Wednesday, December 02, 2020

08-Ladies Sing Christmas

A nice little selection of Christmas tunes for you today, all with lead vocals sung by female artists. Some people you've heard of before, but I'm sure there are ones here that you're unfamiliar with. Lots of great stuff here, one of my favorite collections so far this year.  Lemme know what your favorite track is down in the comments. I think I have a couple more similar collections coming up, so if you like this one, stay tuned for more! And I know I keep hammering away at this, but I want to make sure you know I'm not taking credit for these shares.  All the raw rips for these records came from The Internet Archive, and their Great 78 Project.  There is so much awesome stuff there, go check them out when you get a chance.

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16 comments:

Ernie said...

Whoops, I seem to have screwed up here. Fran Devino is a guy, not a girl. I wasn't listening to my selections closely enough. Sorry...

Mac said...

What a great set, not heard of the Jimmy Wibler and the little band but that is a good one. The rest are all wonderful as usual kind sir, and who knows, perhaps Fran is a girl after all, one never knows these days....

Buster said...

Great, great set! Thanks once again.

Raven176 said...

gotta admit, this is really kind of neat.
Thanks for plucking these off the archive

Geordie said...

My two favourites are The Three Jills and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Ernie said...

Thanks all!

Mac-The flip side of that Jimmy Wilber record holds a surprise. Better stay tuned for that one!

Gill said...

Thanks so much, I'll try and get back with my fave, but in the mean time... Be Well.

gbearpdm said...

I loved the Kate Smith "Silent Nigh Holy Night"track.

Tony said...

The song "Christmas In My Heart" that's labelled June Winters also appears on a Jasmine release "The Sounds of Christmas: Rare Holiday Jems" but listed as Fran Allison. I don't know anything about either artist (or Jasmine as a label) to know which is correct but the songs sound identical right down to the phrasing.

Ernie said...

I hope I didn't screw that up. I have both versions. Here's a link to the Fran Allison version at The Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/78_christmas-in-my-heart_fran-allison-dewey-bergman-madison-kanner-bresler_gbia0043017b

And the June Winters:

https://archive.org/details/78_christmas-in-my-heart_june-winters-hugo-e.-peretti-june-winters-with-choral-group-k_gbia0006842a

It's possible I tagged the share wrong, but I don't see how...

Ernie said...

OK, a quick download and check tell me that the Fran Allison version is about 10 seconds shorter than the June Winters version. So they aren't the same recording with a different name, they're just very similar arrangements by very similar singers.

And I believe Fran Allison is the Fran in Kukla, Fran And Ollie, so you may know who that is. :)

Buster said...

Kukla, Fran and Ollie was my favorite show as a young sprout. Have you ever posted their Christmas album? I have it; maybe I should bring it out for a spin.

Ernie said...

Buster, yes you should! And I believe it's a 10" record, though I've never seen it in person. :)

Tony said...

I listened a handful more times and you're right. They are different singers but very similiar. Whichever came second really seemed to match the phrasing in spots. I know Kukla, Fran and Ollie but I'm not sure I ever knew Fran's last name. Sorry for any trouble I caused.

Ernie said...

They are very similar, even the orchestration is the same. I suspect they were copying the same demo recording. Whoever wrote it shopped it around well. :)

Tony said...

I appreciate the extra effort. Your page and your work is wonderful. I look forward to it year round.