Music blogs spanning 1920s-1960s?
January 8, 2008 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Where are the music/mp3 blogs for music spanning the 1920s-1960s?

The amount of mp3 blogs out there is staggering and overwhelming, and it seems they're all devoted to new music. I'd like to expand my knowledge and grow my library of music from the early half of the 20th century.

I'm not picky about genre, and I welcome diverse tastes and influences.

I'd also welcome any suggestions for other music blogs that divert from the usual offerings of indie darlings, mash-ups, and ironic covers.
posted by Robot Johnny to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Two of my faves:
Western Swing on 78
Honey Where You Been So Long

And, not blogs but great for listening to old-timey stuff:
Red Hot Jazz Archive
Dismuke's 1920s & 1930s records
posted by chez shoes at 3:07 PM on January 8, 2008

Best answer: Here are a few off the top of my head:
Locust St. is currently doing an overview of the past century so there is some recent music on the blog, but they usually stick to older stuff.
Boogie Woogie Flu tends to post music from the 1950's-70's.

Other music blogs that don't focus on the first half of the 20th century or the usual offerings:
Benn Loxo du Taccu, which focuses on African music
Moistworks sometimes posts the traditional mp3 blog fare, but also has some really interesting--and older--music
posted by biscuitsticks at 3:29 PM on January 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

TofuHut regularly covers this type of music, as does The Hound at WFMU, though both go pretty broad afield at times.

In fact, TofuHut should probably be where you start—his list of mp3 blogs is pretty canonical.
posted by klangklangston at 3:48 PM on January 8, 2008

One of my music blogger friends recommends Soul Sides - it's not entirely 60's soul, but that's a large part of it.

And holy crap, that western swing blog rocks. Superawesome, Chez shoes.
posted by god hates math at 4:02 PM on January 8, 2008

PVAc to 44.1 kHz has a lot of '70s and '80s music, either live shows or albums that haven't been released on CD. Earful of Noize is similar.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:23 PM on January 8, 2008

Best answer: It's not precisely a blog, but I think you'll like Juneberry's 78s.
posted by micayetoca at 6:53 PM on January 8, 2008

Loronix compiles samba, bossa nova, jazz and other Brazilian music from the 50s to the 70s.
posted by kepano at 2:00 AM on January 9, 2008

Best answer: Check out Xtabay's World and the Blog list there. Also recommended:

Office Naps



I also humbly pimp my own blog to you.
posted by Otis at 6:10 AM on January 9, 2008

Response by poster: These are great. Thank-you!
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:15 PM on January 9, 2008

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