Saturday, December 03, 2016

50% Of The Jazz

I shared this out of in the forums at, but I thought I should go ahead and share it out here as well.  If you're not a regular member over there, let me encourage you to join up.  It's a great community of Christmas music aficionados that's fairly active year-round, though it certainly slows down in the non-holiday season.  That's where I first heard about the 10" version of this record.  It's really hard to find, and I counted myself lucky to be able to find this 7" version that features half of the full LP.  If you're a fan of jazz, then this is the record for you.  This is Urbie Green And His All-Stars-A Cool Yuletide Volume II (X (RCA) 7" 45 RPM EP EXA-51, Mono, 1954).

1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
3. The Christmas Song
4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer



Buster said...

Really nice one!

kingofjingaling said...

LOVE this one!

Steve Turner said...

Love the artwork and wish they'd credited the artist. Thats a smooth looking Santa and a busy jazzy sleigh. This will be a holiday favorite and I enjoyed the writeup on the back of the album cover. Thanks for sharing it.

barba said...

oh man. this is the maximum utmost!

the very utmost.

George A. Birch said...

Thanks Ernie, for this and all the recent shares.

Steve Turner, they did credit the artist. Look closely at the sleigh. It's Jon Henry, who lived from 1916 to 1990, and who was a fine artist as well as a commercial artist.

Here's a page with some of his album covers. Note that the artists get top billing over the musicians.

Steve Turner said...

@George Birtch: I missed that! Thanks for pointing out the credited artist. In this case the musicians are exceptional!