Well, here it is, the post that many of you have been waiting for. Volume 12, the final installment of the For Hi-Fi Living series. It's taken longer to get there than I expected. I should have been done with this series back in March, yet here it is the first weekend in May. I hope the wait was worth it. I have to admit that these haven't been the most exciting records to cross my turntable in the past 5 months. But they're still nice artifacts of an age gone by, when a record was an investment in a lifestyle, an ideal, a sort of class statement that you could purchase at the department store. Before I get carried away in my yapping, why don't you go start downloading this installment, Malcolm Lockyer And His Orchestra-We're Having A Party-Volume 12 For Hi-Fi Living (RCA Custom RAL-1012, 1957). This is the second installment from Malcolm, in case you recognize the name.
I believe that the whole series is still available for download, so let me give you the links to those posts, in case you've just stumbled across the collection:
Which of these has been the most popular? Well, let's see... Um, the first installment, I Could Have Danced All Night, has been downloaded 186 times. That's probably not a fair assessment, since it might have the most downloads because it's been up the longest. Maybe we should have a vote on which volume you liked the best? Leave a comment and tell me which one was your favorite. I think mine was Latin Holiday, but that's because I've been digging the Cha-Cha-Cha for a while now. Now that I'm done with this, I can burn off the 2G of original wave files on my HD and use that space for something else. Big thanks to everyone who's downloaded these records, and especially to those of you who left nice comments and waited patiently for the final few volumes. It's always great to hear from you!
PS-Stay tuned all week if you want more music to download. Now that I've got this series out of the way, I've got a backlog of stuff that I didn't want to share until I was done. If all goes to plan, I'll be posting a new LP every day this week, and I've got some real humdingers in there for you.