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March 2, 2006



The golden age of children's records, from the mid–1940s through the early 50s, lives.

From the website:

    Each recording has been carefully transferred from the original 78s and encoded to MP3 format for you to download and enjoy.


    You'll find a new addition every week, all year long.

Among the selections:

• "Peter Pan" featuring the voices of Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff

• "Children's Songs and Stories" by Tex Ritter

• "Pecos Bill" featuring Roy Rogers

• "Cinderella" told by Jeanette MacDonald

Along with the audio the website includes the artwork that came with the original recordings.

[via Doug Stanley and the Tampa Tribune]

March 2, 2006 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Wow, does this bring back the memories. My parents got this one thing perfectly right -- I was surrounded by ALL kinds of music, from the git-go. I think that's such a good thing to do for kids' developing noggins. The first music I can ever remember hearing was a little yellow 45 (or was it 78?) rpm recording of Kirk Douglas singing "Got a Whale of a Tale" from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, I think it was. But in that same year (I believe I was 3) I also fell in love with Chopin's Polonaise in A Flat Major (on an old V-Disc), Louis Armstrong's West End Blues, Hank Williams' Long Gone Lonesome Blues, and Bach's (J.S.) organ music, played as loud as the little "record player" could handle.

Sorry, just cranked up a flood of pleasant recall, there.

Posted by: Flutist | Mar 3, 2006 2:15:49 PM

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