Ballads For The Age Of Science
I can't remember how I found this fine mp3 collection of the 6 LP set Ballads For The Age Of Science, but it's quite a silly treasure trove. These records were produced in the late 1950s/early 1960s and cover space, energy and motion, experiments, weather, and nature in the most ATOMIC AGE! manner possible.
For the nerd rock fans out there, finally a chance to hear the original version of the rousing They Might Be Giants cover of Why Does The Sun Shine, still the only reason I know that:
The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees