Monday, December 01, 2008

Hunter No More, Here It Is

I'm always on the lookout for nicer versions of records that I've already shared with you, and this was one that I was really excited to find and upgrade for you. My old copy was an Australian pressing, and it had been owned and played with by a young girl for many years. I know all this because she had scribbled things on the cover, again and again and again, including her name. I forget now what her name was, but for I long time I had it committed to memory because it took me so long to Photoshop it off of that cover. But now I've got a shiny new copy, an actual US pressing (not a 1S/1S though, but what do you expect for $1) that I'm gonna share with you. It's even got a 317X sticker on it, and it doesn't obscure any of the artwork, so I don't mind so much as I do sometimes. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this record, please read the write-up from when I first shared it here. Then come back and download The Ralph Hunter Choir-Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir (RCA Victor LSP-2063, Stereo, 1959). Oh, and if you read my old post you'll know this, but if you didn't, this record was later released as Living Voices Sing Christmas Music (RCA Camden CAS 725, Stereo, 1962).

1. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
2. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
3. Jingle Bells
4. Winter Wonderland
5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
6. White Christmas
7. Wassail Song
8. Carol Medley: Joy To The World; God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. The First Noel
10. Indian Christmas Carol
11. Latin Lullaby (Cancion De Cuna)
12. Silent Night

Oh, look! There's even one of those tags on the front label that I like so much that wasn't on the Australian pressing. "New Sounds For Christmas", how cool is that?


Ryan said...

Thanks, Ernie. This is probably my favorite of your shared albums.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ernie!

This album is _THE_ Christmas record from my youth!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! This is really a gem! Thanks for sharing this one.

Jonathan said...

Thanks Ernie! This one ranks right up there with The Three Suns' Ding-Dong Dandy Christmas!