Saturday, November 12, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 46

Week 46, almost the middle of November! I can see the end from here. Hope you're enjoying all this great music from 78s, courtesy of The Internet Archive. Another great batch this week, and once again, I'm not big on the chat. So have a go at the download link and I'll see you next week.


PS-I got hit by a tropical storm this week. Didn't come as close as Ian, thank goodness, and the wind wasn't nearly as strong. In fact, we didn't even call off work. But I feel like mentioning it since it was in the news.

Update-4 Jan 2023-Added tracklist for searching.

1. Adrienne Gallon-Orchestre Dir.: Jacques Metehen-Bonjour Noël
2. Sadler's Wells Chorus And Orchestra-Warwick Braithwaite, Conductor-Hallelujah Chorus
3. Glenn Davis At The Hammond Organ-Jingle Bells
4. The Westminster Choir-John Finley Williamson, Conductor-Joseph Came Seeking A Resting Place (Carol For Christmas)
5. Mr. Yves Tinayre (Collection Du Théâtre Du Petit Monde) Direction O. Humble-La Légende De Saint-Nicolas
6. The Celebrity Quartette (Isobel Baillie, Gladys Ripley, John McHugh And Harold Williams)-Lullay My Liking
7. Arthur Fields-Tenor Solo-Oogie Oogie Wa Wa
8. Leslie "Uggams" Crayne With Orchestral Accompaniment-Percy, The Pale Faced Polar Bear
9. Varsity Caroleers-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
10. Lennon Bros. With Don Shaw Orchestra-Santa Claus Polka
11. Shannon Quartet With Orchestra-Silent Night, Hallowed Night
12. Concert Orchestra-Skater's Waltz
13. Fritz Wenneis (Dominator)-Süßer Die Glocken Nie Kklingen...
14. Cal Stewart-Uncle Josh Plays Santa Claus
15. Cyril Stapleton And His Orchestra-White Christmas
16. Tom Glazer-Little Bitty Baby
17. Antal Dorati And The Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Narrated By Robert Emerick-Nutcracker Suite (Pt. 2): 1. Trepak; 2. Waltz Of The Flowers
18. Peerless Quartet With Orchestra-Oh You Silv'ry Bells (Jingle Bells)
19. Colin O'More-Orchestra Accompaniment With Chimes-Ring Out Christmas Bells
20. Mde Ed. Bolduc Et Sa Famille-Voila Le Pere Noel Qui Nous Arrive
21. Spike Jones And His City Slickers-Vocal By Linda Strangis, Accompanied By St. Mary Magdalen's Childrens Choir-Where Did My Snowman Go?
22. Unknown Artist-Christ Is Born
23. Robert Rheims, Organ, Chimes-First Noel; Joy To The World
24. Major Records-Good Christian Men Rejoice
25. Organ And Chimes-O Little Town Of Bethlehem
26. Mount Holyoke College Glee Club-Ruth Douglass, Conductor-Solo By Jean Levy-Wake, Nightingale (Franconian)
27. Arthur Godfrey-Orchestra, Chorus & All The Little Godfreys Under The Direction Of Archie Bleyer-Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
28. Morton Gould And His Orchestra-Suite Of Christmas Hymns II-Silent Night
29. Robert Frost-An Old Man's Winter Night
30. Louis Garisto-Chimes With Organ-O Holy Night

Friday, November 11, 2022

Christmas Is Coming

Just a little reminder, Christmas will be here before you know it...

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

How To Download

Every Christmas season, I share out a ton of old music that I've recovered from scratchy old vinyl. But I've not exactly kept up with the times when it comes to how I share that old music with you. I don't offer streams or samples, or even direct downloads. The only way I have of sharing this music with you is via downloads from a special hosting service. I've used any number of services over the years, but at the moment I've been able to stick with a place called MEGA for a few years now. This post is meant to be a quick guide to how to get the music I share downloaded from there so you can listen to it. In all of my posts with a share, you'll see the word MEGA somewhere. (In older posts, there may be a share in the comments, so be sure to look there is you don't see such a thing in the main post. Old shares might show old hosts like RapidShare or Zippyshare or even a Torrent, but none of those work any more.) That MEGA word is a link to the download site. You click on it, and a new window will open in your browser where you can download the file. Don't worry, it's a free download, you shouldn't be asked to pay or join up for anything. (You can create an account if you like, and if you do so from one of my shares, I get a little credit, so be my guest!) Right at the moment (and this does change from time to time...), that new window will show a green download button at the bottom right of the screen. Click that download button, and your computer will start to download the file. When it's got the whole thing, it will either ask you where to save the file, or it will save it to your default download location if you have such a thing set. From there, you'll need to unzip the compressed download using either a built-in function of your OS, or via a utility like 7-Zip or WinZip. Once you're unpacked the file, you can delete the ZIP file that you originally downloaded. Inside the newly unpacked folder, you'll see the music and image files. Just open those in the appropriate playback software for listening or rendering software for viewing and you're all set. I know it may seem a little complicated if you've never done it, but it's not too hard once you've done it a time or two. By the end of the Christmas season, you'll have quite a library of Christmas music!

If any of ya'll have anything to add that might might make it easier on the new visitors, please leave me a comment on this post. Thanks!