Monday, December 11, 2017

Great Grant

Another of the small handful of shares that's remained up all year, this was also one of the items that got posted after Christmas last year, so I'm thinking it's doubly worthy of a reshare this season.  I was not aware of any Christmas music from Earl Grant other than his great Christmas album, and a stray track here and there, but then I discovered this Christmas single.  And upon listening to it, I decided it may very well be the greatest Christmas music he ever recorded.  Don't believe me?  Then you'd better download and listen to Earl Grant-Swingin' Christmas b/w Christmas Card (Decca 7" 45 RPM 9-31022, Mono, 1959) as soon as possible!.

1. Swingin' Christmas
2. Christmas Card



Geordie said...


Freddie Jaye said...

Good stuff, Ernie! And thanks!

The Nat Cole influence is strong here -- but if you're gonna ape someone else's style, why NOT go for the best? Any chance you can post the "Winter Wonderland" LP? After hearing this, I searched -- and I came up dry.

Dr. Gonzo said...

This is fabulous. It's definitely going on heavy rotation at the Gonzo house this season.

A great big "Huzzah" to you, Ernie!

Kwork said...

One of my favorites from last year. Thank you for bringing it back.

aquaboy said...

Love Earl Grant. Never heard this before. Thanks!

CaptainOT said...

GREAT JUMPIN' ICEBERGS! Nice find Ernie - thanks for sharing!

Ernie said...

New link for 2018!!gFlGBa7K!EiMiyJ51mXB7zBd-EGg1XYhxlVR7k-q9NpVbMZl0WxA