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"
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.
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.
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.
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.)