - Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) (Parts I and II)
Composer(s) : Louis Prima; arr. Jimmy Mundy
23 - Big John Special
Composer(s) : Horace Henderson