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.

Sidney Bechet: Rare Recordings 1947-1953

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 - Polka Dot Stomp
Composer(s) : S. Bechet; Wilber
2 - Kansas City Man Blues
Composer(s) : Cl. Williams; Johnson
3 - Jazz Me Blues
Composer(s) : Delaney; Edward B.
4 - Sugar
Composer(s) : Pimkard; Alexander; Mitchell
5 - Dear Old Southland
Composer(s) : Creamer; Layton
6 - Blues In My Heart
Composer(s) : B. Carter
7 - Indiana
Composer(s) : Hanley; McDonald
8 - Basin Street Blues
Composer(s) : Williams; Plante
9 - Honeysuckle Rose
Composer(s) : F. Waller
10 - C Jam Blues
Composer(s) : D. Ellington
11 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Composer(s) : Fields; McHugh