Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome, Christmas 2012!

Hi, folks — Hi-Fi Holidays will resume it's annual album posting schedule shortly. I am cleaning up some recordings made (but never finished) last year, and starting up new ones for this season.

There have been a handful of comments about old album links not working, and I hope to fix those as well.

Stay tuned!

23 comments:

  1. Here's to the hap-hap-happiest Christmas!

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  2. So excited to find the album Christmas is For Children! This was a favourite of mine as a child and I had always hoped to be able to play it for my children. This Christmas I would love to be able to share it with them even though they are in their mid 20's. I clicked on the link for it but was not able to get it. Thanks for the update today saying you hoped to fix the links that were not working.

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  3. Looking forward to it!

    Steve

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  4. Wonderful! I was just about to post a message here asking if you were going to continue sharing such great Christmas music again this year!

    ~Chris

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  5. Can't hardly wait. I know they will be great

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  6. Hi Ryan:

    I’ve just started a new blog on American Christmas songs and wanted to introduce myself. I’m an author and I’ve just finished a book on Christmas songs for the University Press of Florida (Fall 2013).

    Right now I’m pretty ambitious, logging in three entries a week, though that will taper off after the beginning of the year (though I’ll maintain at least an entry a week). My twin focus revolves around American Christmas songs and cultural history.

    I look forward to catching the new posts on Hi-Fi Holiday this season.

    Happy Holidays!

    Ronnie

    Ronald D. Lankford, Jr.
    www.americanchristmassongs.com
    rdlankfordjr@live.com

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  7. Just discovered your blog... especially interested in the Longines and Firestone recordings that I remember from my childhood!

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  8. Can't wait!!! It's going to be a great Christmas!

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  9. Great blog. Do you think you could find us Gleason's original All I Want For Christmas album ? Impossible to find it. That would make my christmas special.

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  10. Another plz pretty plz for "Christmas Is For Children" album.

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  11. Hi Anonymous — the link works for me. Make sure you're OK to download from Mediafire, wherever you are.

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    1. While another album link worked on MediaFire the Christmas is for Children album displayed a message saying "permission denied-file has been identified as a copyright protected work and cannot be distributed using MediaFire." Any advice would be appreciated.

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    2. I had the same error message.

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    3. Link updated — for reals!

      Thanks for the heads up.

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    4. Still getting the same error message:(

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    5. Same here, access denied. I do have a tip though: someone used sendspace for a bunch of big files and it dl'd way faster than any other host. Yeah, the sendspace that used to be slow as snails is (so far) the fastest.

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    6. The link works, you just need to delete the forward slash (/) in the url, then refresh.

      I think its a security feature set in the browser, not at host.

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    7. I was able to get the Christmas Is For Children album now! Ryan, can't thank you enough for making this available. What a wonderful way to start off Christmas 2012! Can't wait to share it with my family. It sure brought back many memories of listening to it repeatedly as a child.

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  12. Anonymous (another!) - I've seen the Gleason album available for download on one of the Christmas sharity blogs. Keep your eyes peeled, it's out there!

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  13. Visiting Hi-Fi in the mornings during the holidays to discover (or re-discover) some amazing Holiday tunes is one of my favorite annual traditions! Thank you so much for all of the countless hours to present these gifts to all of us!

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  14. Christopher BrochonNovember 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Ryan,
    I just found your blog. I am a big collector of Christmas Albums myself and have about 100. If there are any you are looking for to post, let me know. If I have it I'll be glad to make a copy and mail it to you for "clean-up". The Wayne King you posted is one of my favorites! Thanks for all your work keeping the spirit alive! Chris merryoaks@mac.com

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    1. Thanks for the offer, Christopher. Maybe we can follow-up on this after Christmas, which is (surprisingly) when I do most of the Christmas music recording, cleaning, etc. Thanks!

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