Archive for the 'Old Timey Stuff' Category
This week’s Living Books for the Ears program from HomeschoolRadioShows.com:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain -a delightful half hour audio adaptation of Twain’s classic story which was originally broadcast on My Favorite Story, a syndicated radio program that aired in the late 1940s.
This week’s program also includes an audio of the classic children’s story “Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks With the Circus” by James Otis.
These programs are in MP3 format and will be available through Monday, June 7, 2010.
Blessings and happy listening,
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling page.
Homeschool Freebie of the Day has some classic children’s audio for us today:
Fun & Music Down on the Farm (mp3 audios) –First up is a jolly version of the classic children’s song, “Oats, Peas, Beans”; then a visit with “The Little Crooked Man” (of the Mother Goose rhyme) with his crooked cat and crooked mouse; a journey with “Uncle Don Down On The Farm”, and finally we’ll stop in for a delightful concert put on by a little mouse and a whole menagerie of barnyard animals.
These audios are hosted at HomeschoolRadioShows.com, so they should be available through next Monday.
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.
Free Grand Ole Opry Recordings
Are you a fan of old country, bluegrass and gospel music? If so, you may want to check out some old recordings of the Grand Ole Opry:
Grand Ole Opry Recordings (MP3 format) -These recordings are from the 1940s and 50s and feature such artists as Red Foley, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Eddie Arnold, a very young Minnie Pearl and many, many more. There are over 50 shows that you can download individually -or get the entire collection in a zip file.
Would you like to watch an old Grand Ole Opry TV show?
FreeClassic TV: Grand Old Opry April 28, 1956 -Hosted by Carl Smith. Guests include Chet Atkins, Minnie Pearl, Flatt and Scruggs, June Carter and others. Show is almost an hour long and is available in MPEG4* and Ogg Video* formats. Files are very large**.
*The free VLC player will play MPEG4 and Ogg video formats
**I checked the MPEG4 file and it can be paused during downloading. If you’re using dial-up internet, try the free Orbit Downloader which allows you to pause and resume downloads.
More Free Old Time Country Music
The Carter Family: Wildwood Flower (MP3 format) -A classic, recorded on May 10th, 1928.
Pie Plant Pete: Hand Me Down My Walking Cane -From 1929, Pie Plant Pete (Claude Moye) was an early country music performer. Download MP3 or listen online.
The Coon Creek Girls: Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood (MP3 format) -The Coon Creek Girls were an all-female Appalachian string band, song was recorded about 1936.
Obed Pickard: Sally Goodin -Recorded in 1929, Obed Pickard was one of the first Grand Ole Opry performers. Download MP3 or listen online.
Blessings and happy listening,
Homeschool Freebie of the Day brings us another adventure of Peter Wheat plus a coloring book to download:
The Adventures of Peter Wheat: The Mysterious Thief plus The Peter Wheat Coloring Book (PDF ebook) -Peter Wheat and the inhabitants of the wheat field are back with more fun comic book adventures! Written & illustrated by the great Walt Kelly, these little known 16 page comic books were originally published in 1950 as giveaways for local “Peter Wheat” bakeries.
Today’s adventure is “The Mysterious Thief” – somebody or someTHING has broken into the bakery and made a huge mess of everything, and it is up to Peter and Sammy Sweet to find out who it is… before it’s too late!
The delightful Peter Wheat Coloring Book features full page illustrations of Peter and his friends for young hands to color and enjoy!
“Mr. President” was an old time radio show that aired in the 40’s and 50’s about events in the every day life of American presidents. To challenge listeners, the identity of the President in each episode was not made known until the end of the show.
The Internet Archive has quite a few episodes of “Mr. President” available as free MP3 downloads:
Old Time Radio Programs, Mister President –Download individual episodes of approximately 7mb each, or the whole collection of 29 episodes, which is 54mb.
(If you have slow internet service, a download manager is very helpful. I use the free Orbit Downloader to schedule large and multiple files for downloading overnight.)
Don’t have time to download all those shows? Would you like more episodes? Check out OTRCat.com:
Old Time Radio Catalog: Mr. President –CD of 75 episodes of “Mr. President” in MP3 format, only $5 plus shipping. Must be played in a computer or special MP3 player device.
These would make wonderful supplements to your American History studies –and a great resource for your “audio learners”.
Apple Johnnie Cake
by Mrs. Laura Chamberlain
One pint sour milk, 1 1/2 pint New Orleans molasses, 1 teaspoonful soda, 2 teaspoonsful cream tartar, 1 egg well beaten, 2 tablespoonsful melted lard. Peel, core, and chop fine, 3 large Russet apples, corn meal enough to make a stiff batter. Place a paper in the bottom of a well greased pan, bake 3/4 of an hour in a moderate oven, as it burns easily.
From The Centennial Cookery Book, 1887
For even more eCookbooks and recipes, please see my recipes tag archive.