About Kiddie Records Weekly
Kiddie Records Weekly began in 2005 as a one year project dedicated to celebrating the golden age of children's records. This period roughly 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 featuring big time celebrities and composers. Over time these lost treasures slipped off the radar and it has become our mission to give them a new lease on life by sharing them with today's generation of online listeners.
Audio and Image Files
Everything at Kiddie Records Weekly comes from our personal collection. We begin with our trusty Nitty Gritty machine, which scrubs dirty, grimy records squeaky clean. This step alone greatly improves sound. Next, we transfer the audio from the turntable to computer through a studio grade Echo Digital Audio soundcard. Our stereo components are a vintage Dual 1218 turntable with a Grado cartridge and a Marantz 2270 receiver. Award winning Sound Forge is our choice for audio editing software and Click Repair does a fantastic job with unwanted pops, clicks and surface noise. Our scanner is an ordinary desktop model. We've mastered the technique of stitching images together seamlessly through years of practice. Our zip files download fast and reliably because we do not use third party file sharing services.
In this on demand world, the digitizing process outlined above is anything but. Preparing each recording is a time consuming, labor intensive procedure...a labor of love! Only when we are satisfied that our digital files meet our high standards, will we share them with you. If you would like to show your appreciation for our efforts, please make a donation.
"I hope we never lose some of the things of the past."
- Walt Disney -