Saturday, December 12, 2015

Three On A Match

Here is a trifecta of re-shares from the request lines.  We begin with a great LP from the great Warner Bros. label that's almost completely forgotten today.  And that's a shame because it's one of the very few Christmas records featuring Billy May.  He leads the orchestra behind The Jimmy Joyce Singers, but for a couple of instrumental tracks he steps to the forefront.  This is a remaster from a stereo copy of a share from way back in the first year of the blog, 2005.  I'm sure you will enjoy The Jimmy Joyce Singers With Orchestra Conducted By Billy May-A Christmas To Remember (Warner Bros WS 1237, Vitaphonic Stereo, 1958).

1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
3. An Old Fashioned Christmas
4. Jingle Bells Around The World
5. Christmas Hop
6. Medley Of Foreign Carols
7. Round About Christmas
8. Santa Claus Sleigh Ride
9. The Story Of Christmas
10. Christmas Dinner Country Style
11. Reprise Medley
12. Medley Of English Carols


Next up are a group of also-rans who worked for Jack Halloran.  I call them that because they recorded a hit song, but then didn't release it until it had been a hit for someone else.  That song is Little Drummer Boy.  You can read my original post from 2007 if you like, but Google the details and dive deep into the rabbit hole that is music copyright.  Fun stuff.  Anyhow, this is The Jack Halloran Singers-The Little Drummer Boy (Dot DLP 25233, Stereo, 1959). You also get three different covers for this one.  The music you're downloading comes from the one above.  The one below is a later reissue, and the one two doors down is the original.

1. The Little Drummer Boy
2. Christmas Is A-Comin'
3. I Wonder As I Wander
4. While Shepherds Watched Their Sheep
5. Lullaby For The Infant Jesus
6. The Holly And The Ivy
7. Deck The Halls
8. Adeste Fideles
9. Joy To The World
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
11. Pat-A-Pan
12. Mary's Little Boy Child
13. Go Tell It On The Mountain
14. The Prince Of Peace
15. Angels We Have Heard On High
16. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
17. The First Noel
18. Silent Night
19. We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Last but not least, here's a great little record that was never sold in stores, but was instead available only through RCA's record club.  That makes it a little tough to find these days, but I love sharing out stuff that's hard to find.  This is another of the records I shared out in 2005, and I've brought it back many times since then, redoing it when I found a stereo copy, and then later on when I got a little better at ripping.  So I think it sounds pretty good now, but download it and see for yourself.  This is The Rainbow Sound Of Bianco, His Harp And Orchestra-Joy To The World-Everybody's Favorite Christmas Music (RCA Victor Club Record CSP-104, Stereo, 1962).

1. Medley: We Wish You A Merry Christmas Silent Night
2. White Christmas
3. Jingle Bells
4. O Holy Night
5. Medley: Away In A Manger; The First Noel
6. Medley: Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful); Joy To The World
7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
8. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
9. Silver Bells
10. Medley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Deck The halls
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12. Medley: Sleigh Ride; We Wish You A Merry Christmas

PS-Nobody requested this one, I just thought it was a good record to bring out and share again.


Rick R. said...

Thanks again for all the hard work you put into your site.

That said, I'm glad you ripped Bianco again. This is much better. I went back and looked at your old rip and remembered that there were some extraneous sounds at the beginning of most of the songs that I had removed before putting it on CD. Anyway, I usually put .3 seconds of silence at the beginning of each song and 2 seconds of silence at the end of each song when I rip songs from vinyl. I use Cool Edit Pro for that, ClickRepair for some general cleanup and iZotope RX3 for the stubborn clicks. If you don't mind sharing your secrets, what programs do you use when you rip your alums.

Rick R. said...

The last word on my comment was supposed to say 'albums'.

chuckny100 said...

Thank you

Kwork said...

Oo, fun to see some really old shares getting a new lease on life. Thank you very much!

Rodney said...

This is all great stuff! Thanks, Ernie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!Thank you!

Muff Diver said...

Thanks for these repostings, Ernie. It gives newcomers like myself a chance to hear something special that we missed the first time around.

Rodney said...

Ernie: Christmas is A-Comin' with the Jack Halloran singers is my favorite album this year! I cannot get enough of it.
Thank you so much for sharing all of these out, but especially this album.

Richard said...

Anyway you can reup these? I missed out a few years back and am looking for a copy of The Jimmy Joyce Singers a Christmas to remember.