Saturday, December 05, 2020

11-Kiddie Christmas

Christmas is all about the kids, and the music of Christmas is no different. Here is a selection of music and, well, let's call them audio panoramas, that are targeted towards the little ones. But there is still plenty here for adults, too, so don't skip it just out of habit.  There may even be something here that you remember from your childhood. If so, please leave a comment and let me know.  All selections are courtesy of The Internet Archive, as usual this season. Enjoy!

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This version of The Chipmunk Song may be the most recent 78 I bring you all season. The Chipmunk's had their hit with it in 1958, and by that point not many people were pressing 78s. Just kiddie record vendors and budget labels trying to squeeze the last bit of life out of their equipment. I guess the sound effects record from last night may be newer, but not by much.

9 comments:

Buster said...

I am old enough to remember buying 78s when they were new, and the last one I bought was "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence in 1956. I was seven and already collecting records.

I don't think I had any of these particular records. I can only remember having Gene Autry and Rosemary Clooney's Christmas singles.

Pleased to have this Honeydreamers record. I posted a bunch of their stuff many years ago, but have not seen this one.

Ernie said...

Buster-You shared that Honey dreamers a couple years ago, and the Kewtee Bear origin story at the same time. I have that one coming up. :)

Buster said...

Yeah, I can remember what I did in 1956 but not two years ago. In my defense, I had fewer records in 1956.

David Federman said...

Ernie, I went in search of some of the wish-list records you posted at Discogs. I found more than two dozen scattered throughout the cybersphere. Here's a special bunch of stocking stuffers for you, available at WeTransfer for the next 7 days. A few are recordings you didn't request but I thought you might enjoy them anyway. Spike Milligan's incredible Xmas 45 is here I tried tp find and send only well-transferred files. Most of what you wanted is country. There are a lot of country music blogs where Christmas recordings are posted.

https://we.tl/t-5JrMlY6qsS

Lee Hartsfeld said...

I featured a 1962 Pickwick (Bravo label) 78 at my blog a couple years back. Also, a 1959 78 on the Hit Parader label, which normally did not release 78s. Hit Parader was a Capital Distributing Co. product--the distribution "arm" of Charlton Comics, and the Hit Parader and Song Hits magazines.

Ernie said...

David-Thanks for the share. I've got many of those on MP3 already, but not all of them, so there's plenty there to listen to. Sometimes I just like having the hard copy of such things, call me old fashioned. :)

Lee-That's really late for 78's, but I'm not surprised it's budget stuff. They probably had money invested in pressing equipment, and they weren't going to waste it by not using it! But people still bought the stuff because they probably still had the players in their homes.

David Federman said...

I'm too old to hoard shellac. At 78, I'm starting to think, always against my will, about disposal and distribution of goods and goodies. That you are devoting this Christmas season to refurbished shellac is making it as enjoyable as it can be--given current events and conditions. Nonetheless, I'm thinking of conjoining Christmas and New Years celebrations into one Inauguration fete on January 21st, when I will have hopefully regained the spirit these holidays deserve. I'm starting to see cartoons of Santa flying through the air wearing a mask and shield.

Ernie said...

David-Consider donating your collection to the Internet Archive. They be happy to take it and make sure there is access for all!

Ernie said...

Uh-oh. I see where the Internet Archive just posted a part 3 & 4 of the Tinkle-Tonkle Town Christmas. I didn't realize that I only had half of the story. Just shows you how closely I listen to some of the things I post.