Sunday, December 16, 2018

Back With Melis

Here's one that you folks have been requesting all season, I just haven't been able to squeeze it into the line-up until now.  The original share was way back in 2006, but I must have re-recorded it since then because I still had the WAV files on my PC.  I went in and re-encoded this at a full 320 bitrate so the sound is about as good as I can get it.  You can still tell it's from vinyl, but that's not always a bad thing. You may not know who Jose Melis is, but he served in the same position as Skitch Henderson, Milton DeLugg, Doc Severinsen, Max Weinberg and now Questlove.  That's right, he directed the band on The Tonight Show.  How's that for a noble lineage?  Anyhow, he made some good Christmas music and I'm bringing it back today.  This is José Melis And His Orchestra-Christmas With Melis (Seeco CELP 4230, 1958, Stereo). Same old scans, though.  I need to work on that...

1. Sleigh Bells
2. Winter Wonderland
3. The Story Of Christmas
4. Jingle Bells
5. Toy Piano
6. Merry Christmas Music
7. Silent Night
8. Adeste Fidelis
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
12. Oh! Little Town Of Bethlehem; Noel, Noel; Silent Night



Buster said...

So you are telling me that people requested a Jose Melis recording?

barba said...


Ernie said...

Um, OK...

Razzleberry Dressing said...

I love this album! "The Story of Christmas" has been one of our favorite songs around here for the last ten years or so.

Lennonka said...

Thank you very much!
Have a nice day!

Kwork said...

Thank you Ernie!

Anonymous said...

...visited your page again to see if this had been recently re-upped...I am very thankful that it was. I appreciate it!