Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Half Speed

I was reminded of this record twice recently, so I figure that must mean it's due for a reshare.  The first thing that reminded me of it was when I saw it shared out on another blog.  I'm 99.9% sure it was my share being shared out, since nobody else would ever take the time to record an oddball LP like this.  But that happens a lot in this game.  The other thing that happened was I found the sister record to this one at the Salvation Army, still sealed.  It's not Christmas, but it's put out by the same people and plays at the same 16-2/3 RPM.  There aren't a lot of records that spin at that speed, and even fewer of them made for adults.  Some kiddie records were made to play at that speed, and a lot of spoken word stuff.  Many record players from back in the day would spin at that speed, probably because it was an easy multiple of 33-1/3 RPM.  Anyhow, I shared this out back in 2012, and I'm bringing it back tonight.  Don't be fooled by imitations, demand the real deal!  This is Will Kennedy's Stereo Orchestra-Stereo Christmasland (Dancetime 12" 16-2/3 RPM LP WK-5000-S, Stereo).

1. Rudolph, The Red Nose (sic) Reindeer
2. Greensleeves
3. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
4. I Saw Three Ships
5. O Tannenbaum
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Silent Night
8. Over The River And Through The Woods
9. Adeste Fidelis
10. Joseph O Joseph
11. Deck The Halls
12. By The Christmas Tree
13. Unto Us Is Born A Son
14. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
15. Good King Wenceslas
16. Come, All Ye Shepherds
17. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
18. Joy To The World
19. Winter Wonderland
20. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
21. The Christmas Song
22. Angels We Have Heard On High
23. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
24. Wassail Song
25. The First Noel
26. Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
27. White Christmas
28. O Sanctissima
29. Away In A Manger
30. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
31. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
32. We Three Kings
33. O Holy Night
34. O Come, Little Children
35. The Holly And The Ivy
36. Jingle Bells



Anonymous said...

The original and best.

Dirk said...

I did some checking around and found someone on ebay Canada had this album dated as 1961. Looking at the woman's hairdo on the cover, I'd say that is about right. :-)

Geordie said...

Back in the early seventies my parents bought a stereo receiver with a built-in turntable that had all four speeds on it. We had a few 78s but no 16s ever. Excepting Nash the Slash's "Decomposing", that is.

Karthika Qpt said...

Great collection of Christmas songs.I like this.
You can watch also this song Jingle Bells Lyrics

Muff Diver said...

Oddball is good. Thank you, Ernie!