Friday, December 07, 2007

Used Music-Track Thirteen

This next addition to Used Music-The Thrift Store Compilation Compilation is an odd track written by the immortal Johnny Marks. It seems odd that the author of such great Christmas tracks as Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree would write something especially for a bunch of singers on an album put together for a financial services company. But that's what we have here. This is Joyous Christmas by The Beneficial Singers from Joyous Christmas-Volume 6 (Columbia Special Products for The Beneficial Finance System C 11083, 1972). I think this song showed up several different volumes in this series. I didn't check to see if it's the same version each time, but then I didn't really care.


  1. I've hunted down copies of the "Joyous Christmas" series myself (volumes 3,6 and 7 to be exact)...yeah, they're all the same track. EXCEPT on Volume 3 - you get TWO versions - one with orchestration and one A CAPELLA! Talk about a revolutionary recording ploy!

  2. What a groovy cover! Looks like it would be more fitting for "Disco Noel"...

    Pete - NYC


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