Wednesday, February 09, 2011

More Vintage Organ from Gladys Goodding

As many of you know already, Gladys Goodding was the organist for the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. The other day I posted up an original recording of hers and thought it would be neat to see if there might be other recordings of her out there. I've been told that there is a recording of her singing the National Anthem, which she consistently performed at many ballgames. Unfortunately, I have yet to find it. I did, on the other hand, find a couple of 1940's recordings of her playing some familiar tunes.

Here are two separate recordings featuring her playing on a V-Disc. For those who don't know, a V-Disc was a recording made in cooperation with the US Military during WWII. They were used by military personnel as a morale booster while overseas. Enjoy them below.

Baseball Medley

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Mood Music

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Blog Kiosk: 2/9/2011

  • What's the point of having the 1944 Dodger Satin uniforms for throwback day if they are not actually made of satin. Color me confused and extremely disappointed. Check out the Q&A at Vin Scully is My Homeboy. BTW, Inside the Dodgers reports that almost 25,000 votes were cast within the first 24 hours.
  • Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts has a must-read interview with GM Ned Colletti.
  • Check out this awesome cake-styled Baby Shower thingy, via TwitPic NikkiC_224. It's made of a fleece blanket, some clothes, diapers and Dodger toys. That is one lucky kid!
  • Check out pics of Lingerie Bowl VIII, here!
  • Chris Jaffe tries to figure out which championship team was the worst ever. He includes the 1959 and 1988 Dodgers in his analysis. Check it out here at Hardball Times. I found it to be pretty fun to read; especially considering my view that the '88 team was as Cinderella as you can get. Who knew there were other teams just as bad on paper?

eBay: Brooklyn Dodgers Youth Belt

There is nothing like running into vintage oddball Dodger collectibles on eBay. It's like finding buried treasure within a pile of the monotonous and plain.

Here we have a vintage Brooklyn Dodger children's belt given by a father to his young son. It remains in great shape considering it shows some signs of use- the belt holes and buckle are a bit worn. These belts date to the 1950's and features a beaded area that spells out "Brooklyn Dodgers." I had won one of these several years ago through Hunt Auctions, so it will be interesting to see what price this ends up at.