Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Another Ray Charles


Here's the first of a double-shot from Ray Charles today. No, it's not that Ray Charles, it's the chorus leader Ray Charles. He's much more white-bread. This LP is really more seasonal than the other one you'll see pop up here later (from the same year, no less!), but it's still pretty good, and has some traditional holiday carols. Please download and give a listen to The Ray Charles Singers-Winter Wonderland (MGM E3387, 1956). This is from before the days when The Ray Charles Singers became staples of Enoch Light's various record labels. Suprisingly enough though, some of the other folks who would record for Enoch Light also show up on this record, including Dick Hyman and Tony Mottola.

14 comments:

the gardener said...

honestly, who are you guy ? yes, who are you ? only santa claus could give us a wonderful x-mas lp of this quality per day ! you could try to do anything you want but for me you're this old santa claus ! tu peux remettre ta barbe et ton manteau rouge on t'as reconnu !
a great thank ! it's just a wonderful day each day !

PsychLone said...

Holy god! I have been looking for this LP online for years. When I was just a kid, this was one of my parents Christmas albums. And, and Jean Shepherd said, the whole kid calendar revolves around Christmas... so needless to say I remember this one big time.

If this works, I owe ya'll a life-debt. Thanks!!!!

Elizabeth said...

This is my favorite Christmas album of all time! I bought it in 1959 when I was a senior in high school and my copy is soooo scratched it's pitiful. I was just noodling around on the internet to see if I could possibly find it as a cd since I no longer have a working record player. What a joy that would be! Thanks for listing it. "Moonlight in Vermont" just takes me back there!

Anonymous said...

Oh g*d, this record is so fabulous. Thank-you so much for this post. What taste!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for providing this album....

Wren said...

You just can't know... I've been looking for this album for years! This was our trim-the-tree music, our open-the-gifts music, from the time I was born until the album got stuck in a box and never surfaced again! I can't thank you enough, I actually am all choked up, shedding a few tears even, listening to this essential from my past. I'm running a disc over to my mom right now!! Thank you, from my whole family, from our hearts.

Ron said...

Hi,

Is there a possibilty to reup this album with rapidshare or megaupload? I have some problems with linux.

I would be very grateful.

Thanks, Ron

Ernie said...

She's still up. Just follow the link to Lix.in, type in the code, and download away via Rapidshare!

Ron said...

Hi Ernie,

That linux is just the problem. You must take a free period for 14 days on Usenext. I've done that before and only trouble to get rid of it. Usenext has not the greatest reputation.

Anyway. thanks for your quick respons

Ron said...

@Ernie,

It works. Thanks for the wonderful Ray Charles. Probably i did something completey wrong.

Anyway, it works.

Thanks. Ron :)

Anonymous said...

How can I ever thank-you enough? Finding this recording is the best Christmas present I could ever hope for! THANKS SO MUCH! Becki

Lizzie! said...

This album has such wonderful memories for me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! My Dad's version of this album is scratched, but still viable...but your album is in much better shape. I am THRILLED to have this music. Blessings on you and yours!

laura said...

I actually own a copy of this on vinyl and am looking to sell it but am not sure of the value of it if anyone is intyrested please contact me via e-mail at lakirby@umflint.edu

Anonymous said...

Is the download still available? I get an "Error: file not found" message.