Monday, December 31, 2007

MP3's for the children

As a result of Christmas giving everyone in the house now has their own MP3 player. That makes them very happy but it makes it a bit more difficult to hear mom calling to remind them of chores still to be done.

With the RIAA's ridiculous opinion that riping CD's you've purchased may be a violation of their copyright you might be looking for some other options to fill those tender ears. I've got 'em.

We've been long time fans of Homeschool Radio Shows (classic radio programs that include literature, history and just silly stuff), we appreciate the free books via the audio archive (Uncle Tom's Cabin currently) and now (thanks to Ben Cunningham) we're going through the Kiddie Recordings: Classics from the Golden Age. Even cooler, sit your child down in front of this screen so they can listen to the audio while scrolling through the original illustrations that have been restored. They can watch "Between the Lions" some other time.

Kiddie Records Weekly began in 2005 as a one year project devoted to the golden age of children's records. This period spanned from the mid forties through the early fifties and produced a wealth of all-time classics. Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers. Over the years, these forgotten treasures slipped off the radar and it became our mission to give them a new lease on life by sharing them with today's generation of online listeners. Each week throughout the year we added a new recording and before we knew it, our one year project turned into three!

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