Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Granny Music

One of my major achievements in the 2010 sharity season was putting a copy of this record out there for all to hear.  Took me forever to find a copy, and when I did, it took a lot of work to cut it into chunks and prepare it for you folks.  That was some years ago and I should probably revisit it someday, but not this year.  I'm still looking for a stereo copy, but I'm thinking those may be hard to find since I've seen it described as the rarest stereo pressing in RCA history!  For more info, please click back to my original post, but the long and the short of it is that Grandma Moses doesn't sing, she tells stories about Christmas and her early years.  The music is provided by Ralph Hunter, Skitch Henderson and some music boxes.  It's a nice listen, but not the sort of thing that gets played on the radio.  So if you're interested, please give a listen to Christmas With Grandma Moses (RCA Victor LOP-1009, Mono, 1958).  Enjoy!

1. Alec Templeton's Music Boxes-One-Horse Open Sleigh
2. Grandma Moses-One-Horse Open Sleigh
3. The Ralph Hunter Choir-Jingle Bells
4. Grandma Moses-Carolers
5. The Ralph Hunter Choir-Angels We Have Heard On High
6. The Ralph Hunter Choir-I Saw Three Ships
7. The Ralph Hunter Choir-We Wish You A Merry Christmas
8. Alec Templeton's Music Boxes-Sweetest Story Ever Told
9. Grandma Moses-Father's Violin
10. Skitch Henderson, Hausmusik-Blue Tail Fly; Pop Goes The Weasel; Stephen Foster Melody
11. Grandma Moses-Early Songs
12. Skitch Henderson-John Brown's Body; Darling Nellie Gray
13. The Ralph Hunter Choir-Good Christian Men Rejoice
14. The Ralph Hunter Choir-The First Noel
15. The Ralph Hunter Choir-The Twelve Days Of Christmas
16. The Ralph Hunter Choir-Oh! Little Town Of Bethlehem
17. Alec Templeton's Music Boxes-White Wings
18. Grandma Moses-On Painting Snow Scenes
19. Skitch Henderson, Hausmusik-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Lovely Evening; Over The Hills To Grandmother's House
20. The Ralph Hunter Choir-Over The Hills To Grandmother's House
21. Grandma Moses & Alec Templeton's Music Boxes-Silent Night
22. The Ralph Hunter Choir-Silent Night
23. Grandma Moses & Alec Templeton's Music Boxes-Silent Night (Reprise)



Buster said...

Never seen the stereo version - I do have a mono copy, I think.

Ernie said...

I think I'm up to three mono, zero stereo. :(

Signore Glorioso said...

sweet baby jesus, i can't keep up!

James Cooper said...

This is a wonderful little share, thanks Ernie!

Kwork said...

Ok, so I'm a year late, but since the link still works, I had to come back and say thank you for this one. A lovely record.

Glenn Eric said...

Any chance of a re-up for a new link? Thanks.

Ernie said...

Did you look here?