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!!


Update-5 Jan 2023-Added a tracklist for searchability.

1. Dinah Shore With The Sportsmen Quartet-Orchestra Conducted By Albert Sack-Auld Lang Syne
2. The Roy Kral-Jackie Cain Sextet-Auld Lang Syne
3. Peter Dawson With Orchestra And Male Quartet-Auld Lang Syne
4. Vera Lynn With The Mitchell Men And Robert Farnon And His Orchestra-Auld Lang Syne (The Good-Night Waltz)
5. Ronnie Ronalde (Whistling And Singing) With Choir, And Ray Martin And His Orchestra-Auld Lang Syne For Ever
6. Bill Gale And His Globe Trotters-Auld Lang Syne Polka
7. Danny Mendelsohn Singers With Instrumental Accompaniment-Auld Lang Syne
8. Helle Virkner Med Poul Clemensen Og Hans Orkester-For Gammelt Venskabs Skyld (Auld Lang Syne)
9. Lewis James-For The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne
10. Arthur Wilson-For The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne
11. Boolsen Kvartetten-Skuld Gammel Venskab Rejn Forgo
12. Joe Gumin And His Orchestra With Vocal Quartet-Auld Lang Syne
13. Tiny Hill And His Orchestra-Vocal By Buddy Milton-Auld Lang Syne
14. Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra, Vocal Refrain By Vaughn Monroe And The Chorus-Auld Lang Syne
15. Freddie Mitchell Orch. Featuring Rip Harrigan On Piano-Auld Lang Syne Boogie
16. Ferko String Band (Directed By R. Traub)-Auld Lang Syne
17. Major Records-New Year's Noise (Horns, Crowds, Yelling)
18. Mogens Wieth Med Orkesterakkompagnement Dirigeut: Hans Peder Ase-Skuld Gammel Venskab Rejn Forgo (Auld Lang Syne)


  1. Emile Berliner first grammophon recordings:

    from 1890

    Happy New Year!


    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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


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