Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Spirit

I didn't think I'd be able to get this one up this season, but here it is.  I recorded this last year and was quite surprised by it.  The cover looks like nothing special, bit of kiddie music, maybe religious, but it turns out to be really good, all original stuff!  I researched it a bit and found not a whole lot, but I did see where it was licensed at one point for a Christmas special, but that never appears to have been made.  I can certainly picture this playing over animated snowmen or reindeer.  I know it's a bit late for you to use this year, but if you're looking for original Christmas music that you haven't heard before, you could do a lot worse than this.  Please download and enjoy The Chuck Bird Orchestra And Singers-The Spirit Of Christmas (Santa Records SC3131, Stereo, 1976).  You really don't expect to get Christmas music like this out of Miami, but here it is.

1. A Holly Holly Holly Holly Day
2. Snow Flakes
3. Under The Mistletoe
4. A Christmas Lullaby
5. A Toy Train
6. How Much Longer
7. The North Pole Polka
8. A Perfect Christmas Tree
9. Merrily On His Way
10. The Echo Of Christmas
11. The Elf Parade
12. Merry Christmas



Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Ernie!

Thanks for all the great music. If not for you to save this music, who?

Rick R.

gimpiero said...

Living Voices style ... really great!

iggy said...

While I certainly believe that there is nothing more "OVER" than Christmas on Dec 26th, I just want you to know how much your generosity has meant to our family this year. So much new and wonderful music that we could barely listen to it all. We wish you a very happy 2017 and we look forward to visiting next year. Very best to you,


Kwork said...

Thank you Ernie. What a great end to the Christmas shares for the year. I hope you and yours had a very merry Christmas.

The Blue Carbuncle said...

A day late and a dollar short but I wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your return this season. Even though we're going through the end of a 30+ year relationship we kept it together for the grandkids and many of your posts have been the background music to one final merry Christmas. Thanks for all you've done over the years past and hopefully years to come!


JUSTAJEEPGuy said...

I don't know what's going on, but Zippyshare is anything but zippy here at my local public library.

Ernie said...

I hope you didn't save all the downloading up for this one day. You're gonna be there a while... :)

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Anonymous said...

Listening now.....your synopsis nailed it perfectly and I would not have downloaded without it. The music is suprisingly good. I love the 70s vibe. I am very intrigued about the unproduced Christmas special you mentioned.

Elke said...

Always a pleasure to visit your website/blog... Merry Christmas, Happy 2017... and many thanks!!

Puckwheat said...


I REALLY enjoyed this one...I love discovering lost Christmas music, and you have helped me do that over the years. thank you for another great season (a little late, but still appreciated!) have a wonderful 2017 and I look forward to Christmas in July!

Tom in Detroit

fjaye said...

Just listened to part of this, and you're right: it *does* sound like an animated special ST. I did some searching myself, and this *could* be (probably is!) the same Samantha Plaza.

Samantha G Plaza age 92
From: Miami, FL
6440 4th Ct,Miami, FL 33138 (305) 673-6972

Previous Addresses: 6440 4th Ct #1, Miami, FL 33138,
4101 Pine Tree Dr, Miami, FL 33140,
4104 Pine #1715, Miami, FL 33143

Associated Businesses: Claudias Kitchen, Inc,
Class Act Productions, Inc

Possible Relatives: Julian E Plaza,
Gloria R Plaza
Other Phone Numbers: (305) 673-8548

fjaye said...

Ernie said...

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