Sunday, December 04, 2022

More Donna

While I'm at it, here's another record by a different Donna Lynn. This record is much more famous for it's flip side, My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut, than for the track I'm sharing with you. This is a Christmas music blog after all, and Beatle Christmas records aren't that easy to obtain, so you're stuck with the B-side here. This is Donna Lynn-That Winter Weekend (Capitol 7" 45 RPM 5127, Mono, 1964).


Moody Christmas

Here's an interesting record for you. It's a very quiet, low-key Christmas record by someone I've never heard of and I doubt if you have either. Not bad stuff, but not very festive. Hard to describe, you'll just have to give it a listen and see what you think. This is Donna Lynn-Christmas Moods By Candlelight (Donalyn Records 102/Audio House AHS 14272, Stereo).

1. A Lute Caroll
2. Some Children See Him
3. O Holy Night
4. I Wonder As I Wander
5. Christmas Candles
6. A German Melody: Als Ich Bei Meinen Schafen Wacht; Josef, Lieber Josef Mein; Maria Durch Ein' Dornwald Ging; Still, Still, Still
7. Gesu Bambino
8. Jesous Ahatonhia
9. Mary's Slumber Song
10. A La Nanita Nana
11. Lullaby On Christmas Eve
12. A Joyous Christmas Song
13. Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht


December 4th-Back In The Day

Hope you're enjoying these links back to some great past sharity. I hate to just repost things when there are still good shares in the archives, but I find that people often can't find them. This is my way of highlighting some of the extensive history around these parts.


A surprisingly popular post with some pretty Peaches.


Sleigh songs from 78s.


Miss Carol Channing.


Christmas with Ramona.


Nothing to see here. (Although it seems to have been the single most popular download from last year...)


Lawrence Welk presents.

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Another Full Saturday-Part 26

Sneaking in one more just under the wire here for you again. This is a single song from the guy I only know because he had a song in a movie called Dream A Little Dream I saw as a teenager and I enjoyed the soundtrack. Schlocky teen pap of the day, but that's why they make it. Hope this song is a little better. This is Michael Damian-Christmas Time Without You (Weir Brothers 7" 45 RPM WBR-413, Stereo, 1987).


Another Full Saturday-Part 25

How about a rare share on the half-hour? And it's only one song, so you won't have any trouble downloading it before the hour is up. This is the one and only St. Nick with Jingle Bells (Laughing All The Way) (Warner Bros/Curb 7" 45 RPM WBS49877, Stereo, 1981). Ha!


Another Full Saturday-Part 24

Almost to the end of the day, thank goodness, this pace is killing me. I hope you're finding some good stuff in the downloads though. Next out of the box is some good fifties innuendo, with a little bit of sing-along with Mitch for good measure. This is The Lancers-With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Van Alexander with I Wanna Do More Than Whistle (Under The Mistletoe) b/w 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Coral 7" 45 RPM 9-61314, Mono, 1954). This is the sort of stuff I wish I could share all season long, but there's only so much of it out there.


Another Full Saturday-Part 23

Another hour goes by, another Christmas song pops up, or two songs, as the case may be. This may be the only punny title I have for you all season, so you'd better enjoy it. This is Willie Rainford with There'll Be Rain, Dear This Christmas b/w Christmas Shoes (Candy 7" 45 RPM C 1035, Stereo, 1972). And no, it's not *that* Christmas Shoes. And notice how his name changes from Rainford on one side to Rainsford on the other. Now that's quality control!


Another Full Saturday-Part 22

Another pair of Christmas gems here for you, I know you've been waiting patiently all day for 'em. This is Tracey Lee And Lucky-All I Want For Christmas (Is Love From Mom & Dad) b/w Lucky-Music Box For Christmas (Kum Ba Ya 7" 45 RPM 110028X, Stereo, 1981). No idea who these folks might be, but they're probably still out there somewhere. Maybe they'll stumble across this post someday and say hi.


Christmas On The Radio-Part 9

Another day, another production music LP for you. Up next is another one from the fine folks at TTS, filled with more music to help you fill in the odd corners of that Christmas mix I know you're working on. Better hurry though, you're running out of days to get it finished. I'm not running out of music, though, you're going to keep right on getting it until the end of the year, and maybe a little bit more. I'm well prepared the year! For now, this is New TTS-Sales & Holidays #3423 (William B. Tanner Company #3423, Stereo). Enjoy!


Another Full Saturday-Part 20

Here's something a little bit better than that last share, at least it has a recognizable name associated with it. This is Jenny Lynn-Arranged & Conducted By Randy Van Horne-Gee! It's Christmas Day b/w Jingle Bells (Beta 7" 45 RPM BR 1000, Mono). If you don't recognize the name, Randy Van Horne had a great Christmas album that you should look up. I don't think I can share it around here because it's been reissued in the digital age, but it's worth your trouble to track down.


Another Full Saturday-Part 19

A strange little single for you here, with some strange songs. There's got to be a story here, but I don't know it. Perhaps you do, so please share. This is Israfel's Son with Rudolph Pouts b/w If Flowers Bloomed On Christmas Day (QCA 7" 45 RPM 45-440 DJ Copy Not For Sale, Stereo).


Another Full Saturday-Part 18

I said last week I wasn't going to do this hourly thing again this week, but here I am. I must be a glutton for punishment. I'm starting to remember why it's so hard. It's not like I'm doing much of a write-up for each of these shares, and they're all really small, but it all takes time, and there are a lot of steps to bring it all together. I hope y'all are enjoying the music. And don't forget, if you use any of my stuff in your annual Christmas comp, you've got to leave me a link in the comments so I can download and listen. I love to see comps that were able to make use of some of my shares. In the meantime, here's Art Lund With The Quartones-Orchestra Conducted By LeRoy Holmes-(Sweet Angie) The Christmas Tree Angel b/w Little Toy Town Parade (MGM 7" 45 RPM K10780, Mono, 1950). I love the stuff I've heard by LeRoy Holmes, so I'm sure you'll love this single. Enjoy!


Another Full Saturday-Part 17

What time is it? Oh, four PM, I thought it was later than that. Still a long way to go today. Let's see what I can find in the pile to share. It's still a pretty big pile, but it's still early in December. How about The Schiavone Sisters with Granny Claus b/w Christmas Child (O' Bambino) (De-Lite 7" 45 RPM 510, Mono, 1968). This will be interesting, I'm sure.


2022 At 78 RPM-Part 49

It's that time of the week again when I share with you a large pile of Christmas music from 78s shared at The Internet Archive. If you're new around here, you should work your way back to the beginning because I've been doing this since the first of the year, and it's now a large collection of great music. If you've been here since the beginning, then welcome back. Either way, this collection is great because I cherry-picked some of the best stuff that was shared out in the past few days (their monthly dump comes at the end of each month) in a rush to get you some really great stuff for Christmas listening. Have a look at the list and the labels to see what's in the download, it's great stuff!

1. Hal Hopper And The Voices Of The Valley-Christmas In America
2. Cactus Pryor With String Band-Christmas Time Is A Very Merry Time
3. Eugenia Regos-I'm Gonna Write A Letter To Santa Claus
4. Larry Darnell-It's Gonna Be A Blue Christmas
5. Betty Thornton-It's Gonna Be A Long Hard Winter
6. The Rhythm Kings With Isaac Royal & Orchestra-Merry Christmas One & All
7. Gracie Fields And Chorus With Orchestra & Organ-O Come, All Ye Faithful (Christmas Carol)
8. The Capitol Symphonic Band Conducted By Louis Castellucci-Sleigh Ride
9. Eddie Dean With The Frontiersmen, Marian Hall-Steel-The First Christmas Bell
10. Ernie Benedict And His Orchestra-Vocal Refrain By The Kendall Sisters-The Little Toy Village
11. Ed McCurdy And The Harvesters-The Miracle Of The Wheat
12. The Voices Of Walter Schumann-The Sound Of Christmas
13. Louis Prima And His New Orleans Gang-What Will Santa Claus Say? (When He Finds Everybody Swingin')
14. Elton Britt And The Beaver Valley Sweethearts-(Before You Know It) Christmas Will Be Here
15. Anne Shelton, Vocal, With The George Mitchell Choir, Organ: Felton Rapley-Away In A Manger
16. Vera Lynn With The George Mitchell Choir And Bob Farnon And His Orchestra-Christmas Time
17. Lindsay Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra-Dear Mister Santa Claus
18. Sunshine Ruby-I Wanna Do Something For Santa Claus
19. Alan McGill, Baritone, With Carmichael Singers-I'll Keep Christmas In My Heart
20. J.T. Adams And The Men Of Texas, Director-J.T. Adams-It's Christmas Time
21. Cousin Fuzzy And His Cousins-It's Santa Claus Time (Merry Christmas Day)
22. Bobby Doyle With Neely Plumb And His Orchestra-Jingle Bells
23. Kathryn King-Savoy Orchestra-Little Merrie Christmas
24. Eleni Bartseri With Popular Orchestra-NYXTA ΣIΩΠHΔH (Silent Night)
25. Sugar Chile Robinson, Vocal-Piano With Rhythm Accompaniment-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
26. Galli Sisters With Quartet Accompaniment-Orchestra Under Direction Of Radd Greene-Santa Send Someone To Me
27. Ernie Benedict And His Polkateers-Vocal Refrain By The Kendall Sisters-The Merry Christmas Polka
28. Walter Gieseking (Pianist)-The Snow Is Dancing
29. Ernest Stoneman, Vocal With Harmonica And Guitar-Till The Snowflakes Fall Again
30. Johnny Coons With Orchestra Directed By Adele Scott-Uncle Mistletoe's Christmas