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.)


Edit-4 Jan 2023-Added tracklist for searching.

1. Molly O'Day And The Cumberland Mountain Folks-At The First Fall Of Snow
2. Sarah Vaughan-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Norman Leyden-Ave Maria
3. Ben Bernie And His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Dick Robertson-Button Up Your Overcoat (From "Follow Thru")
4. Ukranian Bandurist's Chorus-Conductor: Volodynyr Boshyk-Soloist: W. Kucher-Christmas Bells
5. The Folkrafters-Frank L. Kaltman, Director-Come Let Us Be Joyful
6. Frankie Masters And His Orchestra-Chorus By Frankie Masters And The Masters Voices-Down In Toyland Village (In The Land Of Blocks)
7. Frankie Laine And The Four Lads-I Heard The Angels Singing
8. Alice Faye-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Cy Feuer-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (From "On The Avenue")
9. Buddy Cole-Joy To The World; Away In A Manger
10. Seger Ellis With Dixie Dons And Orchestra-Little Jack Frost Get Lost
11. Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Bob Crosby-Out In The Cold Again
12. Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights Featuring The Trumpeteers-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
13. Tony Puskarz And His Orchestra-Rudolph-Polka (Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer)
14. Marimba Novelty Orchestra-Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
15. Vic Damone And The Mercury Chorale Directed By Camarata-Silent Night
16. June Hutton And Axel Stordahl With The Boys Next Door And The Stordahl Orchestra-Song Of The Sleigh Bells
17. Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra-Vocal Refrain By Jimmy Saunders-The Bells Of St. Mary's (From The RKO PIcture "The Bells Of St. Mary's")
18. Floyd Worthington-The Night Before Xmas
19. Lou Gold And His Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Arthur Seelig-The Toymaker's Dream
20. Henri René And His International Orchestra-The Skaters