This is a re-run of a share from many, many years ago. Well, not really a rerun, but a complete do-over. See, way back then, all I shared with you were two album tracks from the Johnny Mathis LP Sounds Of Christmas, two tracks that have been omitted from every subsequent release. Those two tracks were released as a single at the time of the original LP release, and I finally scored a copy of the picture sleeve. That's it up above, somewhat the worse for wear thanks to some water damage and a fellow named Gully who felt like writing his name across the top of the sleeve. Take a peek below and you'll see he put his name on the label as well, only this time he didn't hand write it. Now, I recorded the music from the 7" and decided it was a little too scratchy for my refined tastes. I then recorded the tracks from a stereo copy of the original LP, so there are two copies of each song in the ZIP file. I thought for a minute I may have found something interesting because the times didn't match what was printed on the LP sleeve, but it turned out just to be a typo. Did you follow all that? I doubt it, and it's not really important. Please grab this download of Johnny Mathis-The Little Drummer Boy/Have Reindeer, Will Travel (Mercury 7" 45 RPM 72217, Mono, 1963).
1. The Little Drummer Boy (Mono & Stereo)
2. Have Reindeer, Will Travel (Mono & Stereo)