Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas In Tijuana!

What a great Christmas record! For the past few weeks, I've been listening to Christmas music pretty much non-stop, and several times a track from this record has popped up and I've had to stop to see who and what it was.  That doesn't happen too often, as I'm either familiar with what's playing or it's yet another straight version of Silent Night.  But this one has a couple of unique songs, and unique takes on others.  It's not exactly new to the sharity community, though, I think The King even shared it out a few years back, but I finally found a copy of my own so I'm sharing it with you this morning!  It's not really credited to anybody, but it's a product of the notorious George Garabedian, so I'm crediting it to him and his players.  For a little bit of holiday just south of the border, please download The George Garabedian Players-Phillips 66 Presents Tijuana Christmas (Mark 56 546, Stereo, 1968).  There's also a part two that I don't have.  I should add that to the want list.

1. Jingle Bells
2. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
3. Christmas Sleigh Bells
4. Let It Snow, Let It Snow
5. Tijuana Christmas
6. White Christmas
7. Santa Claus, Santa Claus
8. Sleigh Ride
9. Winter Wonderland
10. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
11. Adeste Fidelis/Silent Night

PS-Just when I was starting to get a little smug about getting a share up every single day of the Christmas season, I come home last night to no cable. I spent two hours on the phone with Comcast to no avail. Thankfully, t was back up this morning, but too late for a perfect season. We'll see what I can get up today, but I really do need to do some Christmas shopping...


Geordie said...

Thanks yet again.

This is now the fourth Tijuana brass band album that I have, all with the same album name!

The others are:

The Toreador Brass - Tijuana Christmas - 1968 (from your site)

The Border Brass - Tijuana Christmas - 1968

The Torero Band - Tijuana Christmas - 1968

Geordie said...

Wait, there's one more, from your site:

Tijuana Style - Christmas Carols, Tijuana Style

So in total five Tijuana Christmas albums.

Tanktop said...

...Geez Ernie, it's either no cable, or ready & able;) Feast or famine, eh? Well as long as you can get your shopping done, and take in a nice Christmas feast...
Thank you for the wonderful variety in Christmas music:)

ohgreatone said...

This is great, my version of this LP is generic, no Phillips 66, identical label and track list

alix said...

LOVE this one too...I have Christmas with the Mexicali Brass and Tijuana Christmas with the Border Brass, but I'd never heard this one. Awesome!