My husband and I are both big music geeks; the running joke, in fact, is that I/he had to marry him/me as we did'nt know anyone else who had as many albums. That's vinyl, for all you cool, cool kids out there.
It should come as no surprise then that having a kid is our excuse to go nuts on the music. Granted, its a new world now where if you only want one song you only need to buy one song. No more collateral vinyl damage cluttering up the back room, alas.
That all being said, I've been working hard on two mixes for the boy. One is The Sleepy Baby Mix and the other is called "Applesauce!" which is yet another Little Rascals/Our Gang reference. "Applesauce!" is all old songs either by the original artist or, if that wasn'nt possible, by a good old vintage sounding artist. All of these songs are available on either eMusic or iTunes.
But will someone please explain to me why Ray Charles' country western stuff isn't available online? I know it's a time of war and all but that seems a rather extreme sacrifice to make to digitization...
Anyway, here are the lists--please feel free to copy cat as necessary:
Swinging on a Star/ Doris Day with Les Brown and his Orchestra
When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along/ Claude Sweeten
Yes Sir, That's My Baby/ Cliff Edwards
The Yodeling Cowboy/ Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
Ain't We Got Fun?/ Edwin LeMar
April Showers/ Claude Sweeten
Big Rock Candy Mountain/ Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
By the Light of the Silvery Moon/ Ray Noble
The Sheik of Araby/ The All Star Sextette
Shine on Harvest Moon/ Jerry Gray and His Orchestra
Drill Ye Tarriers Drill/ Cisco Houston
Home on the Range/ Pete Seeger
Wabash Cannon Ball/ Doc Watson
Don't Fence Me In/ Gene Autry
Deep in the Heart of Texas/ Gene Autry
Dry Bones/ Elder Charles Beck
Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In/ Milton Brown and His Orchestra
Rag Mop/ Ames Brothers
Ain't Nobody Here but us Chickens/ Louis Jordan
Yes, We Have No Bananas/ Louis Prima
Jingle Jangle Jingle/ Sons of the Pioneers
The Teddy Bear's Picnic/ Hal Hall and the BBC Orchestra
On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine/ Laurel and Hardy
Uh oh. Kid's squawkin'. More later.