Thursday, December 13, 2007

Compatible Children


Here's another album from Modern Sound, this time it's a children's Christmas record, but some of the songs on here are the exact same recordings as on this earlier album I shared. It's weird, I tell you, but what else would you expect from a budget label? I think only the Caroleers story is more convoluted than this one. Look close at the cover above, and you'll see that you get to hear Rudolph, The Red Nose! What a treat! And it's printed crooked! Bad crooked! There's no artist info at all here, so I just credited it to Modern Sound. You get to listen to some stories, sing along with some songs, even get a little instrumental action on Silent Night. What parent wouldn't buy this for their kid? This is A Christmas Party For Children (Modern Sound Christmas Album #2, 1967). Does that mean this one came out before Album #4? Perhaps. I do know that this record was reissued as Children's Christmas Party (Halo #1001, 1974). Do these people have no shame?

I did find a web site that tried to unravel the mysteries of these cheap records. Maybe reading what they have to say will help you. Maybe not.

UPDATE: This appears to be available at a couple of different download sites, and that makes it ineligible for sharing. Gotta play by the rules here, folks. Sorry if I got your hopes up. Lemme find a link for you... Hmmm, I can't seem to link to iTunes, but go over there and search for the LP title Children's Christmas Party. It's there, shown under the same cover you see above.

7 comments:

Inkydog said...

Ernie,

In the next post or two over at my blog I have scheduled a Halo record that I think will fit in very well with what you have posted. It's ready to go save for the back cover. I'll let you know when it's up

Pete said...

I personally like how Rudolph is helping guide the sleigh from the rear of the reindeer team, not in the front...guess he's barking out commands to the other 8?

Ernie said...

You mean how he's barking out commands to the other 5? They seem to be a few deer short of a full team there.

The King of Jingaling said...

This is available via bothe iTunes and Emusic, believe it or not.

Ernie said...

Thanks for the save, King. Odd what stuff shows up and what doesn't, isn't it?

The King of Jingaling said...

Here's the link

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=93350813&s=143441

Inkydog said...

Ernie,
My own Halo contribution is now up over at Cheerful Earful.

http://www.inkydog.blogspot.com/