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I’m hyper-ventilating over this one

I just got back from spending the weekend at my mom’s. As part of my mother’s continuing saga of cleaning out the attic, she found her collection of records which includes some amazing children’s records. Now that there is the pitterpatter of grandchildren’s feet around the house, they’ve been getting a second playing on the record player in the upstairs bedroom. Everyone loves them and listening to them this weekend was a trip down memory lane for me. One of our favorites was "Rusty In Orchestraville"
Rust_cover

and hoping to take this classic story home to share with my girls, too, I looked for it online in CD form.
My searches led me to an amazing find. A project called kiddie records weekly.
Puss_in_boots

The project celebrates "the golden age of children’s records" from the mid-forties to early fifties. And in an effort to avoid their extinction and have them enjoyed once again by online listeners, they have brought them back in the form of downloadable mp3s. Each week in 2005, and continuing in 2006 they offer a new children’s record for download. You can download and burn the complete record as well as download all cover and dust jacket images.
Korncert

It really is an amazing gift. I’ve already been downloading like crazy and the girls enjoyed Rusty in Orchestraville and some Uncle Remus on the ride home.

Little_gnawman

My mother made the comment that these stories are enveloped in rich, beautiful classical music. And the endearing storytelling is unmatched in our day. I know so many of you will love these.
Enjoy and have fun.

2005 library here

2006 library here (including previews of what else will be revealed the rest of this year.)

   

 

 

      


 
 
   
      

I just got back from spending the weekend at my mom’s. As part of my mother’s continuing saga of cleaning out the attic, she found her collection of records which includes some amazing children’s records. Now that there is the pitterpatter of grandchildren’s feet around the house, they’ve been getting a second playing on the record player in the upstairs bedroom. Everyone loves them and listening to them this weekend was a trip down memory lane for me. One of our favorites was "Rusty In Orchestraville"
Rust_cover

and hoping to take this classic story home to share with my girls, too, I looked for it online in CD form.
My searches led me to an amazing find. A project called kiddie records weekly.
Puss_in_boots

The project celebrates "the golden age of children’s records" from the mid-forties to early fifties. And in an effort to avoid their extinction and have them enjoyed once again by online listeners, they have brought them back in the form of downloadable mp3s. Each week in 2005, and continuing in 2006 they offer a new children’s record for download. You can download and burn the complete record as well as download all cover and dust jacket images.
Korncert

It really is an amazing gift. I’ve already been downloading like crazy and the girls enjoyed Rusty in Orchestraville and some Uncle Remus on the ride home.

Little_gnawman

My mother made the comment that these stories are enveloped in rich, beautiful classical music. And the endearing storytelling is unmatched in our day. I know so many of you will love these.
Enjoy and have fun.

2005 library here

2006 library here (including previews of what else will be revealed the rest of this year.)

   

 

 

      


 
 
   
      

18 comments on “I’m hyper-ventilating over this one”

  1. oh my goodness, i can’t breathe! i’m listening to the lone ranger on kiddie records weekly – what an AMAZING site! i’m going to download and download…. my kids LOVE stories on CD and stuff, they’ll love these goodies – thanks for the link!

  2. How funny! Just this weekend I bought some children’s 45’s at a garage sale for my kids to play like I did when I was little. Does anyone remember the Thumbelina record with that scary toad that wants to marry her? Thanks for the awesome link!!

  3. Oh – I can not even thank you enough for sharing this wonderful find with us! I never would have found this site on my own, and I am just smitten (as I sit here and listen to Gerald McBoing-Boing as I type!)

    thank you thank you thank you!

    And Bessilu, I *do* remember that Thumbelina record – the toad was so creepy!!!!

  4. WOW! what a find! tthanks so much – i will be burning many for our long drive up to canada next week… to play along with the fantastic cds you sent us of course!!

  5. oh molly. thank you so much for these links. i cant wait to go down load all of this. i instantly recalled all the time i spent listening to eustace the useless rabbit.

  6. thanks for the link info. i’ve always loved “little black sambo.” we would get it from the library as children, until it was banned. i have several copies of the book (brand new, old, very very old, even a viewmaster slide) but i don’t think i have an audio version!

  7. thanks for the link info. i’ve always loved “little black sambo.” we would get it from the library as children, until it was banned. i have several copies of the book (brand new, old, very very old, even a viewmaster slide) but i don’t think i have an audio version!

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