Thursday, February 19, 2009

Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs

Here is a cool old 78 I picked up last weekend for 10 cents. When I originally bought it, I was just interested in it because it has a really cool retro label on the center of the record. It wasn't until I got home that I realized it had a recording of Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs with Full Cast & orchestra. It is a Cricket Record from 1953. The reverse side has Tunes For Little People; Little Jack Horner, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, all with full cast and orchestra.
I am not able to listen to it yet, as my current record player does not play 78's. I know it came with some software to allow me adjust records recoded at regular 33 speed into 78, but I have not used it yet and am not sure how it works without breaking out the manual.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Western Songs for Children

This weekend I made the trip to some of my favorite thrift shops, and they didn't disappoint! I came home with 4 big bags of stuff, including about 40 records, many of which were Disney or Disney related. Here is one of my favorite I found, "Western Songs for Children" from 1963. I absolulty love the front cover artwork of the two kids dressed as cowboys, about to have a gun fight while a little dog looks on.
Songs on the album are;
Side 1:
1) A Cowboy Needs a Horse - Fess Parker
2) Pony Express - Chorus
3) Streets of Laredo - Rex Allen
4) Wringle Wrangle - Fess Parker
5) Pioneer's Prayer - Chorus
Side 2:
1) Westward Ho the Wagons - Chorus
2) Ballad of John Colter - Fess Parker
3) Who Shot the Hole in My Sombrero - Rex Allen
4) Kit Carson - Stan Jones
5) Goodnight Little Wrangler - Fess Parker
The song titles are not actually listed on the album cover, but the back cover does feature an ad for other "Walt Disney Musical Highlights for the Entire Family, including Many original Sound Tracks", all for just $1.98 each! Of the 15 albums pictured, I currently have 12, so that leaves 3 more I still need to find. Of course there are also 32 albums listed but not pictured that I may or may not still need. So the hunt continues!