Saturday, May 21, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 21

Another Saturday, another post. It's week 21, so I've put 21 files in the download for you. I don't think I can keep doing that for too long, but we'll see. I want to at least get up to a 20/week average. That's a lot of music, but The Internet Archive keeps delivering. There should be a new dump sometime in the next week, and I've barely started tagging the finds from last month. It's not a bottomless well, but it's pretty deep. As usual, there's some good stuff in the pile this week, including something like a request, or at least a song someone mentioned. I've got a lot of stuff in the pile, so it's easy sometimes to shuffle things around and come out with a song that someone mentioned. Hopefully they'll see it and be excited that it's there. In the meantime, here's a link to the latest batch of Christmas songs from 78 RPM records. Enjoy!


In other news this week, I rescued a juvenile dove that was being attacked by some bully crows. Poor guy was on the ground and couldn't seem to get away. So I picked him up and carried him inside. I put him in a box with some water, then ran to the store and got a bag of birdseed. They only had one bag of tiny seeds, and it had been slashed open at some point, but I brought it back to the office and gave him a bowl full. He seemed OK, but I brought him home to my GF who's a vet tech and a former bird minder, just to get him checked out. She decided he was healthy, he'd been eating some seed, he seemed fully hydrated and there were no wounds or breaks from the crows. We let him loose on the screened in patio and he seemed to like it, even though he was still quite shy. I had leaned the sack of birdseed against the wall when I got home, and as I walked back by it I saw some black specs on the wall. I assumed some seed had splashed up on the wall when I sat it down, and didn't think more of it. Sometime later, there were more specs. I looked closer, and there were weevils climbing the wall. Yep, the bag was full of little bugs who had hatched out of the seed and were now spreading themselves around the condo. I tied the bag of seed up inside two other bags and took it outside. I checked the box the bird had been in, and found several bugs. I checked the bowl of seed, and found many more. I checked the bathroom where the bird had been locked up for a while, and found more bugs. They were everywhere. But we kept killing them and hopefully they'll die out without more food. We're keeping the kitchen extra clean for a while, but I doubt if we've seen the last of them. I took the little guy back to work the next day. He perched on my finger as I took him outside, then he flew up into a nearby tree and that was the last I've seen of him. Hopefully he makes it just fine.

Update-4 Jan 2023-Added tracklist for searching.

1. Barbara Lee With Phil Bovero And Orchestra-An Old-Fashioned Tree (A Song About A Christmas Tree)
2. Cecil Stewart's Roquette's Chorus And Orchestra Under Direction Of Cecil Stewart-Christmas Bells
3. Art Kassel And His Kassels-In-The-Air, Vocal Refrain By Kassel Trio-Down In Toyland Village
4. Carol Noel-Joy To The World!
5. Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians-Vocal By Richard Geary-Please Bring My Daddy A Train, Santa
6. Maurice Vittenet Et Son Ensemble Musette-Promenade En Traineau "Sleigh--Ride"
7. Boston Pops Orchestra-Arthur Fiedler, Conductor-Sleigh Ride
8. Tennessee Ernie-A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
9. "Cool Papa" Smith And Orchestra-Christmas Blues
10. The Starlighters-Lloyd Shaffer Orchestra-Christmas Won't Be The Same (With You Away)
11. Molly Bee With Orchestra Conducted By Van Alexander-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
12. Ole Svenson And His Smorgasbord Band-I Vant A Xmas Drum
13. Yvette Et Jackman-Accompagnement d'Orchestre Direction Jean Faustin-Le Beau Bébé
14. Korla Pandit-Vocal By Jette Satin-Merry Christmas
15. The Gorman Sisters (Barbara & Viv)-Musical Director: Harb Larson-Silent Night
16. The Fontane Sisters With Billy Vaughn's Orchestra-Silver Bells
17. The Folkrafters-Frank L. Kaltman, Director-Skating Away
18. Dinah Shore With Albert Sack And His Orchestra-Sleigh Ride In July
19. Ray Bloch And His Orchestra-Vocal By The Choir-The Bells Of St. Mary's
20. Stars Of Radio & Television With Orchestra & Chorus-I'll Be Home For Christmas
21. Jan August-Piano Solo, With Orchestral Accompaniment-It Came Upon A Midnight Clear