Monday, December 24, 2012

Sing Along

Odd concept here... Instead of people singing along to a normal piano, it's people singing along to a player piano! So does that make it the karaoke of it's day? I mean, canned music is canned music, right? Well, this does have the advantage of vocal arrangements by Mr. Dick Hyman, so that's a good thing.  But still, a player piano?  And to make it even odder, an instrument more closely associated with an earlier century was 'programmed' with a tune from just a few years earlier, The Chipmunk Song.  Bet you never thought you'd hear that coming from a player piano!  (It's questions like that that keep me up at night.)  So here, you go, please download The Piano Rolls And Voices-All Time Christmas Hits (RCA Victor LSP-4000 (Vocal Arrangements By Dick Hyman), Stereo, 1968).

1. Winter Wonderland
2. Silver Bells
3. It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
4. Sleighride
5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
8. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
9. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
10. Frosty The Snow Man
11. White Christmas



Need a Little Xmas said...

Thanks for posting this. I love your blog, lots of good Xmas spirit and memories here.

Your Pal Doug said...

Merry Christmas Ernie!
And thanks for all the hard work & lovely Christmas shares.
You truly get me in the mood.

Your Pal,

petlod said...

What an odd concept! I'm down for anything Mr Hyman put his name onto though, especially in the 60s, so I'll be checking this out.

Thanks for another great season of shares, Ernie and I hope you have a great holiday. Still need an address for Mr Capote when you get a sec after the holidays too!

Inkydog said...

Merry Christmas, Ernie!

Jay Peterson said...

Merrie Christmas!

Rocky Lane said...

Odd concept yes but a delightful difference from the tons of "same old" of other Christmas LPs. Please ... more if you can find any!

Thanks for all your effort and may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

Family Man said...

Just wanted to add another "Merry Christmas" to you and yours. Thanks again for all your effort in providing us with this great music every year.

Tanktop said...

Thank you so much Ernie. Another delightfully different Christmas share! But then, this is the HOME for all these wonderful listens. Thanks a million for them, and I wish you and yours the best Christmas!

Geordie said...

Merry Christmas Ernie!

Thanks once again for all the fantastic albums.

Lennonka said...

Dear Ernie!

Can you reupload this album?

Thank you very much!