Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stereo Gospel

Last post before the New Year, this may or may not be familiar to you.  Some years ago, I posted a mono version of one of the best Southern Gospel Christmas records ever, and tonight I'm giving you the stereo version.  But it wasn't an easy find.  It took me years, and what I found was actually a Camden budget reissue from 1969.  So I recorded it and was all set to share it with you.  Then I stumbled across an actual stereo copy of the original issue, that's what you see down at the bottom, and what you might recognize from my original share back in 2007.  Both records are the same music, just with different covers.  I included scans of both in the ZIP file for you.  I'm sure you'll enjoy this record as much as I did growing up with it.  This is James Blackwood And The Blackwood Brothers & Hovie Lister And The Statesmen-O Come, All Ye Faithful (RCA Camden CAS-2361, Stereo, 1969).

1. O Come, All Ye Faithful-The Blackwood Brothers & The Statesmen
2. Silver Bells-The Blackwood Brothers
3. Go Tell It On The Mountain-The Statesmen
4. Praises To Our King-The Blackwood Brothers
5. White Christmas-The Statesmen
6. Christmas Means Christ To Me-The Blackwood Brothers
7. Joy To The World!-The Blackwood Brothers & The Statesmen
8. Christmas Time Is Here-The Statesmen
9. O Little Town Of Bethlehem-The Blackwood Brothers
10. Away In A Manger-The Statesmen
11. O Holy Night!-The Blackwood Brothers
12. Silent Night! Holy Night!-The Statesmen


Not Done Yet

Nope, not done, not close to being done. But I am a little limited by what I've scanned already and what I haven't. I've got to spend a few hours in front of a scanner some time sooner to give me some more raw materials.  But I should be good for a little while longer.  When I flip through a stack of records, I'm always looking for something I haven't seen before.  It's a bit impractical to listen to records in the back of a dirty thrift store, so you have to depend on covers and names to find interesting items.  When I saw this one, I knew it was a cover I hadn't seen before, and a label I didn't know much about, so I took the chance and paid my dollar.  It's nothing special, but I'm hoping it's something that you haven't seen or heard, either.  The A side is by The Gabriel Singers and the B side is one really long medley credited only to Organ and Violin.  I'm not remembering any violin Christmas music I've shared recently, so this is a little off the beaten path.  Hopefully you'll enjoy Christmas Carols (Remington R-199-153, Mono).

1. O Come All Ye Faithful
2. The Holly And The Ivy
3. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
4. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
5. Joy To The World
6. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
7. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
8. On Christmas Night
9. Christmas Medley: Oh Holy Night, We Three Kings Of Orient Are, Joy To The World, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells

Wait, I think there's a violin song here.

Nash Ramblings

Another request, another reshare, this time from 2008. Johnny Nash is perhaps best known in these climes for his hit I Can See Clearly Now, but he enjoyed a longer career than that.  And during that career, he managed to squeeze out this virtually unknown Christmas album.  It's a nice selection of songs, including some rarely-heard items, though the whole thing is too short if you ask me.  But you can't look a gift horse in the mouth, can you?  For the (what is it now, the sixth?) sixth day of Christmas, this is Johnny Nash-Prince Of Peace (JAD JS/1001, Stereo, 1969).

1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. Prince Of Peace
3. Away In A Manger
4. Mary's Little Boy Child
5. The Borning Day
6. The Christmas Song
7. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
8. Medley: Silent Night-Oh Holy Night
9. Go Tell It On The Mountain


Friday, December 30, 2011

A Long-Overdue 2010 Recap

Here's a little recap of all the shares from Christmas 2010, a list I should have posted at the beginning of this year's sharity season instead of the end, but I've been too busy to get around to it. The vast majority of these shares are still extant, at least through the MediaFire links.  I don't think any of the others are any good still.

The Canterbury Choir-While Shepherds Watched
Ethel Smith-Christmas Music
The Lundstroms-Colorado Christmas
The Lundstroms-Christmas With The Lundstroms
Dora Hall-Two Singles
Muriel Smith With The Peter Knight Orchestra And Chorus-The Glory Of Christmas
The Peter Christianson Choraleers Sing Holiday Favorites
Cantares De Navidad (Gay Songs For Christmas)
Noche Buena Bailable Cubana (Christmas Dance Date In Cuba) 
Christmas In Cuba
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Dick Leibert-Christmas At Radio City With Dick Leibert
Christmastime Stories As Written By Marie White And Told By Santa Claus Featuring The Michelle Scott Singers 
John Klein With Orchestra And Chorus Arranged And Conducted By Leo Addeo-Bells In Toyland-John Klein At The Sun Life Centenary Carillon
The Holiday Bells-Ring The Bells On Christmas Day 
Heidi-The Night Before Christmas   
Tammy-Merry Christmas With Tammy
The Deutschmeister Band, Conducted By Julius Herrmann-Christmas Carols
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band-Homegrown Christmas
Milton Cross-Nutcracker Suite For Children
The Voices Of Christmas With Les Brown And His Band Of Renown-Hark, The Stars Of Hollywood Sing
The Berkshire Bell Ringers-Berkshire Bell Ringers
The Klokken Ringers-I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Ernie (Not Bert)'s The Very Best From Christmas In July 2009-Life's A Beach
Ace Cannon-Christmas Cheers From Ace Cannon, His Alto Sax And Chorus
Stories For Christmas-The Christmas Donkey b/w Peter And The Hermit
Hal Greene-Christmas ExtraORGANary With Hal Greene At The Hammond Spinet?
The Lighthouse Singers-Christmas Carols By The Lighthouse Singers
The Edward Carrington Chorale-Christmas Chorale
Songs To Sing At Christmas Time 
When Christmas Comes To Our House 
Virgil Fox-Christmas Carols On The Organ 
Virgil Fox-The Christmas Album 
Merry Christmas From The Command Family Of Recording Stars
The Story Of Jesus-The Nativity
Wally Stott, His Orchestra And Chorus-Happy Holiday-Christmas In Stereo
The Rock-Afire Explosion-Disco Christmas
Charlie Byrd-The Christmas Album
The Jack Halloran Singers-The Little Drummer Boy
The Children's Choir Of All Nations-Some Children See Him
The Gene Lowell Chorus-Caroling, Caroling
We Wish You A Merry Christmas-15 Great Christmas Favorites Sung By Warner Bros. Stars
George Greeley With The Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ted Dale-The Twenty-Two Best Loved Christmas Piano Concertos
The Sounds Of Christmas-The Wonderful World Of The Music Box, Bells And Chimes
The Jimmy Joyce Singers With Orchestra Conducted By Billy May-A Christmas To Remember
Dr. Charles Kendall-Christmas Chimes
Dr. Norman S. Wright & Dr. Charles S. Kendall-Christmas Encore
Dr. Norman S. Wright & Dr. Charles S. Kendall-Ave Maria
Dr. Norman S. Wright & Dr. Charles S. Kendall-Christmas Organ And Chimes
José Melis And His Orchestra-Christmas With Melis
The Henry Snow Singers-The Little Drummer Boy And Other Christmas Favorites  
Domenico Savino And His Orchestra-Hi-Fi Christmas Party 
Kenny Baker-Carols For Christmas From Kenny Baker 
The Best From Ernie (Not Bert)'s Christmas In July 2008-Because It's Hot Out There 
Lynn Anderson-The Christmas Album 
Westminster Choraleers-Christmas At Home-Let's All Sing Carols 
Charles R. Cronham-Ring Out Christmas Bells-Hymns Of Faith, Hope And Joy
Hank Sylvern-Christmas In Hi-Fi: Chimes, Bells And Organ
Ramona Gerhard-Christmas In Hi-Fi With Ramona Gerhard On The World's Largest Theater Organ
The Joy Strings-Well Seasoned 
The Going Thing-Christmas 1968 With The Going Thing
An Axe, An Apple And A Buckskin Jacket
The Norman Luboff Choir-The Night Before Christmas
The Norman Luboff Choir-Christmas Carols By The Norman Luboff Choir
Lester Lanin And His Orchestra-Christmas Dance Party
Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra-Music For A Merry Christmas
Cyril Stapleton And His Orchestra With Children's Chorus-Children's Christmas Album 
Chorus And Orchestra-Christmas In America Sing-Along 
Al Goodman-Christmas Sing-A-Long With Al Goodman
The Ralph Hunter Choir-Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir
Christmas With Grandma Moses
The Rainbow Sound Of Bianco, His Harp And Orchestra-Joy To The World-Everybody's Favorite Christmas Music
Bob Braun, Orchestra Conducted By Leroy Holmes-Christmas In Your Heart
Crash's Christmas Album To Benefit University Children's Hospital At Hermann
Christmas In Cleveland
Christmas In Detroit-A Collection Of Seasonal Music By Outstanding Detroit Choral Groups
Songs Of The Season 1960
Roger Williams With The Concert Grand Orchestra Directed by Frank Hunter & Marty Gold-Christmas Time
Christmas Music From The Stars
Eddie Layton-Organ Music For Christmas With Chimes And Brass Choir
Eddie Dunstedter-Two LPs
Owen Bradley-Organ And Chimes Played By Owen Bradley
The Ramsey Lewis Trio-More Sounds Of Christmas
Tell Me About Chanukah-Story Of Chanukah and Chanukah Melodies
The Shepherd's Children's Chorus-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Johnny Mathis-The Little Drummer Boy/Have Reindeer, Will Travel
25 Days Of Christmas
Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians-Nutcracker Suite
Claire Bloom With Orchestra Conducted By Jonel Perlea-Story Of The Nutcracker
Ogden Nash-Christmas With Ogden Nash
David Randolph Singers-1961-A Special Christmas Music Medley
The Don Les Harmonicats-Christmas With The Don Les Harmonicats
The Mulcays And Their Electric Harmonicas-Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year
Temple B'Nai Abraham Of Essex County School Choir-Vivienne K. Bender, Director With Dr. Joachim Prinz-Children Sing On Hanukah
Natal no Brasil
Marco Antonio Muñiz, Orquesta De Luis Cardenas-Navidad En Puerto Rico
The Absolute Best Tracks From Ernie (Not Bert)'s Christmas In July 2007 Edition
Christmas At Quito
Bruce Woodman Presents Christmas Carols With A Latin Lilt
The Madrid Concert Orchestra And Chorus-Victorino Echevarria, Arranger-Conductor-Christmas In Spain
Mimi Hines With Ray Martin's Orchestra-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Moog Machine-Christmas Becomes Electric
The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin-Season's Greetings
Santa Claus (Walt Jacobs)-Santa's Own Christmas
The Medallion Orchestra And Chorus, Directed By John Paul Krance-The Sound Of Christmas-Deck The Halls
The Pete King Chorale And Orchestra-Christmas Time
Richard Keys Biggs-Christmas Bells-Cathedral Organ and Chimes Featuring Richard Keys Biggs
The Randolph Singers-David Randolph, Director-Christmas Carols Vol. 1
The Randolph Singers, David Randolph, Director-Christmas Carols-Volume 2
Ruth Welcome-Christmas In Zitherland
The World's Greatest Jazzband Of Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart-Hark The Herald Angels Swing
Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra With The Moon Maids-A Marshmallow World b/w Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells
Shimon & Ilana With Aviva And Shira, Featuring Sally Speer And Dave Tilman-Chanukah Songs For Children
Gary Mann-Blues For Baby Jesus
An English Country Church Choir With Organ-Christmas In England-Carol Service In A Country Church
The King Karoleers And Bob Kames-16 Traditional Christmas Carols 
Bob Kames-Merry Christmas From Bob Kames And The New Hammond Organ X-66
Bob Kames-Organ And Chimes #3-Happy Holidays
Bob Kames-Organ And Chimes #2-It's Christmas Time
Bob Kames-Organ And Chimes-15 Songs Of Christmas
Ernie Berger-A Variety Of Christmas Songs
Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra And Chorus-Christmas Magic (10")
Happy Holiday With The Best Of The Mummers 
Andy Williams, Orchestra Conducted By Archie Bleyer-Christmas Is A Feeling In Your Heart b/w The Wind, The Sand And The Star
Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra With The Jimmy Sturr Singers & The Matusz Singers-Polka Christmas In My Hometown 
Frankie Yankovic-Christmas Party
The Men's Choir Of St. Hedwig's-Polish Christmas Carols
Ken Stanley And The Pubsters-Christmas At The Red Lion And A Happy New Year Too...
Homer & Jethro-Seasoned Greetings
Dartmouth Glee Club-Paul R. Zeller, Director-White Christmas On The Campus
Yuletide Favorites-Barbershop Style
David Rose-Little Drummer Boy
David Rose And His Orchestra-A Merry Christmas To You From David Rose And His Orchestra
Richard Ellsasser-Michael Carr's Wintertime Suite
Pete Fountain-Candy Clarinet
Spencer Ross-Thanksgiving Day Parade, Etc
Squanto And The First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving For King
Lollipop Dragon Helps Santa/Thanksgiving In Tum Tum
Christmas Around The World
James A. Linen-Time For Christmas
Fred Waring-Twas The Night Before Christmas
Fred Waring-Christmas Time
Raymond Lefevre-Merry Christmas
Paul Mauriat-The Christmas Album
Paul Mauriat-Joyeux Noel
Les Djinns Singers-Joyeaux Noel
Mireille Mathieu-Mireille Mathieu's Christmas
The Merriest Time!
Skitch Henderson-Winter Holiday
Elliot Lawrence-Christmas Just A Minute
Holiday Greetings From The Epic, Portrait And CBS Associated Family
The Best For '89 From The Entire Capitol Family
Holiday Greetings Voice Tracks
Saint Patrick's Cathedral Choir Sings Christmas Carols
Saint Patrick's Cathedral Choir Sings Christmas Songs
Fontanna-Christmas At Home
Carols Of Christmas And The Stories Behind Them
The Best Of Christmas In July 2006 From Ernie (Not Bert)
Dino Martinelli-Plays Music For Christmas
John Donnelly & Sons-Sing It Outdoors
Sammy Kaye-I Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas
Sammy Kaye-Christmas Day With Sammy Kaye
Sammy Kaye-Christmas Serenade
Sammy Kaye-Year 'Round Favorites
The Gregory Orchestra And Chorus-David Frost Introduces A Christmas Record For Oxfam
Sing Along With Santa's Pixie Helpers-The Animals' Christmas Song b/w The Christmas Song Cha Cha Cha?
When Singers Meet, Inc., Mass Choir-Joy To The World
Santa's Snowmen-Swing Along With Santa's Snowmen
Big Tiny Little-Christmas With Big Tiny Little

Good Grief, that's a long list! It's a wonder I got any sleep last year!  No wonder it's felt like I was barely sharing anything at all this year.  Some of the items on this list got replaced with remasters this year, but I didn't mark them off, sorry.  Sometimes I think you could have a pretty Merry Christmas just listening to the stuff I share.  OK, that might be a stretch, but maybe.


Hmmmm, why did I buy and record this one again? I don't think it was for the amateurish cover.  No, it was because it's on the Fleetwood label, and the last Christmas record I found on this label was really, really great.  This one, not so much.  But I've got it, and I'm going to share it with you.  Like it says on the cover, "Your publisher brings you Christmas carols!".  This is The Conservatory Caroleers Of New England, Arranged And Conducted By Theodore Casher-Merry Christmas (Fleetwood FCLP3017, Stereo).

1. Deck The Halls
2. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
3. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
4. Christmas Is Coming
5. The First Noel
6. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
7. Joy To The World
8. Silent Night
9. Jingle Bells
10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
14. O Come All Ye Faithful

Whoops, found a typo in my track titles.  Gotta go fix it, delete the ZIP file I just uploaded, and try it again.  I try to do a good job on these things.  I screw them up more than I would like, but I try...

They Ain't Heavy

What can I say, I just love Christmas music! So I'm continuing to share and share and share, and I still seem to be less than halfway through the material I recorded for sharing this year. I guess that says more about the pace at which I've been sharing than it does about how much I've shared. I didn't record any more than usual, I've just been sharing it out slightly more slowly.  But we're still inside the Twelve Days of Christmas, so it's cool.  Tonight's share is from a group that add an interesting twist to gospel vocal sounds, nothing too out of the ordinary, but not the same thing you've heard a million times, either.  Download it, and you'll see.  This is The Jacobs Brothers-'Tis The Season (Hymntone HPS 7887, Stereo, 1973).

1. Winter Wonderland
2. White Christmas
3. Christmas Song
4. Silver Bells
5. I Heard The Bells
6. Birthday Of A King
7. Angels We Have Heard On High
8. The Little Drummer Boy
9. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
10. Oh Come All Ye Faithful


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Old Westminster

I just mentioned a label sampler from Westminster, and it occurred to me that it's been out of circulation for a while.  This is another of those records that I first shared out waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 2005, so it's badly in need of a remaster, and I suspect I recorded it in stereo even though it's in mono.  Oopsie!  But it's better than nothing, I suppose.  I see quite a few songs on here that I've since shared from their original album, but not all of them.  Gotta keep digging!  This is A Christmas Sampler (Westminster WP S-2, Mono).

1. Dick Leibert-White Christmas
2. Cathedral Bellringers-Birthday Of A King
3. Collegium Musicam-Adeste Fideles
4. Ferrante & Teicher-Sleigh Ride
5. Deutschmeister Band-God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
6. Robert Locksmith & Robert Owen-O Holy Night
7. Dick Leibert-What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
8. Randolph Singers-The First Noel
9. Brooklyn Museum Children's Chorus-Joy To The World
10. Randolph Singers-We Three Kings Of Orient Are
11. Gordon Myers-O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
12. Basil Rathbone-Isaiah 40, 1-5
13. Carl Weinrich-Lord, Through Thy Goodness (Bach)
14. Vienna Akademie Kammerchor-Silent Night



I don't think I've brought you near enough Christmas music performed on a carillon this year, and as the web's leading purveyor of such music, that just can't abide.  So here's a good one that's sure to be a favorite, if for nothing more than the great cover.  Dollars to donuts, you're going to see that cover used on somebody's mix CD next year.  Wait and see!  And if you use it, you'd better send me a copy!  And it's on a great label for Christmas music, too.  Westminster put out some great stuff in the early years of the LP, most of which has not seen the digital light of day.  I'm doing my best to change that, but these things take time.  I can think of at least two Christmas LPs on the label that I've only seen on the back of other sleeves, or sampled on label comps.  So I've got my work cut out for me yet.  (Now that I think of it, I've got an empty sleeve for one of them, and a record for the other with no sleeve.  And no, they didn't come together like that!).  Anyhow, this is Robert Locksmith & Robert Owen-Carillon For Christmas (Westminster WP 6020, Mono, 1956).  What fun those recording sessions must have been.  Robert, do this, Robert, you're a little flat, no, not you Robert...

1. O Holy Night
2. Good King Wenceslas
3. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
4. Joy To The World
5. Deck The Halls
6. Silent Night
7. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
8. O Come All Ye Faithful
9. What Child Is This
10. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
11. Away In A Manger
12. The First Nowell
13. Jingle Bells
14. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
15. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
16. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I'm far, far away from my home computer tonight, enjoying the hospitality of a hotel room in Daytona Beach!  Unfortunately, it's dark out, and cold, so I'm staying indoors.  The beach will still be there when it's warm and light out.  I've got a super secret share for you tonight, a little something I shouldn't share at all, but it's too nice not to share, and I've never seen another copy.  This is from 1957, was recorded by someone named Tutti, and released by someone named Walt.  Beyond that, I'm not going to put in anything that will let the search engines hunt me down.  But you can take a look at the pictures and see for yourselves, trust me, it's worth your download time.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snappy Dressers

The season is over for the most part, but I'm trying to keep the spirit going. At least at this point, I can be pretty sure that I'm the only person who's going to be sharing this out. Of course, when it comes to this record, I was pretty sure I was going to be the only one, anyway.  Anybody ever heard of The DECA Blazers?  Me neither.  Which of course meant I had to buy it and share it.  I think it was a sort of club for young people who wanted to grow up to work in the clothing industry.  I don't have the LP in front of me, and I'm too lazy to pull up my own scans and read them, but that's what I remember about this.  Distributive Education Clubs of America, that's what the DECA stands for.  So maybe it's geared towards future salesmen of any sort, not just clothes.  Eventually, someone will stop by the blog and explain it for all of us, but until then, I know you want to download and listen to The DECA Blazers, Arranged And Conducted By Bob Lowden-Merry Christmas (Distributive Education Clubs Of America/Melrose DBX, Stereo, 1968).

1. Joy To The World
2. While By My Sheep
3. Carol Of The Bells
4. Angels We Have Heard On High
5. I Wonder As I Wander
6. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
7. What Child Is This?
8. Carol Of The Drum
9. Silent Night
10. O Come All Ye Faithful
11. The Holly And The Ivy
12. Stars Of Ice
13. Go Tell It On The Mountain
14. Carol Noel
15. O Tannenbaum
16. Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
17. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
18. First Noel


Monday, December 26, 2011


This is a little 45 that I got for free a few months ago.  I ordered it from an online record dealer, and when she went to pack it up, she refunded my money and told me it was in horrible shape, she couldn't in all sincerity sell it to me.  But she threw it in the box and gave it to me for free.  I was glad she did because it seems to be a unique little bit of radio history featuring Mel Tormé.  He appears to have recorded a special version of his 1966 holiday song One Little Snowflake with some lyrics about Philadelphia instead of Cleveland as in the original song.  The sound is horrible, but you will get the idea.  There are a couple of greetings on the flip side that will sound good on your mixtapes next year, if you can get past the surface noise.  This is Mel Tormé-One Little Snowflake (For WCAU)-(WCAU Radio 7" 33 RPM 37M-89821/-89822, Mono).

A track from this was my contribution as the very last track on the ADVENTure in Carols 2011 collection I told you about back at the beginning of December.  If you've forgotten about it, you can go here to read all about it.  I'm trying now to get all the tracks together and make one big download of the whole thing, but it's harder than it sounds.

I Lettered In Christmas

I'm going deep into the archives again with something I recorded last year but never shared.  I had planned to do a series of shares featuring records from your local military recruiters, but it never came to fruition.  But I need to get some of these shares out before the season well and truly ends, so here you go.  This time it's The Lettermen joining the US Navy Band for a series of Christmas songs spread out into two 15 minute shows, perfect for radio programming.  Please download The US Navy Band & The Lettermen-A Bicentennial Christmas (The Recruiting Advertising Department Of The Navy Recruiting Command, Stereo, 1975).

1. Intro (Sleigh Ride)
2. Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer
3. Carol Of The Bells
4. Christmas All Alone
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. White Christmas
7. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers/We Wish You A Merry Christmas
8. Intro (Sleigh Ride)
9. The Christmas Song
10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
11. White Christmas
12. I Sing Noel
13. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers/We Wish You A Merry Christmas

For what it's worth, the Bicentennial in question wasn't the US, it was for the US Navy. I guess we had a Navy before we had a country.

The Vocal Bunny

I told you I was going to give you a track from Buddy & Bunny that actually features Bunny singing, and here it is.  That may be one of the only things about this super low-budget LP from Modern Sound.  In fact, I can't think of much to say about that I didn't cover back when I first shared it in 2006.  So without further ado, or talking, here is A Family Christmas Album-Something For Everybody (Halo 1007, Stereo).

1. Bobby Russell-The Christmas Song
2. The Singleton Singers-12 Days Of Christmas
3. Buddy & Bunny Burden-Christmas Card
4. J.T. Adams And The Jordanaires-It's Christmas Time
5. Bill Purcell-Silent Night
6. Bobby Russell And The Music City Boys Chorus-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Prissy Reed, Margie Singleton And Ray Walker With The Jordanaires-Jingle Bells
8. Buddy & Bunny Burden-Christmas Polka
9. The Music City Choir-Deck The Halls
10. Don Les' Harmonicats-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


The Unique Buddy & Bunny

I know it's after Christmas, but that doesn't mean I get to stop just yet.  This one if from the way-back-there file, 2005 to be exact, but someone brought it up, and I thought I'd throw it back up.  I guess the unique part of it's sound is that even though she's billed right there on the top of the record, and there's a picture of her on the front cover, she's nowhere to be heard on this LP.  That's just wrong.  You've got to download another of my shares from the cheap Modern Sound label to hear a song with her vocals.  I'll have to put that one up, too, I guess.  In the meantime, this is Buddy & Bunny Burden-Christmas Favorites (Modern Sound Christmas Album #5, Stereo).

1. White Christmas
2. Frosty The Snowman
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
4. Jingle Bells Rock
5. Sleigh Ride
6. Silver Bells
7. Christmas Polka
8. The Christmas Song
9. Rudolph The Red Nose (sic) Reindeer
10. I'll Be Home For Christmas
11. Jingle Bells


Boxing Day With Melis

It may be Boxing Day, but that doesn't mean I can't share out more Christmas music.  I've still got a huge folder filled with goodness that I haven't shared out yet, so I need to empty some of it out.  This was a great share back in 2006, and it's still a great share today, especially in newly remastered form.  I didn't rescan the artwork, though, but even a rescan won't help poor Mr. Melis look any better.  Sorry...  But the music is sweet, there's no doubt about that.  Grab this now, or wait until next year, if you dare.  Hopefully I'll still be here to share this great music with you, but you never know.  This is  José Melis And His Orchestra-Christmas With Melis (Seeco CELP 4230, 1958, Stereo).

1. Sleigh Bells
2. Winter Wonderland
3. The Story Of Christmas
4. Jingle Bells
5. Toy Piano
6. Merry Christmas Music
7. Silent Night
8. Adeste Fidelis
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
12. Oh! Little Town Of Bethlehem; Noel, Noel; Silent Night