Monday, December 19, 2016

It Was A Different Time

One of the rarer things in my collection is this soundtrack from a 1981 TV special from Hawaii starring Jim Nabors.  I first saw this on the long-lamented blog Check The Cool Wax, and searched for years to find a copy.  I think I finally had to by it online but it had been so long that I was happy to pay for it.  Jim isn't the only artist on here.  Carol Burnett shows up in a couple of songs, and oh how I wish she had recorded more Christmas music.  (She did The Christmas Song many years ago, that's the only other one I can think of off the top of my head.)  The Brothers Cazimero and The Honolulu Boy Choir complete the lineup, and it's all pretty good stuff.  I've never seen the special this is taken from, but the back cover of the LP shows Tom Selleck & Susan Anton were there.  And the musical director is listed as Milton Delugg, though I hear no evidence of his antics anywhere on here.  So for some great listening, please download Christmas In Hawaii With Jim Nabors (Bluewater SLP-725, Stereo, 1981).

1. Christmas All Over The World-Jim Nabors
2. Doodle Ee Doo-Jim Nabors
3. Little Drummer Boy-The Brothers Cazimero
4. Twelve Days Of Christmas-Jim Nabors
5. O Holy Night-Jim Nabors And The Honolulu Boy Choir
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town-Jim Nabors & Carol Burnett
7. Jingle Bells-Jim Nabors & Carol Burnett
8. O Come All Ye Faithful-Jim Nabors
9. Aloha Kalikimaka-The Brothers Cazimero
10. Hasegawa General Store-Jim Nabors & Carol Burnett
11. The First Noel-Jim Nabors
12. Away In A Manger-The Honolulu Boy Choir
13. Silent Night-Jim Nabors



Buster said...

Never seen this one myself.

Ernie said...

But if you had seen it, would you have paid any attention? :)

Buster said...

Probably not, although I have other Carol Burnett records.

Anonymous said...

I loved this one from way back Its still one of my favs

Larry said...

Quite the rarity. Thanks Ernie!

Ernie said...

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Anonymous said...

Much aloha Ernie! You've made a family VERY happy this Christmas. We've been searching and searching for this. Mele Kalikimaka to you and yours!