Sunday, April 01, 2007

Volume 10 For Hi-Fi Living

Just when you were starting to think I'd never get back into posting these, here's the next record in the set! Sorry it's been so long, but I've been spending my weekends out taking pictures so I haven't had a lot of time to spend here at the turntable. This one is pretty good, as far as the series goes. This is also the first one that isn't an actual orchestra, it's all performed on a pipe organ. So why don't you be my guest and download Jocelyn McNeil At The Pipe Organ-Very Hi-Fi Organ-Volume 10 For Hi-Fi Living (RCA Custom RAL-1010, 1957). Only two more of these to go, hopefully I'll get them out to you before I go to California in June. :)

UPDATE: according to the folks over at Space Age Pop, Jocelyn McNeil is non other than our old friend George Wright. I'm not sure where they got that info, but they usually know their stuff. I'll have to look into this more deeply. I know Wright recorded for Hi-Fi around this time, as well as for Dot, and the cover photo is credited as being taken at Radio City, but beyond that, I'm at a loss. Hmmm, says the same thing here. Maybe it's true.

14 comments:

mel said...

Hi Ernie,

Thanks very much for the latest one in the series. It's very different from the others, not being orchestral, but fine pipe organ!

I consider myself quite a buff on the 1940s / 1950s recording scene, but I have to admit that I 've never come across Jocelyn McNeil before.

Looking forward to the final two!

Anonymous said...

why am i getting a bitrate of 96 and mono on these mp3's.
great music, disappointed that's it's not stereo.

Ernie said...

Thanks for the comment, Anonymous. I guess I haven't mentioned this stuff lately. These recordings are from 1957, before there was such a thing as stereo records. And the bitrate is half of my normal 192, since they are mono tracks. So they are really the same quality as my other stuff.

Anonymous said...

oh, its a great recording.
your site has really influnced me to do a bit of ripping of my own.
i will pass it along as soon as i get to it.
Roger Williams "Christmas time"
i am using Cool edit pro2.
i'm looking for Peter Appleyard.
BTW your pictures are awesome too!
Rob, Canada.

Ernie said...

I thought about sharing that Roger Williams LP this year. I found an original gatefold cover in beautiful shape. It's stereo, too, but I don't know if the stereo is original. I'll have to research the year on that one. But if you beat me to it, then I'll just have to share out something else. :)

Good luck on your ripping. It can become addicting.

Anonymous said...

do you have the soundtrack
"Santa Claus the Movie"?

Anonymous said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/24340467/Roger_Williams--Christmas_Time_side_2.mp3

http://rapidshare.com/files/24335779/Roger_Williams--Christmas_Time_side_1.mp3

mel said...

Hi Ernie,

Regarding your addenda, I'd be inclined to go along with the claim that it was really George Wright: nobody could make one LP of pipe organ and play so brilliantly, then disappear as if she had never existed and never be heard from again. It would also explain my previous comment about never having come across Jocelyn McNeil before.

Ernie said...

Hey Mel! Thanks for goading me into checking on who Jocelyn McNeil actually was. Now I'm starting to wonder about some of the other artists in this series. It would explain why I've been able to find precious little information about most of them.

Rob-Thanks for the Roger Williams. It's April, and I've already downloaded quite a bit of Christmas music here in 2007. Gonna be one of those years.

Anonymous-No, I'm afraid I don't have the soundtrack to Santa Claus-The Movie. But I did recently run across The Year Without A Santa Claus. Does that count?

Anonymous said...

This is what i'm looking for...the holy grail of christmas records.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270075934927&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:us

Ernie said...

I think I downloaded that album from somewhere last year, but I can't find it on the net anymore. If I see it, I'll be sure to pick it up.

Anonymous said...

great, just love your site, an inspiration.
started my own
klayymannskrap.blogspot.com
check out the mp3s.
and if you come across that santa claus the movie soundtrack i would really appreciate it.
all the best!!
rob, canada

Stickman said...

Didn't 7 Black Notes have "Santa Claus - The Movie" up last fall? The link might still be there; no guarantees that it still works, though.

Zoltán Levente Gugi said...

Dear Ernie!

Can you re-upload this album?
This blog is great, you are an excellent collector!
I really looking forward to upload.

Thank you very much!
Have a nice day!