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.

1912: Waitin' on the Levee

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 - Down by the Old Mill Stream
Composer(s) : Tell Taylor
2 - Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Composer(s) : Seymour Brown / Nat D. Ayer
3 - Snap Your Fingers
Composer(s) : Harry Von Tilzer
4 - I'm Going Back to Dixie
Composer(s) : Irving Berlin / Ted Snyder
5 - I Love You Truly
Composer(s) : Carrie Jacobs; Bond
6 - Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
Composer(s) : Stanley Murphy; Henry I. Marshall
7 - Red Pepper - A Spicy Rag
Composer(s) : Lodge; arr. O'Hare
8 - Moonlight Bay
Composer(s) : Edward Madden; Percy Wenrich
9 - When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen
Composer(s) : Harry H. Williams; Egbert Van Alstyne
10 - Whispering Hope
Composer(s) : Alice Hawthorne
11 - The Ragtime Violin
Composer(s) : Irving Berlin
12 - It's a Long Lane That Has No Turning
Composer(s) : Arthur A. Penn; Manuel Klein
13 - Roamin' in the Gloamin'
Composer(s) : Harry Lauder
14 - Love Is Mine
Composer(s) : Teschemacher / Gartner
15 - That Haunting Melody
Composer(s) : George M. Cohan
16 - I'm Afraid, Pretty Maid, I'm Afraid
Composer(s) : Irving Berlin
17 - Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
Composer(s) : L. Wolfe Gilbert; Lewis F. Muir
18 - In the Land of Harmony and Stop! Stop! Stop!
Composer(s) : Ted Snyder
19 - Ring, Ting-a-Ling
Composer(s) : Jean Schwartz
20 - If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don't Mention My Name
Composer(s) : A. Seymour Brown; Nat. Ayer
21 - Ragging the Baby to Sleep
Composer(s) : L. Wolfe Gilbert / Lewis F. Muir
22 - Take Me Back to the Garden of Love
Composer(s) : E. Ray Goetz; Nat Osborne
23 - Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Composer(s) : Lewis F. Muir; Grant Clarke; Maurice Abrahams
24 - Everybody Two-Step
Composer(s) : Earl C. Jones; Willie Herzer