An Album a Day. Everyday. 365.

Each and every day, for all of 2015, we uploaded an album for your listening pleasure. 2016 arrived and we decided to keep going! Not for the full year, 500 seems like a good number before we call it a wrap. We were able to pull off this improbable feat because all of the albums were digitized years ago and were part of the now defunct Basic Hip Digital Gold website. Every album was at one time in our collection and we did all the transfers, thus assuring a consistent level of quality throughout.

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. Over time, these lost treasures fell 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.

The Online Guide to Whistling Records

Home to the largest collection of whistling albums and 78RPM records that you will find on the internet. Or anywhere else!  Highlights include sections on Fred Lowery (The Blind Whistler) and Brother Bones, who recorded one of the most instantly recognizable songs of the 20th century, "Sweet Georgia Brown," adopted by the Harlem Globetrotters as their official theme song.

Kenyon Hopkins

One of the most overlooked composers of the fifties and sixties, Kenyon Hopkins is one of the unsung heroes of his time. His impressive discography includes his popular Shock Music trilogy, Esquire Sound Tour albums and several excellent television and movie soundtracks, including The Hustler.

The Best of Kenyon Hopkins is a chronological presentation of this gifted composer's body of work compiled from 31 different recordings. Click here to see the playlist.

Tony Schwartz

Documenting life in sound and pictures is something Tony Schwartz has been doing since 1945, when he bought his first Webcor wire recorder and roamed the streets of Manhattan recording the people and everyday sounds around him. From this hobby developed one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of voices, street sounds and music, resulting in nineteen record albums for Folkways and Columbia.

Sounds of My City is a fascinating collage of snippets from most of Tony's recordings and include some rare limited editions. Click here to see the playlist.

Franklyn MacCormack

For almost forty years, this legendary radio personality filled the air for Chicago's night crowd with his quiet blend of soft music and nostalgic poetry. The story goes he died while on the air. Seriously out dated stuff, but we love him dearly. Otis Fodder, we thank you for your contributions.

The Old Book of Memories is a collection of the many recordings made by Franklyn MacCormack during his distinguished career. Click here to see the playlist.

The Torch Hour is an actual segment from his late night WGN Radio broadcast.

Vagabond House is the recital of two of Don Blanding's immortal classics.

Basic Hip Digital Oddio 2016