Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dorothy (Not Gary)

Before you even think about downloading this share, I want you to head on over to Big 10-Inch Record, say hi to my friend Buster, and download his Christmas share of Dorothy Collins' super-rare, never seen, extremely good, full-length Christmas record. It's titled Won't You Spend Christmas With Me, and did I say it's really good? Buster shared it with me privately two years ago (after I had shared this very EP), and I enjoyed it. As I do with things I like, I tried to find a copy for myself. And it's been two years of miserable failure. You just cannot find this record anywhere. Not GEMM, not eBay, not thrift stores, nowhere. So you really should go over there and download it from Buster's blog, because you aren't going to find it on the shelf at FYE. And you should ad Big 10-Inch to you regular reading list. Always lots of good shares over there. And plenty of Christmas, if my guess is correct.

Now that I've got that out of my system, here's a little EP that Dorothy Collins recorded some time later, I think, for Sinclair Oil, I think, on which she shares credit with her then-husband, the great Raymond Scott. Nothing on here is nearly so good as the stuff on the LP above, but it's nice to have. (Dorothy had a couple of Christmas singles on Coral as well, including Mr. Santa & The Twelve Gifts of Christmas.) So to help complete your collection, please download Dorothy Collins-Season's Greetings In Song (A Top Rank Artist 117058/117059).

1. Jingle Bells
2. White Christmas
3. Deck The Halls
4. Oh Holy Night


Traitor Vic said...

Excellent Re-shares chosen, Ernie! Sorry to hear about the hard-drive tragedy. I had a similar experience recently but had a great deal of info backed up (which is odd for me) and emerged in pretty good condition.

I'm hoping to be able expand your Organ & Chime Xmas Collection this year!

Thanks for hippin' me to Big 10 Inch Record! I think that's a new one for me.

Buster said...

Well, thanks Ernie! I have to say, your Collins is rare as well - at least I've never seen it.

Auntie Knickers said...

Ernie, I can't seem to access the share. I click on the link, it sends me to a screen which appears to have 2 choices: Continue to (click this, nothing happens) and Download @usenet (which appears to be a service one has to pay for, and when I tried to go to the free trial site I got a blocking message from my browser, Google Chrome.) Any hints?

Ernie said...

Well, I opened up Chrome and gave it a shot. I got the page (which is just there as a sort of buffer). It asked me to type in the three letters I saw on the screen, and then it took me to RapidShare. From there you select free or paid. You may have your settings in Chrome jacked up for extra protection, though, and that's why it's blocking the page. I don't use Chrome on a regular basis, so I can't tell you how to change them, I'm afraid. Maybe one of my other visitors can give some more instruction of fixing the problem.

Auntie Knickers said...

Oh fer dumb. Thanks, Ernie -- I had not realized the three letters were the ones dancing around above the box -- when I did that it worked fine.