Saturday, December 02, 2006

25 Days Of Christmas-Day 2

Here's the second track for my 25 Days Of Christmas collection. I grabbed this track (and one other) for someone over at FaLaLaLaLa who pointed out that it had been left off of the CD reissue of Johnny Mathis' 1963 Christmas album, Sounds Of Christmas. Well, it's too good of a track not to have it out there and listened to, so I've decided to add it to my little Christmas CD project here. He calls out John Glenn in here by name, so be sure to listen for it! Here is Johnny Mathis-Have Reindeer, Will Travel from Sounds Of Christmas (Mercury SR 60837, 1963). I believe this was also released as a single, the flip side of The Little Drummer Boy.

Previous Tracks: The Crew-Cuts-Twinkle Toes

15 comments:

Ernie said...

Someone seems to have objected to my posting this track. Stand by...

bscore said...

Ernie (Not Bert):

I just wanted to thank you for posting the Johnny Mathis tune "Have Reindeer, Will Travel" from the Sound of Christmas LP. I was curious if you had access to the single it was on the back of? (The Little Drummer Boy). I believe because the single was from 1963 and the song "The Little Drummer Boy" found on CD releases by Johnny was recorded in 1969 that Mathis must have two versions of it and I'd love to hear the earlier version. Thanks and thanks...Peace on Earth...to all...

Ernie said...

bscore-Thanks for the note. I think I covered the story of the missing Johnny Mathis tracks over at FaLaLaLaLa. What I have is the original record on Mercury that featured all the tracks, instead of the Columbia reissues. But if it helps, here's a link to download both missing tracks:

http://rapidshare.com/files/5677119/Johnny_Mathis-Two_Tracks.zip

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Anonymous said...

It is tradition in our household that we play Have Reindeer Will Travel as we decorate the tree! I couldn't download it though, I got an error message...
NO'B

Ernie said...

Yeah, some of the individual downloads for the Christmas collection aren't out there anymore, but you can download two Johnny Mathis tracks from a link referenced in a comment above, or you can download the whole collection here:

http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2007/11/25-days-from-last-year.html

JLS said...

HI,

Enjoy the christmas with new tracks of sounds. And make this christmas most memorable.

Miss Sherlock said...

Hi Ernie: Thanks for Have Reindeer Will Travel. Would love to hear the flip-side The Little Drummer Boy. They haven't include these two songs on the new CD.
Happy Holidays, k

Anonymous said...

Ernie you wonderful man! Thank you for posting this almost impossible to find Christmas classic: Have Reindeer, Will Travel. I can once again enjoy this song. What a Christmas gift! Enjoy your holiday season, DDLWest.

Karamia said...

Ernie,

Thank you so much. Your music brought back so many great memories. Have reindeer will travel was a family favorite. I've been looking for years for this song. I wish you and yours a very wonderful holiday season.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you for posting "Have Reindeer, Will Travel." I thought I was going to have to buy a special turntable to convert the LP to MP3. You are a godsend! Thank you thank you thank you!

pattirules said...

Sorry to be a pian in the royal butt but i had a laptop meltdown and lost these 2 tracks...(shoulda burned em) but i didn't can u please re up the 2 mathis tracks? ty so much

Ernie said...

You might look here:

http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2010/12/got-reindeer.html

Ace Jackalope said...

I'm attending a Johnny Mathis Christmas show in November. If he does any sort of audience meet and greet (doubtful), I'll ask him why Have Reindeer will Travel hasn't been released on any of the many compilation CDs.

ADILSON CAETANO COELHO Coelho said...

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