Why it’s so hard to find public domain sound recordings
For those of you who are interested in music & copyright issues… check out this page which explains how there are virtually NO public domain music recordings in the USA, including stuff recorded at the very dawn of recording technology. Even recordings that ARE in the public domain in other countries are not PD in the USA.
There are some notable exceptions, the creepiest of which might be the Jonestown Death Tape (FBI No. Q 042.)