Friday, December 11, 2020

After Christmas Last Year

Since I'm not posting Christmas shares every hour on the hour this year, it seems a little slow around here. That makes it much easier for both you and I to keep up, and the reason is because I just didn't have time for all the ripping and posting this year (new live-in girlfriend and all...). I was thinking about what I could easily do to bulk up the shares a little bit, and I thought about all those poor shares that come out during the Twelve Days of Christmas, that sorta dead period from Christmas night through Epiphany when I continue sharing, but lots of my visitors stop visiting because they think the season is over.  Well, allow me to highlight those shares here from last year, and if I get the chance, I'll do other years later.  There may be stuff in these shares that you've overlooked, and I believe all the links are still good. If you see something you really like, leave me a comment!

Bill Doggett-12 Songs Of Christmas. OK, technically this came out of Christmas Eve last year, but it was one of my favorite shares last year so I'll start with it.

Merry Christmas From West Point. Not too many people stop by on Christmas Day, so here's the share from that day last year. Another in a great series of military records here at the blog.

Charles Cronham-Christmas Carols. Organ and Chimes from last Christmas Day.

Wendell Watts-Jiminie The Christmas Tree. A share from last Boxing Day that I should have featured earlier. Hard to find this one, and quite cute.

Lucien Hetu-20 Succès Souvenir De Noël Avec Lucien Hétu. Two full LPs of French Canadian organ music!

Jack Parker-Pokey The Christmas Elf. Another great share that I should have put out during the season.

The Vienna Boys Choir-Christmas in Austria. Another entry in last season's around the world series.

Tom Glazer-We Wish You A Merry Christmas. It's only a single, but it's a good one. Pretty sure this was a 78, but I got decent sound out of it.

The Logistics Command Band Of Flight-An Air Force Logistics Command Christmas Sampler. Another military Christmas LP.

Montreal Sound-Christmas Disco Party. A good entry into the Christmas disco canon, and a very interesting cover. ;)

The Marble Collegiate Church Choir-Love On Earth. Religious college Christmas singing with a special appearance by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale!

 Jose Melis-Christmas With Melis. A remaster/reshare, but well worth your time if you don't have it.

Larry Caton-Christmas Time. More organ, not sure about chimes.

Christmas Presents. An organ record from Yamaha, an organ company. Different,

Edward Carrington Chorale-Christmas Chorale. A reshare, probably because there was some discussion of it over at Music You Won't. Check the comments. Always check the comments! :)

The Cincinnati Strings-Christmas Love. A record I posted just for the cover, but you may like it.

The USAF Band & The Singing Sergeants-The Wonder Of Christmas. Another military record, and the first to be posted in 2020. Little did we know what this year was going to hold.

Happy Holidays From The Nationaires. Christmas music from an insurance company? Yes! Now if only Flo from Progressive would release a Christmas album. Or maybe the Geico gecko...

The London Sound 70-The Sounds Of Christmas. A big 3-LP set that's been shared out a number of times at other places, but I wanted to take a stab at it myself. Lots of goodies on this one.

The George Garabedian Players-Tijuana Christmas. Well, you'll see...

The George Garabedian Players-Tijuana Christmas Volume 2. More of the same, but not really.

Papa Candito-Felicidades. Christmas from Puerto Rico.

Dorothy Collins-Season's Greetings In Song. An EP and a reshare, but worth a listen.

All Saints Choristors-Christmas Carols For People Who Like To Sing Christmas Carols. Weird cover on this one...

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch-King Of Love. Not to be confused with Boys Town.

The International Chorale-A German Christmas. Pretty sure I've now found other records in this same series, if I ever find time to revisit it.

The Dangerous Christmas Of Red Riding Hood. Not very much Christmas here, but The Animals show up, so give it a listen.

Christmas Booty. I don't share much country Christmas, so here's a little bit for you.

Maurice Copeland-The Night Before Christmas. Remember filmstrips? Well, this is the soundtrack to one.

The Upper Room Radio TV Parish-Christmas Is. A set of radio shows about Christmas.

Franklyn MacCormack-I Like Christmas. A 78 with nice Christmas & New Year's recitations, and with the picture sleeve!

Dr. John A. Redhead And The Upper Room Carolers-Hark The Herald Angels Sing. Three more records in the same series as two clicks up.

The Upper Room Radio TV Parish-The Holy Holiday Series. Another three records in the series above. None of them are essential listening, but an interesting piece of history.

PJ Proby-Christmas With PJ. A rare Christmas EP from the US ex-pat who was big in England but never did much on the charts here.

Don Jacoby-Merrie Christmas. This one is worth it for the cover alone!

Bob Ward-Merry Christmas 'Specially For You. Another one you need for the cover, but not in a good way.

To Make This The Best Christmas You've Ever Heard. Nothing on this one that you don't already have in your collection, but it's a great piece of history that doesn't seem to be anywhere else out there on the internet, though that may have changed in a years' time.

Commander Shea School Boys' Choir-White Christmas. A remaster of an old share, with an essential B-side.

Senator Bobby's Christmas Party. Political humor that's very much a piece of it's time, not ours.

Dea Woodman-Big Red Sleigh. So much good stuff on singles, but so hard to find.

Danny Thomas-The First Christmas. A single from a soundtrack, featuring a non-LP Christmas song on the B-side.

Morton Gould-Christmas Music For Orchestra. A 10" record. I think I have a Christmas song from him that I'll share out at some point this season, something that isn't on this album.

Tommy Cash Sings Two Original Christmas Songs Written Just For You. A couple songs from Johnny's brother for a bank somewhere. I'm sure Johnny wouldn't have sold his music like this.

The Imaginations-Santa Send Me. Is this reggae? Something close maybe...

Soupy Sales-Santa Claus Is Surfin' To Town. I'd been looking for this one at a decent price for a long time.

And that's where I left off last season.  Looks like I went a lot farther than I remembered, I must have been having fun and getting lots of comments.  I'm sure there's something in there that you missed, so grab it and enjoy. Not sure how far past Christmas we'll go this year, but I'm sure it will last until well after the new year. Don't forget to keep coming until I call it! :)


Moahaha said...

Thanks again! Sorry for this, but I my Waikiki's Christmas album is nowhere to be found. And I really enjoy hawaiian christmas. Any chance of a re-upload?

-an Alfred Apaka Christmas albumsounds mighty interesting too btw.

Buster said...

Quite a list. I think this is more Christmas music than I have shared in the past 10 years.

Ernie said...

Moahaha- Try here:

WOODY said...

Thank you for these uplifting musical treasures in these gloomy days!

Moahaha said...

Thank you!

Geordie said...

Just when I thought I was keeping up....

Ernie said...

Geordie-Only if you missed it all last season. :)