Saturday, November 24, 2018

Old Fred

One of my plans for this Christmas season is to bring you a wide range of Christmas music from around the world.  And to kick that off, I wanted to bring back this golden oldie from 2010, a sampler featuring many tracks from the long-running Capitol series of Christmas albums from around the world.   Not only do you get the music, you also get Fred Waring narrating it all, telling you a little bit about who and what you are hearing.  It's a great package, and I was really excited when I found it years ago in a Goodwill store in Ruskin, FL. So please give a listen to this great primer for things to come here on the old blog.  This is Christmas Around The World-Selections From New Capitol Christmas Albums 1957 (Capitol Records PRO 424 (Christmas Around The World)/425 (Christmas In Hi-Fi), 1957, Mono).  If you enjoy this, stay tuned all month, because I have Christmas records to share with you from six of the seven continents!  (As far as I know, Antarctica hasn't produced any Christmas music yet, but I'd love to be proven wrong.)

Side 1

1. Fred Waring-Narration
2. Christmas In Italy-Buon Natale
3. Fred Waring-Narration
4. Christmas In Sweden-Julpotpourri Danser
5. Fred Waring-Narration
6. Christmas In England-The First Noel-Away In A Manger-Bring In The Holly Bough Medley
7. Fred Waring-Narration
8. Christmas In Germany-O Tannenbaum
9. Fred Waring-Narration
10. Christmas In Holland-Gloria In Escelsis Deo
11. Fred Waring-Narration
12. Christmas In Spain-Villancico Del Vestitidito
13. Fred Waring-Narration
14. Christmas In France-Dans Cette Etable
15. Fred Waring-Narration
16. Christmas In Mexico-Aldehuela De Belem
17. Fred Waring-Narration
18. Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians-The Christmas Song

Side 2

1. Fred Waring-Narration
2. The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra-The First Noel
3. Fred Waring-Narration
4. The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra-Hark The Herald Angels Sing
5. Fred Waring-Narration
6. Frank Sinatra-It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
7. Fred Waring-Narration
8. Frank Sinatra-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Fred Waring-Narration
10. The Roger Wagner Chorale-Adeste Fidelis
11. Fred Waring-Narration
12. Jackie Gleason-Winter Wonderland
13. Fred Waring-Narration
14. Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians-Sleigh Ride
15. Fred Waring-Narration
16. Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians-Silver Bells

MEGA

4 comments:

Buster said...

This is really a great item - wish I had it myself! I love those Capitol promo records from the 50s.

Ernie said...

I remember being pretty stoked when I found it. I came home today with a 1968 Capitol Christmas sampler album, but there's no vinyl, just the sleeve. I need to scan it and post it, it's pretty cool. Not Christmassy at all, but cool. Worth the $1. :)

jelawmo said...

Well, this is delicious. Thank you! You turned me on to Fred Waring years ago, and I'll always be grateful, Sir.

Kwork said...

One can never hear enough fred Waring. Thank you very much!