Friday, December 10, 2010

Strike Up The Band

This was the other half of my 2007 opening salvo of shares.  You only get half an album, but what a half.  The Salvation Army put this band together in 1967, and they became much more popular than one might imagine.  I think this was their only US release, although they put out more LPs and singles in the UK and Australia.  Heaven knows how I stumbled across a copy, but I did, and I'm sharing it with you.  Please download yourself a copy of the A side of  The Joy Strings-Well Seasoned (Epic BN 26321, Stereo, 1967)

1. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
2. Silent Night, Holy Night
3. The Little King Jesus
4. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
5. Away In A Manger
6. Mary's Little Boy Child
7. Do You Hear What I Hear?
8. The Holly And The Ivy



Stubby said...

The best of the best of the best. Other than this one, I can't think of any of your shares that made me feel more like Christmas than "December" from the Mills Brothers (and that one was shared in July). In fact, anybody who missed those Christmas In July collections needs to go back and get them. What you do in July is a public service and a humanitarian effort. What you do in December is unfathomable.

Ernie said...

Except for the RapidShare, right?

Thanks for the compliment, Stubby. :)

Zepp said...

House of the Rising Sun / Little Town of Bethlehem is an odd-classic!

Thankx, Ernie.

Unknown said...

Ernie - THANK YOU! Please let us know if you have the other side! This was a HUGE part of my childhood, we had this on vinyl, and it's brought so many happy christmas memories flooding back. Yay for the Joy Strings!

Mike said...

Wow! This half an album is so awesomely fantastic that I had to go out and get one for myself. Thanks for this one! Absolutely love it!

Puckwheat said...

Hi, Ernie!

Are planning on doing a "remaster" on this gem this year? I LOVE this post...been listenning to it ever since you posted it!

Ernie said...

I haven't re-recorded it yet. I did find a single pulled from the LP and I wanted to record that to see if they are different versions, but I haven't done it yet. Maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the re-post! I was bummed I missed this the first time in 07! Happy New Year and thank you for all you do!