Thursday, December 31, 2020

43-Happy New Year

At first I was going to throw this up tomorrow on New Year's Day, but I figure it wouldn't do you any good after most of the big day had passed. Then I thought about doing it at midnight local time, but who's going to be checking the blog then? So I'm throwing it up now while there are still a few hours before the big celebrations at midnight. That'll leave you plenty of time to give a listen to this excellent collection of songs about the New Year that aren't Auld Lang Syne (those were all in the last post). Some really excellent stuff in here, I was proud of quite a few finds here. There's some dialect humor, some spoken word, a Hawaiian selection, polkas, you name it. I will point you towards one selection that you may think is out of place, and that's the Harmonicats selection called The Record Ban Blues. It references a very special New Year's night many years ago that you may not know the back story to, but it's neat to record collectors ("With Some Rhythm Accompaniment..."). Oh, and yet another sound effects record! I tell you, it's all here.  Big kudos to the folks at The Internet Archive who's collection I plundered for these records. I hope you have a great night, and may 2021 be a whole heap better than 2020!  Enjoy!

MEGA




















3 comments:

Buster said...

Good stuff - That record ban 78 looks like it could be a gem.

Happy New Year!

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Cool collection! I'll bet the Roy Milton 78 goes for more than 79 cents these days...

Ernie said...

Happy New Year to both of you! Thanks for all your support in the past year!