Sunday, December 09, 2012

Singles Sunday #20-Ruth

The last single of the evening is probably the best. The Christmas music of Ruth Lyons is one of those little open secrets of the Christmas music community.  Few people outside of Ohio really know who she is, but the two Christmas records and handful of singles she released are true gems.  Some of it's been released on CD, and there're always rumors of the rest being released any day now, but it's been a long time since anything has come out.  So most of it I'm hesitant to share, but singles are sort of a special area, so here you go.  I actually shared out a single from her last year, and it was one of the more popular shares of the year.  So I'm hoping lightning strikes twice for Ms. Lyons.  This time, it's a major label, and the production levels are really high.  I recorded all of the Christmas music I had of Ms. Lyons this year, and these are certainly the two most polished tracks in the collection.  They'll sparkle right alongside anything else you choose to play them against.  So please download and enjoy Ruth Lyons With Cliff Lash And His Orchestra-All Because It's Christmas b/w Everywhere The Bells Are Ringing (Columbia 7" 45 RPM 4-41810, Mono, 1960).  Oh, the vocalist on Everywhere The Bells Are Ringing is Ruby Wright, one of the stable of stars that Ruth assembled.



  1. Thanks for being ruthless in offering such gifts as these songs.

  2. Ernie is being Ruthmore, not ruthless! Nobody else has ever posted these songs.....unless I missed them elsewhere.

  3. Thanks for the Ruth recording. I used to watch The Ruth Lyons Show with my grandmother.


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