Saturday, December 09, 2006

101 x 3


Here's some nice easy listening Christmas music for this cold winter night. Well, I think it's about 65 outside, so does that really count as cold? Probably not. But to some people, this record doesn't count as music. But it's Christmas, so let's be charitable. Some people like these albums. If you want it, go get 101 Strings-Christmas Moods (Somerset SF-71000, 1964), and enjoy it. Perhaps you don't like the cover? Then I've given you two other choices below. Each of these covers contained the same music. My favorite is the one at the top. That's actually why it's at the top, now that I think about it. This record is another rerun from last year, so if you're interested, you can go back and see what I wrote then. Or when I shared out the third cover, you can read that, too.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

EZ-Christmas-Listening at it's finest, courtesy of 101 Strings. Their cover of "Adeste Fidelis" is a quiet smoker. When the 'heavenly chorus' joins in, ya just gotta have a lump in your throat... and it isn't just the rum in your egg-nog backing up. Ernie, Thank You for sharing the music!

greg said...

We had the album with the last cover. I would never have know it was the same had you not posted all three covers. Thank you Ernie for the service you provide!

Jannell Says said...

Man oh MAN this album is intense xmas wonderment. Seriously, its kind of like the Cure: somber when your somber and joyous when your happy. But that is what good music does - ELICIT A GENUINE EMOTIONAL RESPONSE!!!

Thank you a thousand times and happy holidays.

Dave said...

Old post I know but anyway. I just got an LP from an online shop today. It is the red cover, but is not velvet. And, the production number of mine is SF-7100 by Somerset. I guess they realy knew how to get their money's worth out of an LP back then huh?

Dave

Simon said...

Anybody else noticed just how out of tune those tubular bells are? I can just feel the percussionist wincing with every single note... and yet nobody stops and reworks the arrangements! Studio time is money alright. (Didn't they have a celesta, a glockenspiel, a metallophone? Anything bell-like that was actually in tune?)