Saturday, August 13, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 33

I have got an absolutely amazing set of 78s for you this week, all featuring non-American versions of Christmas music. Everything is from overseas, or in a language that I don't speak. I hesitate to use the word foreign, but much of it does sound very foreign to my ears. There are some familiar songs here, but not in a language I'm used to. I think there's even one familiar American Christmas song here that will surprise you if you haven't heard it this way before. But the whole set is designed to surprise and delight you if you like Christmas music that's a little different than what you're used to. I did screw up in that I've got multiple versions of a couple of the songs, and I see that I even included both sides of a couple of records. It's tough to keep track of what's in the pile when there's so much in it, and I always feel like I'm putting this together in a hurry at the last minute. I have plenty of time to work on this little project all week, but I wait until Saturday to put it together. Shame on me. But anyhow, hope you enjoy the tracks in the pile today. Have a look at the labels to see what's in the download. Enjoy!


Also, an update on my fridge. You might remember the door falling off of it back at the beginning of the year, and my fruitless efforts to buy a new one. Recently, it decided to quit defrosting, so it eventually ices up and quits cooling the fridge side until I manually defrost it. I've got the part in my hand that I hope fixes it, and I hope to get that installed this weekend. The unit was manufactured in 2004, but I'm determined to get as much life out of it as possible. We'll see if this part fixes it, or if I have to keep trying.


Buster said...

Surely your most unusual collection yet. Even the labels are fascinating. But some things are constant - Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and "mit organ." And one with organ and chimes, too!

Nice work!!

Ernie said...

I think organ and chimes were the sound of Christmas to many in America during mid-century. There are an awful lot of records out there for folks to not have loved them.

Anonymous said...

What a great collection! I always liked Las Posadas, and The Verne label recordings look great- can't wait to listen to this collection. Thanks for your restoration and curating efforts Ernie!
-Steve in PA