Thursday, November 24, 2016

Air Force One

One of the finds I was most excited about this season is this little beauty right here.  One of a series of albums put out by the Air Force in the sixties as a way of driving recruitment efforts, it pairs a couple of big stars with the USAF in-house band, The Airmen Of Note.  I've brought you several other editions from this series in the past, and I even brought you a track lifted from  this one and put out on a sampler back during Christmas In July last year.  But this year, I finally grabbed a copy of this one, the one I've been waiting years to find.  I just happened to look it up one day and someone was selling it on Amazon, so it pays to keep checking.  My only bit of sad news is that it's a mono copy.  I did a bit of research, and I do believe there are stereo copies out there, but they have to be few and far between.  So before I get too excited about this and type another dozen paragraphs, please download and given a listen to this otherwise unreleased music from Nancy Wilson, The Doodletown Pipers, Boris Karloff (fresh off of his Grinch work!) & The Airmen Of Note in From The Nation's Capitol The United States Air Force Presents Christmas (United States Air Force No Number "A Public Service Program", Mono, 1967).

Side 1-It's Christmas Time With Nancy Wilson & The Doodletown Pipers
Side 2-Timmy Discovers Christmas With Boris Karloff

Zippyshare (Two long radio shows as presented on the record)

1. Intro
2. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Nancy Wilson)
3. Magic Little Music Box (Nancy Wilson)
4. We Need A Little Christmas (The Doodletown Pipers)
5. What Child Is This (Nancy Wilson)
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (The Airmen Of Note)
7. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (Nancy Wilson)
8. Go Tell It On The Mountain (The Doodletown Pipers)
9. O Holy Night (Nancy Wilson)
10. Christmas At Our Place (The Doodletown Pipers)
11. Finale
12.  Promo
13. Intro
14. Overture
15. Timmy Discovers Christmas (Boris Karloff)
16. Outro; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
17. Promo

(I actually chopped it into quite a few more tracks than this, but they're all just called Intro To... or something like that.)

Zippyshare (Everything chopped up into individual tracks, with sometimes abrupt fades)
Whew, I'd forgotten how much work it is to post stuff up here!  I'm not going to be sharing as much this year a in years past, it's just too much work!


Ernie said...

My HTML work is horrid. Sorry if this isn't readable. I'm working on it...

Buster said...

Looks fine to me!

A nice one, this - never seen it before.

Ernie said...

Took me a bit to figure out what was going on. I had used a less than symbol as an arrow, and Blogger thought it was HTML. The results weren't pretty when it first popped up.

I forgot to mention in the text there's at least one more in this series that I want. Jack Jones on one side and Edward G. Robinson on the flip! Just imagine...

Buster said...

I'd love to have one that myself!

Anonymous said...

I know I speak for a lot of your annual followers -- I'm very glad you're back this year as I really look forward to your Christmas posts. I may not always be "into" the music of a particular album but I enjoy reading your essays and looking at the artwork. I've done a lot of that sort of work myself and I do appreciate the time and effort it takes to produce a quality product as you do. Thank you. As to Nancy Wilson's "What Child Is This" and "O Holy Night" -- Sublime! Again, many thanks and the best Holiday Season to you and yours...

Anonymous said...

P.S. Nothing wrong with monaural. Actually, this mono copy of "What Child Is This" is a little cleaner than the stereo copy you shared before. Back To MONO!

Laurie said...

You had me at Doodletown Pipers.

SWSPOILER3 said...

Thank you sir.

Ernie said...

The Doodletown Piper tracks on here are really great. I was pleasantly surprised!

SWSPOILER3 said...

Wow, just wow!!! A fantastic find.I Have been trying to find this for quite awhile. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Steve Turner said...

Thanks for sharing this. Love the artwork on the album cover with the snow and the illuminated capitol building, The trees are a little stark though and could use an ornament or two.

sharxfan said...

Nice find Ernie and thanks for sharing this with all of this.

Ernie said...

New links for 2018, though this is the mono version...



Stereo version coming soon!