Classics from the Golden Age
December 19, 2004 6:10 PM   Subscribe

Kiddie Records Weekly. In 2005, Basic Hip Digital Oddio will feature an entire year of albums from the golden age of kiddie records, lovingly transferred from the original 78s and encoded to 192kbps MP3 format. That's one a week for 52 weeks!
posted by Robot Johnny (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basic Hip fucking rules.
posted by jonmc at 6:12 PM on December 19, 2004

Amen to that.
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:21 PM on December 19, 2004

This sharity thing is getting too popular. Someone's going to take notice and figure they can sell this here eclectic ephemera if they reissue it. And of course the guy monetizing something can afford to buy more legal clout than the guy who's giving it away.

Frankly I'm amazed that people are still allowed to record and distribute their own music on the intarweb without buying a crypto certificate license thingy from Microsoft and that.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:01 PM on December 19, 2004

Fantastic. Thanks,RJ. Btw, didja see the "Vertigo Then and Now" link at the bottom of the Basic Hip page? Awesome. Look at how fast these trees have grown! [/slight derail]
posted by squirrel at 7:02 PM on December 19, 2004

how cool is this! i can't wait.
posted by amberglow at 7:37 PM on December 19, 2004

This is great. In fact, if they don't already have it, this is a great opportunity to digitize and share my prized "Captain Kangaroo Goes to the Dentist" picture disc 45.
posted by 40 Watt at 8:35 PM on December 19, 2004

I want "Peter Ponsil and his Tonsils."

It has been ... argh... 50 years since I last heard it.

And, it's not exactly music. More like a 12 minute commercial for ice cream!

"Originally released on a 78 RPM record and later on a 12 inch LP & 45 RPM Single, these became a must for all children who were facing the awesome experience of having their tonsils removed."

I found a dead link to
posted by Corky at 4:55 AM on December 20, 2004

Great illustration...totally racist...
posted by asianmack at 6:30 AM on December 20, 2004

For the past few years, my 5-year-old has totally been loving the kiddie records from Basic Hip: Little Black Sambo, Whizzer the Airplane, etc. Now, we'll have great things to listen to all year long. It always surprised me how these records appeal to kid's today. There's something timeless about the classics... Thanks Basic Hip!
posted by ubueditor at 9:23 AM on December 20, 2004

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