Saturday, December 12, 2015

Three On A Match

Here is a trifecta of re-shares from the request lines.  We begin with a great LP from the great Warner Bros. label that's almost completely forgotten today.  And that's a shame because it's one of the very few Christmas records featuring Billy May.  He leads the orchestra behind The Jimmy Joyce Singers, but for a couple of instrumental tracks he steps to the forefront.  This is a remaster from a stereo copy of a share from way back in the first year of the blog, 2005.  I'm sure you will enjoy The Jimmy Joyce Singers With Orchestra Conducted By Billy May-A Christmas To Remember (Warner Bros WS 1237, Vitaphonic Stereo, 1958).

1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
3. An Old Fashioned Christmas
4. Jingle Bells Around The World
5. Christmas Hop
6. Medley Of Foreign Carols
7. Round About Christmas
8. Santa Claus Sleigh Ride
9. The Story Of Christmas
10. Christmas Dinner Country Style
11. Reprise Medley
12. Medley Of English Carols


Next up are a group of also-rans who worked for Jack Halloran.  I call them that because they recorded a hit song, but then didn't release it until it had been a hit for someone else.  That song is Little Drummer Boy.  You can read my original post from 2007 if you like, but Google the details and dive deep into the rabbit hole that is music copyright.  Fun stuff.  Anyhow, this is The Jack Halloran Singers-The Little Drummer Boy (Dot DLP 25233, Stereo, 1959). You also get three different covers for this one.  The music you're downloading comes from the one above.  The one below is a later reissue, and the one two doors down is the original.

1. The Little Drummer Boy
2. Christmas Is A-Comin'
3. I Wonder As I Wander
4. While Shepherds Watched Their Sheep
5. Lullaby For The Infant Jesus
6. The Holly And The Ivy
7. Deck The Halls
8. Adeste Fideles
9. Joy To The World
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
11. Pat-A-Pan
12. Mary's Little Boy Child
13. Go Tell It On The Mountain
14. The Prince Of Peace
15. Angels We Have Heard On High
16. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
17. The First Noel
18. Silent Night
19. We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Last but not least, here's a great little record that was never sold in stores, but was instead available only through RCA's record club.  That makes it a little tough to find these days, but I love sharing out stuff that's hard to find.  This is another of the records I shared out in 2005, and I've brought it back many times since then, redoing it when I found a stereo copy, and then later on when I got a little better at ripping.  So I think it sounds pretty good now, but download it and see for yourself.  This is The Rainbow Sound Of Bianco, His Harp And Orchestra-Joy To The World-Everybody's Favorite Christmas Music (RCA Victor Club Record CSP-104, Stereo, 1962).

1. Medley: We Wish You A Merry Christmas Silent Night
2. White Christmas
3. Jingle Bells
4. O Holy Night
5. Medley: Away In A Manger; The First Noel
6. Medley: Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful); Joy To The World
7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
8. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
9. Silver Bells
10. Medley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Deck The halls
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12. Medley: Sleigh Ride; We Wish You A Merry Christmas

PS-Nobody requested this one, I just thought it was a good record to bring out and share again.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Speaking Of Christmas

Here's another request from a while back that I'm just now getting to.  Lots of cool Christmas wishes here from a whole lot of different artists, some popular, some not. This was first shared out 'round here back in 2011, and I'm bringing it back tonight.  Here is This is Holiday Greetings From The Epic, Portrait And CBS Associated Families (Epic Portrait Associated/CBS EAS 2864, Stereo, 1987).

01: Greg Allman
02: Ana
03: Big Trouble
04: Bill Carter
05: Robin Zander of Cheap Trick
06: Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick
07: Cherrelle #1
08: Cherrelle #2
09: Angela Clemmons
10: Charlie Daniels
11: Mary Davis
12: Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine
13: Fabulous Thunderbirds
14: David Hallyday
15: Hiroshima
16: Insiders #1
17: Insiders #2
18: Tuesday Knight
19: Krystol
20: Lion
21: Aimee Mann of 'Til Tuesday
22: Teena Marie #1
23: Teena Marie #2
24: Kathy Mathis
25: Ozzy Osbourne #1
26: Ozzy Osbourne #2
27: Ozzy Osbourne #3
28: Quiet Riot #1
29: Quiet Riot #2
30: The Radiators
31: REO Speedwagon
32: S.O.S. Band #1
33: S.O.S. Band #2
34: Dan Siegel
35: Charlie Singleton
36: Survivor
37: Robert Tepper
38: Wa Wa Nee #1
39: Wa Wa Nee #2
40: Weird Al Yankovic #1
41: Weird Al Yankovic #2
42: Weird Al Yankovic #3
43: Weird Al Yankovic #4
44: Weird Al Yankovic #5
45: Pia Zadora

If your favorite artist isn't on that first record, maybe they're on here?  From the 2010 sharity season, this is Holiday Greetings From The Epic, Portrait and CBS Associated Family (CBS Records EAS 1393 12" Same On Both Sides, 1988, Stereo).  Dig it!

1. Gregg Allman of The Gregg Allman Band
2. Billy Always
3. Basia
4. Robin Zandar of Cheap Trick
5. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick
6. Cherrelle
7. Alice Cooper (2x)
8. Gloria Estefan (3x)
9. Europe (2x)
10. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
11. The Godfathers
12. Peter Coyne of The Godfathers
13. Gregory Hines
14. Insiders
15. Living Colour
16. Alexander O'Neal
17. Ozzy Osbourne (2x)
18. Quiet Riot (2x)
19. The Rave-Ups
20. Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon
21. Rhythm Cords
22. Dan Siegel
23. Slammin' Watusis (2x)
24. Henry Lee Summer (2x)
25. Jim Peterik of Survivor
26. Tony Terry
27. 'Til Tuesday
28. Luther Vandross (2x)
29. Gino Vanelli
30. Stevie Ray Vaughan (2x)
31. Weird Al Yankovic (3x)

OK, now you're just getting greedy.  Again from 2010, this is The Best For '89 From The Entire Capitol Family (Capitol 12" 33 RPM SPRO-79471 (Same on both sides), 1989, Stereo).

1. Paul Shaffer
2. Anne Murray
3. Peter Blakeley
4. Steve Miller
5. Heart
6. Shadowfax
7. Crowded House (2x)
8. Megadeth
9. Flesh For Lulu
10. Climie Fisher
11. Johnny Clegg & Savuka
12. View From The Hill
13. Sequal
14. The Reivers
15. Melba Moore
16. Hazell Dean
17. Pat McLaughlin
18. Aslan
19. Tracie Spencer
20. Suave
21. Poison
22. Pete Bardens
23. Willie Dixon
24. Chapter 8
25. 101 North
26. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
27. Bert Robinson
28. MC Hammer & The Posse
29. Richard Thompson

Well, at least this one is from more of the time period that I usually share out around here...  Please enjoy Holiday Greetings Voice Tracks (Columbia 7" 45 RPM JZSP 111921/2 Green Vinyl Promo).  Again, this one was first shared in 2010, though I'd had it for years and years before that, I just never could get a decent rip.

1. Jimmy Dean
2. Jerry Vale (2x)
3. Andy Williams
4. Patti Page (2x)
5. Percy Faith (3x)
6. Ray Conniff (4x)


If anybody has more of these, I'd love to hear 'em!  Send me a link, or post it in the comments! 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Lopez Here

Another request, one of those great lost albums that will hopefully come back to life soon through the hard work of Real Gone Music.  But until then, you can download Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra-Christmas Music (Coral CRL 57189, Mono, 1957).  I first shared this back in 2012, and The Captain shared out his version waaaaaaaaay back in 2008.  I miss The Captain's blog.

1. Sleigh Ride
2. White Christmas
3. Whistlin' Otto (The Baby Reindeer)
4. Dance Of The Reindeers
5. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
6. O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
7. Here Comes The Fattest Man In Town
8. Toyland
9. Frosty The Snowman; All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Jingle Bells
11. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
12. Christmas Rush
13. Silver Bells
14. Merry Christmas Polka
15. Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night)
16. I'd Like To Find You In My Stocking
17. Joy To The World
18. Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem
19. Adeste Fideles
20. Silent Night
21. Merry Christmas To You

There was a reissue of this later on, but it's missing a bunch of tracks.  Avoid it if you can, but buy it if you must.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Half Speed

I was reminded of this record twice recently, so I figure that must mean it's due for a reshare.  The first thing that reminded me of it was when I saw it shared out on another blog.  I'm 99.9% sure it was my share being shared out, since nobody else would ever take the time to record an oddball LP like this.  But that happens a lot in this game.  The other thing that happened was I found the sister record to this one at the Salvation Army, still sealed.  It's not Christmas, but it's put out by the same people and plays at the same 16-2/3 RPM.  There aren't a lot of records that spin at that speed, and even fewer of them made for adults.  Some kiddie records were made to play at that speed, and a lot of spoken word stuff.  Many record players from back in the day would spin at that speed, probably because it was an easy multiple of 33-1/3 RPM.  Anyhow, I shared this out back in 2012, and I'm bringing it back tonight.  Don't be fooled by imitations, demand the real deal!  This is Will Kennedy's Stereo Orchestra-Stereo Christmasland (Dancetime 12" 16-2/3 RPM LP WK-5000-S, Stereo).

1. Rudolph, The Red Nose (sic) Reindeer
2. Greensleeves
3. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
4. I Saw Three Ships
5. O Tannenbaum
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Silent Night
8. Over The River And Through The Woods
9. Adeste Fidelis
10. Joseph O Joseph
11. Deck The Halls
12. By The Christmas Tree
13. Unto Us Is Born A Son
14. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
15. Good King Wenceslas
16. Come, All Ye Shepherds
17. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
18. Joy To The World
19. Winter Wonderland
20. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
21. The Christmas Song
22. Angels We Have Heard On High
23. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
24. Wassail Song
25. The First Noel
26. Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
27. White Christmas
28. O Sanctissima
29. Away In A Manger
30. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
31. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
32. We Three Kings
33. O Holy Night
34. O Come, Little Children
35. The Holly And The Ivy
36. Jingle Bells