Friday, September 30th, 2005
Golden Age of Children’s Records
Fifty-two children’s records from the 1940s and 1950s are being converted from 78 and 45 records to MP3 format and published online. One recording a week goes up, courtesy of Kiddie Records Weekly.
This is the site’s stated goal:
"We see this wonderful part of our past slowly dying out and are concerned that one day these recordings will be completely forgotten. Our mission is to bring them back to life by sharing them with a new generation of online listeners."
The idea is interesting, but I’m skeptical that most of these records hold much value for kids today… because of the static, the squeaky voices, and the general mode of story telling that is (I presume) much different from today. Or am I totally wrong? Anyone with a 4 or 5-year-old child care to weigh in?
Kiddie Records Weekly [kiddierecordsweekly.com]