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Coral 64061: The Pinetoppers, ‘Big Parade Polka’/’Mockin’ Bird Hill’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

The Organ in Stereo

And that’s all there is for this one — no liner notes at all. I’m guessing that this was a ‘60’s era ‘stereo recording is a new thing’ release, but haven’t been able to find any definitive information.


Musicians as determinedly spontaneous as Salvation by necessity must make music that reflects their own personalities and Salvation’s music is joyous and ‘good timey.’ But perhaps the best comment on its flavor came from the Berkeley poet John Thompson who stopped by and chanced to hear the test pressing. He was fascinated and when it was over he murmured, ‘It’s like a birthday present!’ And it is, isn’t it?

The Music of Cosmos

Human music is an expression of our thoughts and our feelings, a combination that is the distinction of our species. We dedicate this record to the musicians of Planet Earth.

Al Jolson: Souvenir Album

An amazing thing has happened in the entertainment business—specifically in films, radio and records, which constitute a large chunk of it—something that, by all the odds, all the predictions of the wiseacres, shouldn’t have happened at all! A star who was the toast of yesterday’s generation has swept today’s generation just as completely off its feet.


Break dancing is the combination of gymnastics and free-style street dancing—the marriage of athletics and cool. The kids who break are old enough to have the power and strength necessary but young enough to take it. From Old Style to 1990 action, breaking sets the body up for moves from ballet smooth to high-stress acrobatics. And with the New York City Breakers, you know that the moves will be on and most definitely in check.

Hap Miller and his Sun Valley Lodge Orchestra: It Happened in Sun Valley

…a collection of the favorite songs of Sun Valley guests as played by Hap Miller and his Orchestra.

Johnny Vadnal and His Orchestra: Discotheque for Polka Lovers

It was bound to happen. Here it is only a season or two A.D. (After Discotheques) and youngsters are discovering that the older generations know how to enjoy themselves. As a matter of moment, teen-agers are beginning to wallow in that way to wall-to-wall fun—the Polka.