Saturday, June 25, 2011

Half Past Christmas (A Bit More)

I guess my share of a small red 7" for Christmas-And-A-Half was a little bit chintzy.  I mean, there must be hundreds, if not thousands, of small blogs like this one, sharing out all sorts of great Christmas music on this halfway point between one Christmas and the next.  So I wanted to bring you a little something more.  How about a slightly larger red 10" record?  Problem is, this one is a bit of a mystery.  I found it in a small church-run thrift shop in Gibsonton, a small circus town maybe 45 minutes north of my house.  All I found was the vinyl.  There was no sleeve, no artist name, no tracklisting, nothing but a piece of red vinyl.  But it turned out to be some nicely performed, well-recorded, acapella Christmas songs.  (Well, I think there's piano on one of them, but most are unaccompanied.)  Thirteen of the fifteen tracks are the usual suspects, but there were two songs on here I'd not heard before.  One of them appears to be a round that dates back a few years but isn't usually related to Christmas.  The other one, I have no idea, but it's nice.  If anybody can put a name to these artists, I'd appreciate it.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it.  This is Voices Of Christmas (No Number, 10" 33RPM Red Vinyl, Mono).

1. Adeste Fidelis
2. I Wonder As I Wander
3. Thou Little Tiny Child
4. We Three Kings
5. Christmas Is A-Comin'
6. It's Christmas Time Again
7. Hi Ho Anybody Home
8. O Holy Night
9. Good King Wenceslas
10. Jingle Bells
11. Carol Of The Bells
12. White Christmas
13. In Excelsis Deo
14. Silent Night
15. The Twelve Days Of Christmas

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3 comments:

Chris in Cary said...

Thanks for the share, Ernie. Can't help you any with the artist, but I have run across the round on a Christmas album before (I assume you're referring to "Hi Ho Anybody Home". It was either on an Artisan album or a Maddy Prior one, both of which were all about old English carols. It has a little of a Wassail flavor about it, so that may be where the Christmas connection comes from.

Jonathan said...

What a nice find, Ernie! I finally got to listen and will definitely use tracks from this record on my show on Merry Christmas Radio. I’ll appeal on your behalf for identification of the singers. Of the three regular listeners, maybe we’ll get lucky!

As always, thanks for all the time you spend finding, ripping, and sharing all the Yule goodies you find!

Anonymous said...

Ernie said: I mean, there must be hundreds, if not thousands, of small blogs like this one, sharing out all sorts of great Christmas music on this halfway point between one Christmas and the next.

Au contraire, Pierre. Other blogs there may be, but there is one and only one Ernie, and your music rocks like no one else.

Just sayin'