The Library of Congress (and Sony Music) have created The National Jukebox, historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The National Jukebox features more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925 as well as playlists compiled by Library of Congress curators, project partners, and guest experts from audio selections available on the website.
Want to have some fun? Create your own playlist! Listeners can compile a group of recordings that they think will be of interest to others, describe it, and send it to LC. For existing playlists and further instructions on how to submit, go to http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/playlists.