Saturday, April 09, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 15


Good afternoon! Welcome to yet another episode of 2022 at 78 RPM! On today's show, I share another great batch of music from crusty old shellac records that spin super fast. Remember, 33 plus 45 is 78, so you get both the best and the worst of those other speeds. Taking a look at what's in the pile, I've got a record with ties to Ukraine above. I think this was a group of ex-pats here in the US that played native Ukranian songs and instruments, but that's beside the point. I'm proud to show a little bit of support for the Ukranian people as they fight against the Russian invaders. Elsewhere in the download, I see a few repeats from past years, I think. It's hard to remember what I have and haven't shared in the past couple of years, but I frequently grab new rips of stuff I may have shared before if I think it may sound better. I hope you don't mind a little duplication in the name of better sound. Another record I should draw some attention to is a version of Little Jack Frost Get Lost by it's co-author, Seger Ellis. That caught me a little by surprise, like the time I found a version of Baby, It's Cold Outside by Frank Loesser. In the pre-singer-songwriter era, it was rare for a composer to record and release his songs, except in perhaps a demo form. Good stuff, enjoy! (As always, the original rips are courtesy of The Internet Archive, I just cleaned 'em up a little bit.)