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Christmas carols (medley) -- Victor Light Orchestra & Chorus (.wav)

Christmas carols -- Victor Light Orchestra & Chorus (for RealPlayer [.rm])

Christmas carols -- Victor Light Orchestra & Chorus (for RealPlayer [.ram])

Cantique de Noel -- Caruso (.wav)

Cantique de Noel -- Caruso (for RealPlayer [.rm])

Cantique de Noel -- Caruso (for RealPlayer [.ram])

[notes: Recorded off 12-inch, 1-sided 78 r.p.m. records played on a Victrola. No enhancements of muddy sound have been made, nor has the scratching of the needle nor the clunk of the spring unwinding unevenly been filtered out. This is the real McCoy. The Caruso carol was recorded in February 1916. I'm not 100% certain of the performers on the medley record; they may be the Victor Light Opera Company. The carols in the medley are Christians Awake,  O Little Town of Bethlehem, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, The First Noel, and Silent Night.
Thanks to Gilda Tabarez for help with the RealPlayer files. In spite of her expertise, I've only been able to get any of these sound files to work sporadically. The pattern is random -- probably according to the whims of the shellac gods. If you've tried several times on different days and still can't hear anything, e-mail me at: cyberflapr@mailcity.com .]


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