Monday, January 9, 2012

MY 10 TEN CHRISTMAS MUSIC RECORDINGS

HERE'S A LIST OF THE TOP 10 CHRISTMAS RECORDINGS THAT I LISTENED TO AS A KID GROWING UP IN THE 1960'S AND 1970S. MY DAD OR I HAD ALL OF THESE LPS, AND I PRETTY MUCH WORE THEM ALL OUT BY THE LATE 1980'S:

1) JACK JONES "THE JACK JONES CHRISTMAS ALBUM"
2) "W. T. GRANT'S VOLUME IV"
3) "W. T. GRANT'S VOLUME V"
4) TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD "A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" DOUBLE LP
5) THE BLACKWOOD BROTHERS & THE STATESMEN QUARTET "O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL"
6) J. C. PENNEY "SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS"
7) THE CARPENTERS "CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT"
8) THE KING FAMILY "CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING FAMILY"
9) ROGER WHITTAKER "THE ROGER WHITTAKER CHRISTMAS ALBUM"
10) BIG N "THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS"

OF COURSE THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE GREAT CHRISTMAS LPS THAT I GREW UP WITH, BUT THESE ARE THE TOP 10

LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR TOP 10 FAVORITE'S ARE!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A NEW AND IMPROVED LOCATION!!

I'VE CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT MOVING MY SHARES TO ANOTHER INVITATION ONLY BLOGGER LOCATION. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS RESTRICTED TO ONLY 100 MEMBERS. FROM NOW ON I WILL BE DOING MY MUSIC SHARING HERE. PLEASE DO COME AND JOIN US THERE. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, BUT IS BY APPROVAL ONLY. SO YOU'LL HAVE TO APPLY TO THE ADMIN THERE, AND ASK TO JOIN. TELL THEM YOU CAME FROM HERE! WE EVEN HAVE A CHAT ROOM THERE, AND IMAGE UPLOADING ABILITY IN EACH POST FROM YOUR OWN YUKU GALLERY, OR FROM YOUR OWN PHOTOBUCKET GALLERY. I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE SOON!!!


AND PLEASE COME JOIN US HERE AT THE NEW YUKU FORUM THAT I SET UP FOR FORD FROM OVER AT KIDDIE RECORDS WEEKLY!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Some Tracks Of Me Singing!

This is a bunch of love songs that I recorded for an audtition tape about 16 years ago when I was trying out for the very first Wal-Mart Associates Choir in 1995, and I made it. I just came across the file the other day so I thought I'd share them with you all:

Dave's Love Songs

Monday, July 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!

Today is July 25th. Only 6 months until Christmas Day!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Christmas 1958

I was recently scanning a bunch of our family slides that I inherited from my Dad. I came across this photo of the Christmas tree at his parent's house on Christmas Eve 1958. I was barely 2 years old that Christmas. I don't recall them ever having a Putz Style Village like you can see under the tree. The two handsome babies in the photo to the right of the tree are my Older Brother and I. Jim sadly just passed away last month. I rememeber in later years playing with that orange road grader you can see at the bottom of the photo. I also rememeber that little drum and the teddy bear. I don't recall that fire engine though. All of these toys stayed there at my Grandparent's house so we would have them to play with when we came to visit later on.

The furthest back I can remember is around the time I was 5 years old which would have been December 1961. They didn't have the Village then so they must have gotten rid of it. One thing I do always remember being on their trees are the Spinner Ornaments you can see on this tree. I was fortunate enough to have been given those ornaments by my Grandmother around 1996. They can be found for sale quite often on ebay, but usually go for as much as $30.00 per ornament.



HERE'S A CLOSE UP OF THE SAME TREE THAT SHOWS THE SPINNER ORNAMENTS BETTER. I THINK WHY MY GRANDPARENTS MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN RID OF THE VILLAGE WAS AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE WAS ALWAYS A SHORT ONE THAT THEY HAD ON A TABLE IN THEIR DINING ROOM. SO PERHAPS THERE WAS NO LONGER ROOM FOR THE VILLAGE. MY GRANDPARENTS AND BOTH OF MY PARENTS ARE GONE NOW SO I HAVE NO ONE TO ASK ABOUT WHERE THE VILLAGE WENT TO. MY OLDER BROTHER DIDN'T KNOW EITHER. I ALSO REMEMBER IN LATER YEARS THAT THEY ALWAYS HAD A STRING OF BUBBLE LIGHTS ON THEIR TREE EVERY YEAR. GREAT MEMORIES THAT I WISH MY DAD HAD TAKEN MORE PHOTOS OF. I HOPE THE PHOTO BRINGS BACK SOME FOND NOSTALGIC MEMORIES FOR YOU:





Here's a photo of how my Grandparent's table top Christmas tree would look in the corner of the dining room. Not sure what year they got the bubble lights, but they aren't on the tree in this photo. My Dad had it dated as 1960 which was the first year they moved their tree to this corner:

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Older Brother Passed Away

My older Brother JIm passed away this past Tuesday of heart failure. He had been ill for a long while with only 4% kidney function for around 2 years now. The past couple of months he had been so sick, and not able to keep food down that he missed several dialysis treatments. I think it was the last straw for his body to take. He was finally admitted to the hospital in Rochester, NY last weekend. His heart stopped around 5 AM EST on Tuesday, and they never were able to get it restarted.

Please keep his wife Luann in your thoughts and prayers as Jim's death was totally unexpected so soon. She is now left holding the bag trying to straighten out her life on her own from now on. Needless to say I haven't much been in the mood for any kind of music ripping lately. Jim was cremated yesterday, and his wife will take his ashes with her back to PA where she's from. Thanks all!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Glory Of Christmas (Columbia Musical Treasury D2T 5358)

THIS RECORDING IS OOP AND PUBLIC DOMAIN, AND NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO FILE A DMCA CLAIM FOR IT!!!

I recently discovered factory released Reel To Reel tapes, and that's what this recording comes from. It was still sealed as well. It only contained 36 of the original 3 LP set of 48 songs. However thanks to Der Bingle from the FaLaLaLaLa.com Forum I was able to include his mp3 files for the 12 missing songs. It's amazing how crystal clear reel to reel recordings are. Every bit as good as CD sound I feel.




Here's a list of the song that are missing from the reel to reel version I have:

I SAW THREE SHIPS
HERE WE COME A-CAROLING
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
PATAPAN
PETER AND THE WOLF (EXCERPT)
IN DULCI JUBLIO
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST
GESU BAMBINO
PRAYER FROM "HANSEL & GRETEL"
JOSEPH DEAREST, JOSEPH MINE
THE HOLY CITY
O COME, O COME EMMANUEL

You may come across an mp3 file now and then. That is because those 12 songs are missing from the R2R copy of this recording.  So I spliced in Der Bingle's mp3 files (from the FaLaLaLaLa.com Forum) for those 12 songs.  I hope that is ok Der Bingle?

Here is the link for the Zip Files of all 48 Songs:

LINK TEMPORARILY REMOVED UNTIL COUNTER CLAIM IS FILED The Glory Of Christmas Mostly Reel To Reel Rip 1411 Wav Files



Ok. All of the zip files for this recording are now uploaded to the MediaFire link that I provided earlier. Enjoy!

Next I will be working on the "Merry Christmas" Columbia Musical Treasuries Set. My R2R is short 6 songs, but I've found someone with the Cassette copy of the original recording which contains 36 songs. They are going to rip the missing 6 songs from their tape for me. It will be coming soon!!! Here's some scans of the LP that I found online:



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

JACK JONES "THE JACK JONES CHRISTMAS ALBUM" (KAPP RECORDS 1964 KL 1399)

THIS RECORDING IS OOP AND PUBLIC DOMAIN, AND NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO FILE A DMCA CLAIM FOR IT!!!

THIS WAS THE ALBUM THAT INTRODUCED ME TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC. MY DAD GOT THIS LP SOMEWHERE IN 1964 WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD. I USED TO LISTEN TO IT A COUPLE OF TIMES EVERY WEEK FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF DECEMBER BACK THEN. EVEN NOW 44 YEARS LATER I LISTEN TO IT ON MANY OCCASSIONS AT CHRISTMAS TIME. I'D HAVE TO SAY THAT IT REMAINS MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS LP IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THE MEMORY RUSH I GET OF THOSE CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS' EVERY TIME THE FIRST NOTES OF "SLEIGH RIDE" COME THROUGH MY SPEAKERS. TIME MOVES ON WAY TOO QUICKLY. JUST FOR A MOMENT THOUGH WHEN THIS LP STARTS TO PLAY IT IS 1964 ALL OVER AGAIN.





LINK TEMPORARILY REMOVED UNTIL COUNTER CLAIM IS FILED JACK JONES "THE JACK JONES CHRISTMAS ALBUM" REEL TO REEL VERSION ZIP FILE

UPDATE: IT'S BEEN POINTED OUT TO ME THAT THIS WAS NOT THE 1964 LP COVER OF THIS RECORDING. I'M GOING TO BE AT MY DAD'S ON THE 20TH, AND I'LL HAVE TO CHECK. I'M HOPING HE'LL LET ME BRING HOME ALL OF HIS CHRISTMAS LPs BECAUSE I'M MISSING SCANS OF ABOUT 95% OF THEM. HERE IS THE 1964 LP COVER OF THIS SAME RECORDING. NOW THAT I SEE IT I AM ALMOST CERTAIN THIS WAS THE COVER ON MY DAD'S LP. HOWEVER, I'M NOT 100% POSITIVE. I KNOW HIS LP IS MONO, AND THIS ONE SAYS STEREO:



HERE'S SOME SHARES FROM LAST YEAR!!!

HERE'S JUST A FEW OF THE CHRISTMAS LPS I AM WORKING ON GETTING RIPPED TO MY PC TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL HERE. KEEP A WATCH OUT FOR THE DOWNLOAD LINKS TO SHOW UP UNDER THE PHOTOS:

GUIDEPOSTS "TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS":





GUIDEPOSTS "TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS" ZIP FILE


"THE ROGER WHITTAKER CHRISTMAS ALBUM" (AKA "A TIME FOR PEACE"):



"THE ROGER WHITTAKER CHRISTMAS ALBUM" ZIP FILE


ROGER WHITTAKER - "THE CHRISTMAS SONG":



ROGER WHITTAKER - "THE CHRISTMAS SONG" ZIP FILE


SUPER HEROES CHRISTMAS LP POWER RECORDS/PETER PAN #8199:





SUPER HEROES CHRISTMAS LP ZIP FILE


"BLACKWOOD BROTHERS/STATESMEN QUARTET CHRISTMAS LP":
EDIT: AS YOU CAN SEE I HAD THE WRONG LP COVER POSTED. THIS IS THE ONE I HAVE. I ONLY CURRENTLY HAVE ACCESS TO THE CASSETTE I MADE OF THIS LP YEARS AGO. AS I WAS RIPPING IT I REALIZED SONG #4 CUT OFF EARLY BECAUSE THE TAPE ENDED, AND I DIDN'T REALIZE IT. I'LL SHARE IT AS IS FOR NOW. THIS LP, AND ABOUT 10 OTHER CHRISTMAS LPS I OWN ARE AT MY DAD'S HOUSE. I'LL HAVE TO GET IT AND THE OTHERS TO SHARE LATER BEFORE CHRISTMAS GETS HERE.




"BLACKWOOD BROTHERS/STATESMEN QUARTET CHRISTMAS LP" ZIP FILE


THE CARPENTERS CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT" LP:





THE CARPENTERS CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT" ZIP FILE


"CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING FAMILY":
THIS IS ANOTHER OF THE MANY LPs MY DAD OWNS THAT I GREW UP LISTEING TO. I REMEMBER WATCHING THE KING FAMILY SHOWS EVERY YEAR WHILE I WAS KID. YOU CAN FIND THIS LP SHARED BY ERNIE AT HIS GREAT BLOG HERE.





"SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS":
I GOT THIS LP ABOUT A YEAR AGO OFF EBAY. YOU CAN FIND THE LP SHARED BY ERNIE HERE.





"THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST" NIMBUS RECORDS:



"THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST" ZIP FILE


SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN CHRISTMAS LP:



SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN CHRISTMAS ZIP FILE


MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL READ ALONG:



MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL ZIP FILE


DISNEY'S "THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS" LP:





DISNEY'S "THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS" ZIP FILE


"CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHIPMUNKS":





"THE CHIPMUNKS - CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHIPMUNKS" ZIP FILE


HANNA BARBERA CHRISTMAS MUSIC:





HANNA BARBERA CHRISTMAS MUSIC ZIP FILE


"SCOOBY-DOO CHRISTMAS STORIES"





"SCOOBY-DOO CHRISTMAS STORIES" ZIP FILE


PAC-MAN CHRISTMAS ALBUM:





PAC-MAN CHRISTMAS ALBUM ZIP FILE


CAPTAIN KANGAROO - "NUTCRACKER SUITE":



CAPTAIN KANGAROO - "NUTCRACKER SUITE" ZIP FILE


"FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND":





"FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND" ZIP FILE


"MONSTER CHRISTMAS MASH":





"MONSTER CHRISTMAS MASH" ZIP FILE


"DARK SIDE OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE":









"DARK SIDE OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE" ZIP FILE


"THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS" FROM BIG N (LATER THEY SOLD OUT TO K-MART):



"THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS" FROM BIG N (LATER THEY SOLD OUT TO K-MART) ZIP FILE


"MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS SONG":



"MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS SONG" ZIP FILE


"MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS LIVE":



"MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS LIVE" ZIP FILE


"A WALTON'S CHRISTMAS":



"A WALTON'S CHRISTMAS" ZIP FILE


"TIS THE SEASON" FROM HALLMARK WITH VINCE GILL & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN:





"TIS THE SEASON" FROM HALLMARK WITH VINCE GILL & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN ZIP FILE


"A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS SOUNDTRACK" LP:





"A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS SOUNDTRACK" LP ZIP FILE


JOHNNY CASH "CLASSIC CHRISTMAS":



JOHNNY CASH "CLASSIC CHRISTMAS" ZIP FILE


JOHNNY CASH "PERSONAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION":



JOHNNY CASH "PERSONAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION" ZIP FILE


"MITCH MILLER TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS SONGS AND CAROLS":
ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO I BOUGHT WHAT I THOUGHT TO BE THE DISNEY "IT'S A SMALL WORLD - 18 FAVORITE FOLKS SONGS" #1239 WITH A LOT SET OF A BUNCH OF CHILDREN'S LPs. WELL A COUPLE WEEKS WENT BY, AND I FINALLY WENT TO LISTEN TO THE LP. WELL THE RECORD INSIDE WAS THIS MITCH MILLER CHRISTMAS LP. I WAS GOING TO UPLOAD IT, AND SHARE IT HERE. HOWEVER WHEN I WENT LOOKING FOR THE LP COVER FOR THE MITCH MILLER LP I FOUND THAT ERNIE (NOT BERT) HAD SHARED IT AT HIS BLOG HERE. THE POST WAS FROM LAST YEAR, BUT THE RAPIDSHARE LINK IS STILL ACTIVE. SO PLEASE DO GO DOWNLOAD THE LP, AND ENJOY THE VAST NUMBER OF OTHER CHRISTMAS LPs ERNIE HAS SHARED ALREADY THIS YEAR!!!







"TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD "A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL":
LINK HAS BEEN CORRECTED!!!






"TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD "A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" ZIP FILE


"TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD "A STAR CAROL":



"TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD "A STAR CAROL" ZIP FILE


"MR. MAGOO's - A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
FOLLOW THE READ ALONG PAGES BY GOING HERE:






"MR. MAGOO's - A CHRISTMAS CAROL" ZIP FILE


"THE DRIFTERS CHRISTMAS ALBUM":



"THE DRIFTERS CHRISTMAS ALBUM" ZIP FILE