Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cincinnati!

From San Francisco, we head over some flyover states to Ohio and beautiful downtown Cincinnati. From radio station WVXU, this is a nice collection of local talent, and at least one artist that Christmas aficionados will recognize. Ruby Wright was a regular on the Ruth Lyons show, featuring on her two Christmas albums, as well as releasing a single under her own name back in the day.  She reprises one of the songs from those Ruth Lyons Christmas albums here, alongside original bandleader Cliff Lash.  I hadn't heard of any of the other artists on here, though they all do a stellar job at putting together a great package.  Wait, wasn't Marian Spelman also on the Ruth Lyons LP?  I need to research these things a little better.  This is A WVXU Cincinnati Christmas Volume 1 (WVXU 91.7 FM Xavier University 510069X, Stereo, 1985).  And yes, there is a volume 2, but I don't have it.  This one was a surprise gift in a package of records I was sent last month.

1. Ira Joe Fisher-Introduction
2. Ira Joe Fisher-The Night Before Christmas, Cincinnati Style
3. Ira Joe Fisher-Segue
4. Ira Joe Fisher-Intro To God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Greensleeves (Over The First Noel)
5. Rick Bankemper, Piano, & Junior Bennett, Violin-God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Greensleeves
6. Ira Joe Fisher-Intro To Let's Light The Christmas Tree
7. Ruby Wright With Cliff Lash, Piano, Gene Wilson, Bass, & Rick Bankemper, Percussion-Let's Light The Christmas Tree
8. Ira Joe Fisher-Intro To Joy To The World/Hark The Herald Angels Sing
9. Rick Bankemper, Piano, Rusty York, Banjo, & Junior Bennett, Violin-Joy To The World/Hark The Herald Angels Sing
10. Ira Joe Fisher-Intro To Away In A Manger
11. Rob Reider, Vocalist & Guitar-Away In A Manger
12. Ira Joe Fisher-Intro To Oh Holy Night
13. Marian Spelman With Cliff Lash, Piano, Gene Wilson, Bass, Rick Bankemper, Percussion, & Charles Brown Music, Effects-Oh Holy Night
14. Ira Joe Fisher & The Up-Town Yuletide Carol And Swing Band-Intro/White Christmas
15. Mary Ellen Tanner, Vocalist, & The Up-Town Yuletide Carol And Swing Band-The Christmas Song
16. The Up-Town Yuletide Carol And Swing Band-Jingle Bells
17. The Up-Town Yuletide Carol And Swing Band-It's Christmas Time Again
18. Larry Kinley, Vocalist, & The Up-Town Yuletide Carol And Swing Band-I'll Be Home For Christmas
19. The Up-Town Yuletide Carol And Swing Band-The Sound Of Christmas

MEGA

1 comment:

Kwork said...

Thank you very much for this.