Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Zither Come Hither

Here's your second string record for the day. But no violins, violas or even mondolins. It's a zither! Give this one a listen if you're feeling a little crazy. From Ruth Welcome, this is Christmas In Zitherland (Capitol ST 1782, c. 1962). I wish I had something cute or smart to say about this album, but I don't. Perhaps I'm losing my touch. Perhaps I have seasonal affective disorder.


Brad said...

I REALLY like this album. It's a nice quiet and mellow Christmas album. Great background music, like the Jackie Gleason Christmas LPs (in tone, not lushness of instrumentation.).

An underrated gem!

the list maker said...

And I was right. It does sound like a festive Third Man!!! Thanks for another great download.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to second the King's comments about Ms. Welcome's very welcome Christmas album. I played it for friends yesterday and all felt it was very contemplative music. Pinicchio's Easy Listening site has another album by this wonderful musician posted there. Do yourself a favor and download it. By the way, thanks for all the other Christmas postings. The Three Suns' album deserves reissue. I can't way for the Giselle MacKenzie.