Saturday, January 30, 2021

73-Scoop Fourteen

The fourteenth scoop, so fourteen tracks, in a pattern that will rapidly be too difficult to continue. Another pretty good scoop of the most recent tracks downloaded and compiled from The Internet Archive, all Christmas-related, at least tangentially (I'm looking at you, Arthur Godfrey!). Plenty of good music here, and it looks like it may skew a little towards the religious and the folksy, though there are a couple of novelty bits in here as well. And everyone's favorite kid singer, Jimmy Boyd, shows up again after a bit of an absence. There's even a Danish version of a French chanson about not believing in Santa Claus. Or at least that's what I think it is, I don't understand a word of either language, so I have to go by what I read on the internet, which is always a mistake. Perhaps a knowledgeable reader will fill us in.  Anyhow, this is the collection for today, and I hope you enjoy it!


Friday, January 29, 2021

72-Tchaikovsky Time

When I first started downloading tracks from The Internet Archive for this season's sharing, I tried to avoid grabbing selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. I know I did grab one here and there, especially if they were part of a set I was completing, or an especially interesting artist, or something that fit with a theme I was thinking of, so there have been a few selections shared already this year.  But as I was searching for things to extend the season recently, I came back to The Nutcracker, and wound up downloading quite a few interesting versions to share with you here in one big batch. Lots of neat little things here from a complete reworking of the whole suite by Freddy Martin to a lively marimba waltz, an incomplete story version from old friend Milton Cross to some singing canaries from Hartz Mountain. I'm sure there is something in here to catch your interest.  Download and enjoy!


Thursday, January 28, 2021

71-Little Bits Continued

OK, I promise, this is the last collection of tiny songs for the season. I've had these in the can for a week now, but I held onto them thinking I would find some more. Nothing has turned up in that time, and I don't expect it to. So if you've been enjoying these collections of short songs about the season, take a long hard listen to this one, because it's the end for the time being. If they're not your cup of tea, then be glad they're over with. Anyhow, it's a nice selection of short Christmas songs from educational records, kiddie records, a caroling album with several sides of short medleys, even a record of tubular chimes that you may or may not enjoy.  It's a nice mixed bag, all downloaded from The Internet Archive and tricked out by yours truly.  After two months of this stuff, you know the drill.  Download and enjoy!