Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas With Dino

No, not that Dino. His Christmas stuff has been released on CD so may times and in so many different combinations that it's never going to be out of print. This is Dino Martinelli, whom I know almost nothing about. I've seen several of his LPs from Columbia, each featuring the music of a single composer, so perhaps he was one of those bandleaders that just cranks out product for the sake of product. Certainly the music on this LP is nice, but there's nothing special about it. I don't think anyone will talk about how great his stuff is and how it's changed their Christmas world-view. But it's nice and pleasant and inoffensive. Harmony was a budget label for Columbia Records, and sometimes reissued collections of stuff originally from 78, but this music sounds too hi-fidelity to be that. I think it's original recordings, but I could be wrong. Why don't you download Dino Martinelli Plays Music For Christmas (Harmony (Columbia) HL 7206, Mono) and see for yourself.

1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2. What Child Is This
3. The First Noel
4. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
5. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
6. The Coventry Carol
7. Silent Night, Holy Night
8. O Come, All Ye Faithful
9. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
11. Joy To The World
12. O Holy Night

PS-This is the record in which I found the RCA inner sleeve with the great doodle that I featured here.

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