Archive for December, 2010

Jingle Bells

December 22, 2010

Here’s a quickie.

This is a pretty strange show, produced locally at WJR and hosted by Ron Gamble. 

Your Hit Parade, 11-24-45

December 11, 2010

Hidden treasure! I didn’t know that I had any “Your Hit Parade” programs until recently. My grandpa didn’t put the show name on any of his index cards or on the records themselves–only the song names were listed, followed by “HP.” My mom told me what that meant just a few months ago.

This is almost a complete show.

I’m having a blast!

December 1, 2010

I’m going crazy with digitizing right now. I’ll start posting some of this stuff soon, maybe this weekend. Are there any Tony Martin fans out there? Apparently my grandpa was one, or at least went on a Tony kick. I just digitized over 10 records of his show for Bourjois. Right now I’m doing a bunch of “Your Hit Parade” shows, which are really fun. Most of these records are in pretty good shape, so it won’t take me long to get them ready to post.

The death of my 33.3rpm motor has actually turned out to be a good thing. I can record records in less than half the time on 78, and there doesn’t seem to be any loss from changing the speed digitally.  I’d still like to get the 33.3 fixed, but it’s not a priority. Now, if the 78 goes out too… but I won’t even think about that possibility.

Anyway, just keep watching this space! And if you want to listen to some tunes to get you into the Christmas spirit, check out these posts from last year:  Christmas 1946, Christmas 1945.