Thursday, December 08, 2016

Before Statehood

From the stack of little records tonight, here's a rare selection of tunes with a little bit of Hawaiian flavor, released five years before it even became a state!  I wish I had the whole original album to share with you, but I was excited to be able to manage a copy of this EP release featuring half the songs from the larger record.  I'm sure that eventually the Menehuna Santa will bring me a copy of the whole record.  In the meantime, please download and enjoy Roy Smeck And His Island Quartet-Christmas In Hawaii Volume 2 (X (RCA) 7" 45 RPM EXA-22, Mono, 1954).

1.Winter Wonderland
2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
3. I'll Be Home For Christmas
4. Jingle Bells

 (Have a look at those writing credits.  Someone butchered the names pretty badly.  Odd, RCA usually did a good job of such things.)


Richard N said...

Thank you very much, Ernie.


Caroline said...

SO Awesome! My favorite, so far of this year's shares. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. No one does great music blogs like you anymore. This one is great

SWSPOILER3 said...

This is geat!!! Now if you can post Don Ho's Christmas album, Hawaii will be covered for this year. LOL!!!

giampiero darini said...

Please share again some of my album favorites
The Randolph Singers - Christmas Carols Vol 1&2
The Ray Bloch Singers - Golden Christmas Favorites
The John McCarthy Chorale - The Greatest Songs Of Christmas

Buster said...

Good one - love those "X" records!

house303 said...
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house303 said...

Very nice Ernie!

Here's Volume 1 (not my rip)

Roy Smeck and his Island Quartet - Christmas In Hawaii Volume 1 (X (RCA) 7 45 RPM EXA-21, Mono, 1954

mostergren said...

Darn, I missed this one. Actually two if you count Volume 1. Maybe next year?

Ernie said...

OK, it's back, but just for a limited time. Enjoy!