Welcome to The Tuna Melt Music Sharity Blog!

It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

None of the shares here are "borrowed" from other blogs.
All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
Vinyl Records from my own collection.

Come on in. Look around.
Scroll downward to find available links.
I hope you find something you like.

If you don't,
you can always come back later, as the variety
of what is made available should be pretty wide-ranging.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

С Новым Годом (& С Рождеством Христовым, слишком)

And Here It Is!!!

The 2014 WTF Xmas Mix!

Dig It! Or Don't.

I think it's a bit toned down in comparison to prior posts. I also think it holds up well, however, with repeated listenings.

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

    1. Gloria - AR Music
    2. What Child Is This? - Sleepy Sun
    3. Francincense - The Prog World Orchestra
    4. The Little Drummer Boy - Brave Combo
    5. Angels We Have Heard on High - Bad Religion
    6. Winter Wonderland - Abney Park
    7. Bleak Mid-Winter - Erasure
    8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Kate Rusby
    9. Just Me and These Ponies (For Christmas This Year) - Corb Lund
    10. Everything Is Cool - John Prine
    11. Do You Hear What I Hear? - William Beckett
    12. Christmas Must Be Tonight - Hall & Oates
    13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - The Wave Benders
    14. Linus and Lucy - The Brantley Family Band
    15. Flat Screens - Danielle Ate the Sandwich
    16. Santa Stole My Girlfriend - The Maine
    17. Because It’s Christmastime - Parry Gripp
    18. Peanut Brittle Brigade March - USAF Airmen of Note
    19. Merry Christmas - The Automatics
    20. Santa Claws Is Coming 2 Town - Bandrew
    21. Reggie the Christmas Hamster - Parry Gripp
    22. Wandele in de snie - Beppie Kraft
    23. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - The Kickin’ Kazoos
    24. 赤鼻のトナカイ - Yuki Uchida

A Hurried, but Happy Holiday Post

I'm sorry to say that I don't have a lot of time to spend on this. 'Tis the Holiday Season and, as such, my life is rather frenzied lately.

Right now, our local PBS Station is playing a Lawrence Welk Christmas Special (which I'm allowing myself to miss parts of in order to post this) and I've a Christmas Party to attend later this evening, along with another tomorrow.

Didn't want to put this off any longer, though.

This is another of the records that I grew up with. It's really incredibly groovy and I hope it warms a few hearts out there.

  1. Pat-a-Pam
  2. Silver Bells
  3. It's Christmas Again
  4. White Christmas
  5. Twelve Days of Christmas
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  7. Sleigh Ride
  8. Christmas Child
  9. Masters in This Hall
  10. Carol of the Star
  11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  12. March of the Angels
More detailed info on this record can be found on Discogs: Here

A couple of quick notes: I believe that I misspelled the name of Track 1 as "Pat-a-Pan", as opposed to the correct "Pat-a-Pam", in the process of ripping this album. Also, I've noticed that there is a skip in one of the tracks.

I'll correct these errors, replace the linked file, and post links to the repaired tracks later.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Happy Holidays!!! Stick This in Your Ear!!!

Keep pokin' it in there until it hurts. It probably won't take too long.

You're probably safe through the first half of this post. The first half consists of album entitled "A Christmas Festival" by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Conducted by Eugene Ormandy, along with the Temple University Concert Choir and the St. Francis de Sales Boychoir.

This is a Really Great Christmas Album!

Monophonic recording from 1964 -

  1. O Tannenbaum
  2. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  3. Little Drummer Boy
  4. I Wonder as I Wander
  5. For Unto Us a Child Is Born
  6. Here We Go A-Caroling
  7. Good King Wenceslas
  8. Away in a Manger
  9. Jingle Bells
  10. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  11. Hallelujah Chorus
  12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The second half is much less interesting. It's called "Christmas at Ye Olde Fireplace with Charlie Spivak".

Charlie Spivak, a trumpeter and bandleader best known for his big band in the 1940s, sounds like he's barely awake throughout the entire recording.

Ye Olde Fireplace was a Steakhouse in Greenville, SC in the 60s and 70s. Spivak was the resident band leader for much of that time.

  1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  2.  The Christmas Song
  3. Silver Bells
  4. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  5. Greensleeves
  6. Silent Night
  7. Home for the Holidays
  8. Medley: Santa Claus is Coming to Town /
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  9. Winter Wonderland
  10. Blue Christmas
  11. White Christmas
  12. Adeste Fideles
  13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Hope this helps you get your Holiday Season off to a good start!