Recorded Sound

The Hogan Jazz Archive’s recorded sound collection includes more than 40,000 phonodiscs (78, 45, and 33 1/3 rpm), 800 tapes, and 130 cylinders. The primary emphasis is on New Orleans jazz as played by New Orleans musicians, but there is also a representative sampling of related musical styles including blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, rock and roll, and Cajun, as well as African and West Indian forms. The discs include notable donations from the collections of Al Rose, Edmond Souchon, Roger C. Gulbrandsen, Richard B. Allen, Tad Jones, and Robert Palmer. The tapes include many recordings of jam sessions and other unreleased materials, including complete coverage of the Tulane Hot Jazz Classic performances of 1982 and 1983.
The CD collection of the Hogan Jazz Archive is fully cataloged, and searchable via search box at the top of this page. Many of our recorded sound materials, such as the entire phonodisc collection, are uncatalogued. An electronic inventory of the entire 78 rpm record collection was recently completed, making the collection searchable for the first time and more accessible than ever.  At this time, the 45 and 33 1/3 rpm record collection is only accessible from the print card catalog in the Hogan Jazz Archive reading room.
In addition to the 78 rpm Record Collection, several discrete collections, such as the Robert Palmer Record Collection, also have finding aids accessible to the right. The Tad Jones Rhythm and Blues Collection has an online finding aid accessible from the link below.
Online Finding Aids:
Tad Jones Rhythm and Blues Record Collection