Posts Tagged ‘old time radio’

Sorry it’s been a few days since my last post. Life got a little crazy over the weekend. But I’m back with another audio file for you!

Today’s recording is a CBS show of Joan Brooks songs, which apparently was broadcast several times each week. The end of this recording is very bad. The lacquer on the disc has cracked, so the last few seconds skipped terribly. If anyone knows a way to “fix” this kind of cracking enough that it can be recorded, please contact me. I have quite a few records in this condition.

“CBS brings you Joan Brooks, the girl with the voice you won’t forget,” with Archie Bleyer and his orchestra. Includes “Look for the silver lining,” “I dream of you,” “Love, love, love,” “Don’t take your love from me,” “How much do I love you,” and “The blue room” (instrumental). One song has a nice dedication from a girl to her guy who is a staff sergeant in the war.

On a side note, I am working on getting a podcast going. I’m hoping that by the weekend I’ll be able to get it up and running. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who’s stopped by and who has contacted me with encouragement on this project. I really appreciate it!

This Life is Mine, 2-16-1944

December 4, 2009

Here’s some great wartime material. In this episode of the serial drama “This Life is Mine,” Eden felt sure she wanted to marry Bob Hastings. But she was engaged to Paul Warner, who is away in the war. A “Dear John” letter is written to Paul. Starring Betty Winkler in the role of Eden Channing.

Dated 2-16-1944, for broadcast on 2-17-44 at 3:00-3:15am.

Jeri Sullivan, 2-19-44

December 3, 2009

Audio

Here’s my first upload, and one of my first digital conversions. This is Jeri Sullivan with Paul Baron and his orchestra, presented by Columbia. The recording is dated 2-17-44, indicated for broadcast (on WJR) on 2-19-44. Songs include “In Our Little Dream House,” “Honey, ‘deed I do”, “Begin the Beguine,” “I’ll Be Around” and “Besame Mucho.”

From Grandpa’s iPod

And so it begins

December 3, 2009

I’ve had this collection of records in my possession for many years now. It’s been in three houses (four if you count the time it was stored in my in-laws’ garage) and moved across the country. But I’ve never been able to do much with them. I have the turntable that my grandpa assembled from studio-quality parts, but until about a year ago I couldn’t use it. After several attempts at repairs, my wonderful husband finally bypassed the non-functioning pre-amp, amp and EQ and plugged it into a cheap digital amp. It’s not original quality, but at least it works.

Now he’s got me set up with Cubase and I’ve started recording the albums to digital. My plan is to do all 261 discs or as many of those as are playable. It’s going to be a long, slow project, but I want to share it as I go along.

I’ll be doing basic editing to the files (like taking out skips) but I don’t have the ability or time to do serious editing. If anyone reading this blog would like to improve on my efforts, just contact me and I’ll be happy to share the original digital files.