Category: General Interest

RSA Staff Picks: Our Summer ’22 Favorites

By , August 31, 2022 8:04 pm

Discover RSA staff picks, as summer comes to an end and the fall semester is in full swing this week at FAU Libraries, we thought we’d share RSA Staff Picks: Our Summer ’22 Favorites.

RSA Staff Picks: Our Summer '22 Favorites - List of 15 recordings digitized by RSA Staff members.

Staff Picks: Our Summer ’22 Favorites

  1. There’ll be some change made by Mildred Bailey
  2. If you were but a dream by Frank Sinatra
  3. Somebody loves me by Bing Crosby
  4. Marianne & Goodbye Chiquita by Terry Glikyson and the Easy Riders
  5. Tweedle Dee by Frank Messina and the Mavericks
  6. Isle of Capri by Irving Fazolas Dixielanders & other artists
  7. Ugly Woman by De Paurs Infantry Chorus
  8. The Yellow Roses of Texas by Johnny Desmond
  9. Clementine by John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra & other artists
  10. The Morningside of the Mountain by Hugo Winterhalther and his Orchestra
  11. Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 by Boston Symphony Orchestra
  12. Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Boston Symphony Orchestra
  13. Mozart: “Jupiter” Symphony No.41 in C, K. 551 by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra
  14. Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me by Les Paul & Mary Ford
  15. When Your Lips Met Mine by Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights

And let us know in the comments, what are some of your favorite songs you discovered this past summer?

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

If you are a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings, click here.

FAU Students, Faculty and Staff can listen to recordings unrestricted by logging into the Research Station using their FAU NET ID.

Listen to RSA Staff Favorites by Louis Armstrong

By , August 4, 2022 7:09 pm

Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong! Today would have been Louis Armstrong’s 121st birthday. Did you know that a Jewish immigrant family helped Armstrong buy his first horn?

In a memoir from 1970 titled Louis Armstrong and the Jewish Family in New Orleans, LA the year of 1907 Armstrong described his time working for the Karnofsky family, a local Lithuanian-Jewish family who hired him to do odd jobs for their peddling business.

The jazzman would later write that the Karnofskys treated him as though he were their own child, often giving him food and even loaning him money to buy his first instrument, a $5 cornet which he paid back. (he wouldn’t begin playing the trumpet until 1926). As a sign of his gratitude to his Jewish benefactors, Armstrong later took to wearing a Star of David pendant around his neck until the end of his life in memory of the family who had helped him.

Listen to RSA Staff Favorites by Louis Armstrong

Here are a few RSA staff favorites of Louis Armstrong to get you started:

RSA Staff Favorites by Louis Armstrong

  1. You’re Next
  2. Melancholy
  3. Frankie And Johnny
  4. When the Saints Go Marching In
  5. Satchel Mouth Swing

Celebrate Armstrong’s birthday today by listening to the music behind one of the most influential figures in jazz by visiting the RSA Website: https://rsa.fau.edu/louis-armstrong

And let us know in the comments, what is your favorite Louis Armstrong song?

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

If you are a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings, click here.

FAU Students, Faculty and Staff can listen to recordings unrestricted by logging into the Research Station using their FAU NET ID.

Listen to the Donut Song by Burl Ives

By , June 3, 2022 4:09 pm

It’s National Donut Day and on this day one song comes to mind, The Donut Song by Burl Ives. Despite it’s age, this song has a wonderful message about life:

When you walk the streets you’ll have no cares

If you walk the lines and not the squares

As you go through life make this your goal

Watch the donut, not the hole.

Meaning appreciate what you have (the donut), shed your desires, worries and wants (the hole).

You can listen to this song on the Recorded Sound Archives website: https://rsa.fau.edu/track/113310

& let us know in the comments what your favorite type of donut? We’re pretty partial to Boston Cream donuts here in the sound archive.

Yankee Doodle – A Bit of Music History

By , April 19, 2022 3:20 pm

Yankee Doodle” was a well-known song in the New England colonies before the battles of Lexington and Concord, but only after the skirmishes there was it appropriated by the American militia.

Tradition holds that the colonials began to sing the tune as they forced the British back to Boston on April 19, 1775.

By 1777, “Yankee Doodle” had become an unofficial American anthem. After the Revolutionary War, “Yankee Doodle” surfaced in stage plays, classical music, and opera.

You can listen to a few versions of this song here at the Recorded Sound Archives website:

https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12135

https://rsa.fau.edu/album/47376

https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12027

If you’d like to learn more about the history of Yankee Doodle visit the Library of Congress website.

Celebrate Passover with Music from Children’s Village of Jerusalem

By , April 15, 2022 8:39 pm

Looking for music to enjoy with family and friends this Passover? Here at the Recorded Sound Archives at FAU Libraries, we would like to highlight the voices of Ariel Silber, Avi Hadas, Yaron Bar, Ralph Levitan a few artists out of several available in the Passover Collection off the album, Passover Sing-A-Long.

This album was produced by The Children’s Village of Jerusalem which was founded in 1994 by Rabbi Weingarten. The music on these albums,created by CVOJ, feature delightful holiday sing-a-long songs for children.

To listen to this album, click here.

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Discover over 40 other recordings for you to enjoy with family and friends in the Passover Collection.

Enjoy!

Just Before the Battle, Mother – A Bit of Music History

By , April 12, 2022 5:06 am

Today, April 12, 1861 was the beginning of the American Civil War. Here at the Recorded Sound Archives as a bit of music history we wanted to share a piano roll of a song from that time period “Just before the Battle, Mother” which was a popular song during the American Civil War, particularly among troops in the Union Army. It was originally written and published by George F. Root in 1863.

Enjoy the video below of Ben Roth, Sound Archivist for the Recorded Sound Archives as he plays a piano roll featuring this song.

You can listen to a recorded version of this song by J.W. Myers from 1904 on the Recorded Sound Archives website. Click here to listen: https://rsa.fau.edu/album/57570

Discover Staff Favorites from 2021

By , January 14, 2022 8:41 pm
rsa-staff-favorites-from-2021-recorded-sound-archives-fau-librariesDid you know that FAU Libraries has a sound archive which you can access and listen to recordings for research from the comforts of your own home?

Last year, the Recorded Sound Archives digitized 473 albums along with 3,912 songs for those to access reaching over 128 countries, and receiving 168,085 hits from all over the world.

 

As a New Year’s gift and a welcome to the FAU community we wanted to share a few staff favorites from 2021.

 

Discover Staff Favorites from 2021

  1. Bolero by Larry Adler
  2. There’s a Lull in My Life by Ella Fitzgerald
  3. Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes by Belford Hendricks’s Orchestra; Dinah Washington
  4. Berceuse by Ruby Helder
  5. The Wedding Samba by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians; Kenny Gardner
  6. Out O’ Breath by Gloria De Haven; Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians; The Lombardo Trio
  7. Kiss of Fire by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians; Kenny Gardner
  8. Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight by The Lombardo trio; Kenny Gardner; Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
  9. Ricochet (Rick-O-Shay) by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians; The Lombardo Trio; Kenny Gardner
  10. Tales of the Olympian Gods by Ronald Colman

 

 

And let us know in the comments, some of your favorite vintage artists, albums and songs.

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

If you are a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings, click here.

FAU Students, Faculty and Staff can listen to recordings unrestricted by logging into the Research Station using their FAU NET ID.

Celebrate Martin Bookspan’s 95th Birthday by listening to this 2013 Lecture

By , July 30, 2021 9:48 am

lecture-martin-bookspan-2013Martin Bookspan had life-long friendships with two great classical music geniuses, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland.

As the voice of the PBS television series Live from Lincoln Center from 1976 to 2006, Martin Bookspan riveted audiences with his eloquently distinctive voice and extensive knowledge of classical music. The N.Y. Times (May 24, 2006) described Bookspan as  “One half erudite informer, the other half grandfatherly guide, [who kept audiences] tuned in during intermissions with easy-to-digest program notes and anecdotes.”
A generous supporter of the Judaica Sound Archives now the Recorded Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, Bookspan spoke before a sold-out audience at FAU Libraries’ 2013 Kultur Festival in March.
Today Martin Bookspan would have been turning 95, he passed away earlier this year in April at his home in Aventura, FL. In celebration of his life, we wanted to share these video clips taken during a lecture he gave in 2013 at FAU Libraries.

 My Friends: Leonard Bernstein & Aaron Copland Lecture

Presented by Martin Bookspan at FAU’s Wimberly Library on March 5, 2013
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You can also listen to Martin Bookspan narrating Copland: A Lincoln Portrait on the Recorded Sound Archives website by clicking here.
Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45-second snippet.
If you are a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings, please visit the Recorded Sound Archives website to apply for Research Station Access by click here.

Happy New Year – Discover Staff Favorites from 2020

By , January 14, 2021 4:04 pm
Staff Favorites from 2020
Did you know that FAU Libraries has a sound archive which you can access and listen to recordings for research from the comforts of your own home?
Last year, the Recorded Sound Archives digitized 2,018 albums along with 2,235 songs for those to access reaching over 140 countries, and receiving 183,962 hits from all over the world.
As a New Year’s gift and a welcome to the FAU community we wanted to share a few staff favorites from 2020.

Discover Staff Favorites from 2020

  1. A la Luz de la Luna by Tito Schipa
  2. La Donna E Mobile (Act 3) by Enrico Caruso
  3. Frenesi by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra
  4. In the Mood by Glenn Miller
  5. Caminito by Xavier Cugat
  6. The Red Cross Store Blues by Huddie Leadbelly
  7. Once was by Harry Belafonte
  8. Je Cherche Un Homme by Eartha Kitt
  9. Civilization (Bongos, Bongos, Bongos) by Andrews Sisters & Danny Kaye

And let us know in the comments, some of your favorite vintage artists, albums and songs.

 

 

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

If you are a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings, click here.

FAU Students, Faculty and Staff can listen to recordings unrestricted by logging into the Research Station using their FAU NET ID.

 

Chucho Martinez Gil Coloring Page – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage through Music and Portraits

By , October 12, 2020 5:18 pm

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Recorded Sound Archives is exploring music through portraits.  This week discover and learn more about Mexican Singer and Composer Chucho Martinez Gil in the video below.

If you enjoyed learning about you can listen to one of his recordings in the Recorded Sound Archives: https://rsa.fau.edu/artist/5077.

Please feel free to download a coloring page we created of Chucho Martinez Gil that you can color and hang up in celebration of Hispanic heritage month and join us this week to find out which Latino musician we end up exploring next.

DOWNLOAD – Free Chucho Martinez Gil coloring page

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