Thursday, December 31, 2020

42-Auld Lang Syne

Well, we've made it this far, I guess 2020 can't hurt us anymore. I should be careful saying that, though, there are still a few hours left. Anyhow, I've got a great collection here for you, all sorts of versions and variations on the classic New Year's Eve tune, Auld Lang Syne.  We've got boogie versions, polka versions, re-writes, foreign language versions, a little bit of everything. Some big name artists as well as folks that you've likely never heard of. I'm sure it will make an excellent addition to your celebration. Oh, there's even a sound effects record to put you in the right mood. I tell you, I've got all the bases covered here.  And it's all thanks to the folks at The Internet Archive and their excellent collection of 78s. I've spent years and years collecting these things, and they've got so much stuff I've never seen or heard. It's just such an incredible resource.  Give my little cherry-picked selection a download and enjoy!!



Lennonka said...

Emile Berliner first grammophon recordings:

from 1890

Happy New Year!

Eric said...

This is an alternate melody for Auld Lang Syne that is included in the Complete Songs of Robert Burns,a 12 CD collection. The singer is Ronnie Browne and the whole set is available from

Happy New Year to all my fellow music lovers. May 2021 be filled with sweet sounds, heard live in safety.

Buster said...

I think I've posted that Freddie Mitchell record, but it could have been something else because he turned everything into a boogie.

Thanks for all the great tunes this year!

David Federman said...

Ernie, Go back to IA and retrieve Beryl Davis's version of this song--the equal of Dinah's, believe me. But mucho thanks for the rest. I'm not officially celebrating New Years until the last horrible trace of the old one is removed from the White House. Then I'll be able to breathe without the aid of a respirator. Until them, I'm holding my breath in a feat of yogic patriotism.

Ernie said...

Thanks all for the comments! AS near as I can tell, 2021 is much better than 2020. :)