Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Concertos


Here's another great Christmas piano LP, this time with more emphasis on the artist and less on the piano itself. For all I know, this record could have been made on the Siena Pianoforte, they just didn't credit it by name on the jacket. They did, however, credit the artist quite prominently, and with just cause. George Greeley plays some pretty good piano here, and runs through quite a list of Christmas carols. If I could describe any of my shares around here as good background music, this one is it. Please download and play George Greeley With The Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ted Dale-The Twenty-Two Best Loved Christmas Piano Concertos (Warner Bros WS 1338, Stereo, 1959) in the background. I keep forgetting to mention my previous shares. I first threw this one up on the old blog last year.

1. Joy To The World; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly; O Christmas Tree; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
4. All On A Christmas Morning; We'll Dress This House
5. Silent Night; Adeste Fideles
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Away In A Manger; We Three Kings Of Orient Are; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
7. Carol Of The Drum
8. White Christmas
9. Jingle Bells
10. O Holy Night
11. The First Noel; Auld Lang Syne

4 comments:

swac said...

Hi Ernie,

I couldn't find your e-mail, but I was wondering if you had Burl Ives' 1952 10-inch Christmas Day in the Morning? It's an early Decca, with a nice line drawing cover of kids playing in the snow and a family carrying presents. Eight songs (mostly sparse folk renditions) including There Were Three Ships and Seven Joys of Mary. I just digitized it if you're interested.

~Stephen

swac said...

Oh yeah, you can get me at scooke6767 (at) hotmail.com

I also just found a Christmas 12" by Tony Toni Tone, but it's not quite as interesting.

swac said...

I should have done my research, the Burl songs on the 10-inch have been reissued oodles of times (of course) resurfacing not long after on the Christmas Eve With Burl Ives 12" LP, and on and on.

Dave said...

I just found this on reel to reel, but it has a different cover, and doesn't include the words "22 Best Loved" in the title. I wonder if the recordings are the same? Same track list I see.

Dave W.