Sunday, December 07, 2008

Speaking Of George


Since I mentioned George Greeley in the post before last (he conducted the orchestra on that Keely Smith track), I figured I'd go ahead and share out his Christmas LP. This is a piano based record, with a full orchestra backing him up. It's pretty good, actually, as such things go. Reminds me a little of that Roger Williams LP I shared out last year (which reminds me that I need to go ahead and reshare that this year. Maybe after this...). That green cover is a shiny foil that doesn't scan too well. It's really much shinier in person, but you get the picture. I love the records from Warner Bros. in their first few yeas of existence. They are all full of interesting and cool stuff, both on the sleeves and in the grooves. I think I've got some more from them to share out before the end of the year, if I get time. But right now, please download George Greeley With The Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ted Dale-The Twenty-Two Best Loved Christmas Piano Concertos (Warner Bros WS 1338, Stereo, 1959).

1. Joy To The World; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly; O Christmas Tree; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
4. All On A Christmas Morning; We'll Dress This House
5. Silent Night; Adeste Fideles
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Away In A Manger; We Three Kings Of Orient Are; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
7. Carol Of The Drum
8. White Christmas
9. Jingle Bells
10. O Holy Night
11. The First Noel; Auld Lang Syne

3 comments:

Diane DiPietro Wilson said...

Thank you for sharing this. Mr. Greeley is a cousin of mine, what degree I do not know. I hope I have a little bit of his musical talent in my genetic material. My family always talked about the generation before Mr. Greeley's stating that they (there were many brothers) could pick up any instrument and play it. Thanks again, Diane DiPietro Wilson

Anonymous said...

This is my all-time favorite Christmas record. My parents played it when I was little. Thanks for sharing.

Dave said...

I just found a reel to reel of this recording. It has a different cover though the song list is the same.

If it's ok I'll be sharing it soon at the Fa La La La La Forum.

Dave W.