Saturday, April 30, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 18

Another uneventful week here as far as special occasions go. I certainly didn't think I'd make it to eighteen weeks, but here we are. In fact, I've still got more in the pile to be shared than I started the year out with. Each month brings a big dump of new records to The Internet Archive and their Great 78 Project. In fact, this month was probably the best yet for new content, well over 100 Christmas songs added to the pile. I'm still working on getting them all sorted out and cleaned up for you, so they'll probably start to trickle into the new shares in the next week or so. Unfortunately, there have been some quality problems with new rips at the archive, but I've spoken to them and they're going to take a look at it. About 20% of the new shares start the recording after the music has already begun, you can actually hear the turntable coming to speed with the music already playing. And then some of the versions cut off before the song ends! I suspect it's just a new person at the controls and little oversight. But I've been able to splice multiple versions together to get a good one, it just takes time. Last month they had an issue with their imaging causing many of the label photos to be overexposed and washed out. I was able to fix most of them, but you've probably noticed a few images that didn't look their usual best. But these things happen when you're processing thousands of records I month and I'm sure they'll get it straightened out. Anyhow, here's a link to this week's goodies, and I'll see you back this same time next week for more. Thanks for coming by!


Update-4 Jan 2023-Added tracklist for searching.

1. Ruth Etting-Button Up Your Overcoat (From "Follow Thru")
2. The Kirkintilloch Junior Choir-Conducted By Rev. J.R. MacPherson-Organ Accompaniment By Meta MacPherson-Soloist: Moira Anderson-Child In The Manger
3. John McCormack, Tenor-Piano Accompaniment By Edwin Schneider-Little Child Of Mary (From Negro Spiritual "De New Born Baby")
4. Jack Richards And The Nightwinds-North Wind
5. Records Of Knowledge Chorus & Columbus Boychoir-O Come! Emmanuel; O Come, All Ye Faitful (Adeste Fideles); O Little Town Of Bethlehem
6. Richard Hayes With Orchestra Conducted By Joe Reisman-Out In The Cold Again
7. Maurice Vittenet Et Son Ensemble Musette-Promenade En Traineau "Sleigh-Ride"
8. Milton Delugg And His Orchestra-Vocal By The Whippoorwills-Shake Hands With Santa Claus
9. Richard Jordan, Pipe Organ-Vocal Refrain By Mixed Quartette-Silent Night, Holy Night (Noche Silenciosa, Noche Santa)
10. Dale Evans With  Orchestra-Suzy Snowflake
11. Tex Beneke And His Orchestra-Vocal By Tex Beneke And The Mood Four-A Root'n Toot'n Santa Claus
12. Bobby Gimby With Orchestra-Santa Claus Rides Again
13. Al Hofman's Dance Orchestra-Sleigh Bells
14. Anne Brown, Ved Flyglet: Kjell Olsson-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
15. Mindy Carson With Orchestra Conducted By Andrew Ackers-The Toymaker's Dream
16. Rex Allen With Janice Klein-Why, Daddy?
17. Carol Noel-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
18. The Roy-Cliffs Featuring The Baldwin Orga-Sonic Spinet Organ And The Baldwin Piano-Jingle Bells
19. The Children's Record Guild-Skating
20. Richard Keys Biggs-Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming