Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Here's a record I had to chase after for a few years before I discovered this copy.  I find that if you hunt long enough, you can find most anything you want for a reasonable price.  However, if you're in a hurry, then it's easy to pay a fortune for the stuff you're after.  I've been known to pay too much for stuff, especially if I can see it and hold it in my hand, but I try not to.  This is an interesting Christmas album as it features none of the usual songs or hymns, it's all fairly obscure folky stuff, but not really folky.  It's ancient stuff that has fallen out of general knowledge, but that doesn't mean it's not worth revisiting.  There are still a handful of old Christmas LPs on Decca that I have yet to find, and plenty of them that I have found but haven't had a chance to record or share.  It's a process...  For tonight, this is Marais And Miranda With The Pardo Players Of Ancient Instruments-Christmas With Marais And Miranda (Decca DL9030, Mono, 1955).

1. Live Happily
2. Pilgrimage To Bethlehem
3. Lord Jesus Has A Garden
4. The Cherry Tree Carol
5. Let Us Sing Of Christmas
6. Lullaby To A Doll
7. African Carol
8. The Christmas Tree; See There Comes The Steamboat (With Santa On Board)
9. Santa Claus Won't You Come In
10. Hogmanay Night
11. Today Is Sylvester
12. Fife And Drum

And this one is on someones list as well, so no more share.  Don't want to be infringing on anyone's copyright.


Lee Hartsfeld said...

Oh, my God! Not these two!! Aieeeee!

Sorry--I panicked. It's just that my exposure to M&M came with the Mitch Miller-produced "Zulu Warrior," which is in the Top Ten of all-time weird records. I'm listening to the 1946 recording, which is weird enough.

Buster said...

Hey - this is a great find! I always pick up these two (on record), but seldom see them.

Lee - Zulu Warrior, eh? I am only familiar with the Decca records (some of them, anyway), so I haven't heard that one.

Ernie said...

I'm not too familiar with them at all, I'd just seen this record on the back of other Decca Christmas albums. They must not have sold much because you rarely see their stuff.

Anonymous said...

Not found at Mega! :(

Ernie said...

Yes, It's been pulled.

Kwork said...

Crap! Missed it.