Saturday, January 16, 2021

59-Yet More Little Bits

I'm here on a Saturday to bring you another big collection of really small tracks. I'm having a lot of fun with these little songs, and I hope you are as well. Today comprises all the tracks from one album, and a total of four sides from two others. And three of the songs here were previously shared as by Unknown Artist, but I was able to find the whole album package and get the artist info for you. If you go back two days (here), you'll see a label that looks like one of the ones below. You can delete those three older tracks if you like, if you want to avoid duplicates in your collection. Other than those, everything else here is new today. Hope you're enjoying the extended Christmas season this year, there's just so much to share from The Internet Archive!


Friday, January 15, 2021

58-The Ninth Scoop

Time for the ninth collection of totally random Christmas songs downloaded from The Internet Archive. I've long run out of most of my theme collections, so you're just going to have to enjoy the songs on their own, one at a time, and hope that they somehow manage to keep you in the Christmas spirit, even though Christmas was what, three weeks ago? Not too many more shares, I assure you, so stay tuned and complete your collection. Allow me to bring your attention to the Vinter Undervear song from Stan Boreson, noted Scandinavian dialect comedian who later covered many a Harry Shearer Christmas song. Even his partner Doug Setterberg shows up here as co-writer on what has to be one of the earliest record appearances by either fellow. I was so surprised to find this one and so happy to be able to bring it to you. I hope you enjoy this record and all the rest today!


Thursday, January 14, 2021

57-Even More Little Bits

I hope you're really enjoying these collections of short Christmas (and Chanukah! and New Year's! And Las Posadas!) songs because I've got yet another batch of them for you today! These things are really a little bit hard to find at The Internet Archive, mostly because they aren't tagged Christmas, so you have to go looking for a specific song or a word, then dig, dig, dig until you find what you're after.  The good news is that once you find one, a whole double handful usually fall into your lap because they're all part of a series, and often multiple records across the series will have a song I want. But on the bad side, they're not consistently organized, so it's often hard to tell what tracks are where, or what sides belong to the same record.  But I think I've got it all figured out here, except for a few where I just guessed at how many tracks are on the flip side. There's not a whole lot of discographical information about these educational releases out there on the web, so I hope I'm doing my part to spread the good word about these old records that probably shaped your musical childhood in some small and probably forgotten way. Oh, of special note, the name Jack Halloran shows up on one of the labels below. Unfortunately, he doesn't appear to have sung on any of the songs I shared, but it was neat to spot a familiar name. On to the music, and enjoy!


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

56-Scoop Number Eight

We're getting down to the bottom of the stack here, there are only a few more days worth of shares left. I'm having a hard time getting all the files processed in time to share them, so that tells me I just need to back off and let this seemingly bottomless well of Christmas music run dry for another year. But we're not there yet, and I hope the bottom of the stack doesn't equal bottom of the barrel.  There's good stuff here, stuff I bet many of you have never heard. If any of you have heard of Buddy Bear before, well, I want to know where!  This is a great selection of stuff from the collection of The Internet Archive, and you can't go wrong with it.  Download it now and save it for next year if you must, it may be gone by then, you just never know!