Monday, November 28, 2011

Rerun Ralph

Is it possible that I didn't reshare this with you last year?  Shame on me, this is one of those records that needs to be shared every five minutes until someone gets wise and re-issues it for real.  I've been singing the praises of this LP since 2005, even finding a cleaner copy and re-recording it for you in 2008, which is the version I'm sharing with you again tonight.  I'm not going to tell you all about it, you can go read all those other posts if you want.  Just trust me when I tell you that you should have this in your collection.  This is The Ralph Hunter Choir-Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir (RCA Victor LSP-2063, Stereo, 1959).  Oh, and it was rereleased as Living Voices Sing Christmas Music (RCA Camden CAS 725, Stereo, 1962), with a different cover but it's the same music.  That's why that other cover is stuck down at the bottom of this post.

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


PS. You can find more Ralph Hunter here and here.


  1. Thanks so much for doing this again, Ernie - I know it's a lot of work for you. So many of these albums remind me of Christmases past. I really appreciate it.

  2. Always one of my favorite Christmas Album covers. The original of course. BF Goodrich used it for one of their comps in the 60s as well. Thanks again Ernie.

  3. WOW! What a great start for the Christmas season with your wonderful posts. Thanks!!

  4. Excellent album — everyone should have it! I have this one queued up to share on my blog as well. Damn you, Ernie! I kid.


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