Staff’s Top Digitization Picks from 2023

By , January 23, 2024 3:38 pm

As we bid farewell to 2023, our journey through the sonic corridors of history has been nothing short of extraordinary. Within the hallowed halls of the sound archive, our dedicated staff has meticulously curated and digitized an array of auditory treasures, preserving the essence of bygone eras. Join us in celebrating the best of 2023 as we unveil the staff’s top digitization picks from the sound archive.

Staff's Top Digitization Picks from 2023

The Recorded Sound Archives digitized 271 albums and 3,159 songs in the preceding year. These digital assets were made accessible to individuals in more than 116 countries, garnering a remarkable 191,149 hits from a global audience.

As a gesture of celebration for the New Year and a warm welcome to the FAU community, we are delighted to share some standout selections that were staff favorites throughout 2023. This curated collection represents diverse musical and archival treasures, reflecting the rich and varied content housed within the FAU Libraries’ sound archive.

Staff’s Top Digitization Picks from 2023

  1. Jeepers Creepers:
  2. Walk Hand In Hand:
  3. The rhumba boogie
  4. The Toy Trumpet:
  5. A Gay Ranchero :
  6. Nostalgias :
  7. Polka Potpourri 1. Teil :
  8. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus:
  9. I Love To Dance With You:
  10. Carioca :
  11. My Inspiration by Bob Crosby and His Orchestra,
  12. Love Among the Young by Rosemary Clooney:
  13. We’ll Be Together Again by Rosemary Clooney:
  14. On the first warm day by Rosemary Clooney:
  15. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring:
  16. Bizet’s Carmen on a V-Disc:
  17. Finlandia by Sibelius:

Whether you are a researcher, music enthusiast, or simply curious about the wealth of cultural and historical recordings available, the FAU sound archive invites you to embark on a journey of exploration.

Join us in celebrating the wealth of auditory treasures preserved by the Recorded Sound Archives at FAU Libraries, and embrace the opportunity to connect with the global community of users who have discovered the richness of this unique archival resource in the realm of sound.

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

Due to copyright, some items may only be available as a 45-second snippet.

If you are a Researcher or Educator needing 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.

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