Saturday, December 01, 2018


Maybe the most boring stop on my round-the-world Christmas trip is this one.  Jolly Old England, the country with which we probably share more customs than any other.  Oh, sure, there are differences, but there are more similarities, I think.  But I found a nice copy of the LP recently and decided to go ahead and rip it for you.  I didn't notice the sticker over top of the Capitol logo until too late, but beggars can't be choosers.  This is Christmas In England (Capitol "Capitol Of The World" T10097, Mono, 1957). I think the real reason I recorded this was for the Ruby Murray track that I've never seen anywhere else.  Her Christmas songs have always been a favorite of mine.

1. Ronnie Ronalde, The Children And Orchestra-The First Noël; Away In A Manger; Brahms' Lullaby; Bring In The Holly Bough
2. King's College Chapel Choir Of Cambridge-Ding Dong Merrily On High
3. The London Church Choir, Berkley Mason At The Organ-Once In Royal David's City; Good King Wenceslas; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
4. Ronnie Ronalde, The Children And Orchestra-Jingle Bells
5. The Bells Of Westminster Abbey In London; The Bells Of York Minster; The Bells Of Coventry Cathedral; Words By Frank Phillips-The Christmas Bells 1
6. Ruby Murray With Ray Martin's Orchestra-The Very First Christmas Of All
7. King's College Chapel Choir Of Cambridge-Three Kings
8. The Bells Of Bath Abbey; The Bells Of St. Mary's, Puddletown; Words By Frank Phillips-The Christmas Bells 2
9. King's College Chapel Choir Of Cambridge-In Dulci Jubilo
10. Ronnie Ronalde, The Children And Chorus With Arturo Steffani's Orchestra-God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Silent Night, Holy Night; White Christmas



Buster said...

Thanks for this - I love Ruby Murray myself.

barba said...

carry on.

Kwork said...

Thanks. I've not heard of Ruby Murray before.

dgrb said...

In Britain "Ruby Murray". or frequently, its abbreviation as "Ruby", is rhyming for curry, as in "how about we go for a Ruby (Murray)?"

Just FYI...

Ernie said...

That's actually fascinating stuff. I can never figure those out.