Sunday, January 01, 2017

The Earlier Walter

Welcome to 2017, hope you are all having a great year so far! This is the first Christmas record from Walter Schumann and his famous Voices, recorded for Capitol years before he waxed his much more famous record for RCA.  I don't think this one is quite as good either, but it's not out there for download, so I think it's fair game to share this one.  I pulled a ten inch version from the stacks, with all the original tracks, instead of the more common 12" with a couple of non-Christmas songs shoehorned into the mix.  You do get a nice cover with Capitol's well-known early picture frame edging!  This is The Voices Of Walter Schumann-Christmas In The Air! (Capitol 10" 33 RPM H9016, Mono, 1951).  And in case you were wondering, yes, Jester Hairston is here with The Voices!

1. Christmas In The Air
2. Jingle Bells
3. Christmas In The Air-First Reprise
4. Silent Night
5. Carol Of The Bells (Ukranian Carol)
6. It's Christmastime
7. White Christmas
8. Patapan (French Carol)
9. Christmas In The Pair-Second Reprise
10. Wonderful Counselor (Negro Spiritual)
11. Wolcom Yule (Welsh Carol)
12. Mary Mary (Negro Spiritual)
13. When You Come Home Of Christmas Eve
14. Winter Wonderland
15. To A Church That Stands Upon A Hill
16. Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)/Finale



Buster said...

Thanks, Ernie! I had no idea this one was not out there for download.

I LOVE the cover.

Kwork said...

Thank you Ernie. Happy New Year!

Laurie said...

What a great surprise - thank you, Ernie! Happy 2017!

JT Griffith said...

Thanks Ernie! Happy New Year. Great fun to keep the Christmas music coming.

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying your downloads as well as your words this season. Thank you for your work!

Richard B. said...

Thanks, Ernie. I really like this Hawaiian Christmas album. Thank you.

Ernie said...

A new link for 2018!!JItTXYaS!4FEn8eaxBltmRB0-idseyRJxHwvPT5TrKxAzzMd9ghE