Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ireene, With Three E's

Here's a neat little set of records I found just a couple of weeks ago, one of the very last things I recorded this season before I started sharing out records.  These are six out of what was originally a set of eight sides by Ireene Wicker, The Singing Lady.  I don't know much about her, but there's plenty of info out there on the internets.  The only other Christmas release I can find by her was a 78 on Mercury that was shared out by my buddy Lee over at his place a while back.  I don't know if that share is still any good, but if it's not, you might try politely asking for a repost and who knows, you might get lucky. Back to my shares, these are cute little version of Christmas classics, usually with a little bit of spoken introduction.  These probably came in picture sleeves back in the day, but when I found them, all I got were three little pieces of vinyl.  Well, they were vinyl, but they played at 78 RPM and I had to use my old, fat needle.  Decent sound, though, for being over 60 years old.  If any of this sounds the least bit interesting, please be my guest and download Ireene Wicker-The Singing Lady-Six Sides (Tots 'N' Teens/Regal Record Corp 3x7" 78 RPM, 1949).

Dicken's Christmas Carol Part 1
Dicken's Christmas Carol Part 2
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
O Come, All ye Faithful
Deck The Halls; I Saw Three Ships



Rockovergraceland said...

love your blog since the early you still have posted the 3 suns ding dong Christmas in stereo up for offer....cheers

Lee Hartsfeld said...

My Irene Wicker links bit the dust when Savefile folded. (Always wanted to type that.) But I have my TT set up for 78s as we speak, and if I can locate those (just saw them somewhere), I'll try to get them up.

Ever notice how obsessively I qualify things?

These look great. The labels are awesome! Fabulous find(s).

Word verification is "shione."

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Oops. I mean, "Ireene."

I probably posted her as "Irene."

Wasn't that a big hit for Leadbeelly? ("Goodnight, Ireene")?

Craig said...

Dear Ernie -

Great site - have appreciated the effort for some time.

I'm an actor in NYC who is winding up the writing of a book on the over one-hundred-year history of Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL on the radio and records, and came across the pic and info re: Ireene Wicker's version on your site. I would like to add it to my draft, and would credit you.

Look forward to hearing from you,
-Craig Wichman