There is BIG news about a release to our streaming music collections in Music Online: Listening. Released were nearly 400,000 tracks/17,000+ albums of new music to a number of databases.
New music includes:
JAZZ MUSIC LIBRARY
4,654 albums (61,796 tracks) from a wide variety of genres and labels, including Storyville Records, JSP Records, Montreux Jazz, Jazz Unlimited, and many more. Newly released artists and ensembles include Frank Sinatra, Django Rheinhardt, Glenn Miller, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, Lionel Hampton, Chucho Valdés, Lena Horne, Rossana Casale, Fats Waller, The Peter Brötzmann Octet, Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bunny Berigan, Dean Martin, The N.Y. Hardbop Quintet, Barcelona Jazz Orquestra, and lots more.
Highlights in Jazz include:
*Muggsy Spanier: Live Broadcasts From The Hangover Club In San Francisco, 1953-54 *Louis Armstrong Live at the Hollywood Empire 1949 *Miles Davis: Live at the Festival International de Jazz *The Mills Brothers :The 1930s recordings *Duke Ellington 1954 Los Angeles Concert *Sarah Vaughan: Birdland *Dedicated to Duke
2,801 albums (46,874 tracks) from a wide variety of genres and labels, including Daptone Records, JSP Records, Acrobat, GNP Crescendo, and many more. Newly released artists and ensembles include Otis Grand, Ike & Tina Turner, Eddie Dean, Bill Haley, Gene Autry, Rudy Vallee, Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Willie Nelson, Mahalia Jackson, John Denver, James Brown & The Famous Flames, The Highwaymen, and many more.
Highlights in American Song include:
*Songs of the US Army
*A Richer Tradition: Country Blues & String Band Music 1923-1937 *New York Blues & R&B 1949-1979 *Robert Johnson: The Legendary Vocalion Recordings *Heart and Soul of Philly Groove *Bill Haley & The Comets: High Heel Sneakers *Gene Autry: Early Sides 1929 *Authentic Rare Bluegrass: Blue Ridge Label Sides 1951-1954 *B.B. King and his Orchestra Live
CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC
10,266 albums (132,667 tracks) from a wide variety of labels and genres, including reggae, acoustic folk, Afro-Cuban, belly dance, banda, dub, drinking songs, hip-hop, Italian folk, Indian classical, world beat, and many more. Newly released artists and ensembles include: Nairobi City Ensemble, Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Eddie Palmieri, Kyoto Kabuki Orchestra, Mind Da Gap, Mariachi Mexico Jalisco, Najwa Karam, Hani Shaker, The New England Irish Harp Orchestra, Calimbo Steel Band, Sri Chinmoy, Amjad Ali Khan, and many more.
Highlights in Contemporary World Music include:
*Ana Kiro – Greatest Hits
*The Andalucian Suites
*Edith Piaf – Best of Heritage Songs
*Folk Songs of the Greek Islands
*Gypsy Music of Constantinople
*Iqbal Bano in Concert
Also released are 139,626 additional tracks of popular music into the Music Online cross-search. These tracks are ONLY available through the Music Online portal. In early January access to this material will be rolling out, and another more robust post on the content will be posted once it’s enabled. When it is enabled you will access the new tracks through the Music Online portal.
FINALLY, in late January more material will be released into Classical Music Library.
With this release Music Online now equals:
66,855 pages text reference
24,300 scores (399,098 pages)
As you can see, this was a massive release – the biggest content release ever. Alexander Street Press has been working on changes to enable processing this amount of material since early last year.
Hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and a very happy new year!