Music Online: American Music

Streaming audio of over 56,000 albums of American roots music and pre-20th century American popular music. Designed as an audio history of America’s past, songs are indexed by major events.

Publication Details

  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher Alexander Street
  • Notes
    • United States
  • Languages English
  • Resource Types Images and Sound
  • Description Streaming audio of over 56,000 albums of American roots music and pre-20th century American popular music. Designed as an audio history of America’s past, songs are indexed by major events such as the Civil War, Great Depression, disasters, World Wars, Prohibition and protests. Notable recording artists are B.B. King, Isaac Hayes, Gladys Knight, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Otis Clay, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Nanci Griffith, The Lilly Brothers, and Merle Travis. Genres include blues, gospel, shape note singing, soul, folk, country, folk, bluegrass, etc.