Saturday, December 22, 2018

From Motorola

Tonight's new share is a Christmas musical that never really made it big.  It makes a nice little audio play with some sweet songs and interesting story.  It comes in an oversized jacket that usually turns up horribly bent or chopped into smaller LP size, but I found a reasonably intact copy and scanned the whole thing for you.  There's even a book included, which I scanned front and back for you, but not the actual story pages inside. (I have to leave something for you to find, right?) Anyhow, this is Walter Slezak-Narrator, Don Elliott-Music Director, With Anita Bryant-Fenwick (Motorola FLP-621, Stereo, 1968).  I didn't cut it up into tracks, so all you get is side 1 and side 2.  Enjoy!


DECA (Not Decca)

It's crazy to go through the archives and see how many Christmas records I've shared out over the years. Many of them are now available elsewhere, which is a good thing, it means they haven't been forgotten, they've been rescued from the obscurity of a long past.  But many of them haven't been restored, so that's what I'm doing, one record at a time.  This is another one I brought to you back in 2011, and it's a pretty good choral record from a group of vocational students.  At least that's what I think they are.  We didn't have such a group growing up in Florida.  We had FFA, which is more agriculture-oriented than strictly vocational. I'm sure one of my three visitors can tell us more about the DECA program.  I re-encoded this music, and it's occasional touch of the 1968 NOW Sound, but I can see that what I really needed to do was re-do that cover scan.  Had some sad equipment to work with that year.  Maybe someday.  In the meantime, please download and give a listen to these kids.  This is The DECA Blazers, Arranged And Conducted By Bob Lowden-Merry Christmas (Distributive Education Clubs Of America/Melrose DBX, Stereo, 1968).

1. Joy To The World
2. While By My Sheep
3. Carol Of The Bells
4. Angels We Have Heard On High
5. I Wonder As I Wander
6. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
7. What Child Is This?
8. Carol Of The Drum
9. Silent Night
10. O Come All Ye Faithful
11. The Holly And The Ivy
12. Stars Of Ice
13. Go Tell It On The Mountain
14. Carol Noel
15. O Tannenbaum
16. Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
17. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
18. First Noel



Another something from 2011 that hasn't been back since, this is a collection of Christmas carols that may have been some sort of giveaway. Not sure about the history on this one, as Fleetwood was a label that put out a lot of records for marching bands.  This is certainly not a marching band, so that's kind of a dead end.  If anybody recognizes this record, lemme know.  In newly re-encode 320 sound, this is The Conservatory Caroleers Of New England, Arranged And Conducted By Theodore Casher-Merry Christmas (Fleetwood FCLP3017, Stereo).

1. Deck The Halls
2. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
3. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
4. Christmas Is Coming
5. The First Noel
6. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
7. Joy To The World
8. Silent Night
9. Jingle Bells
10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
14. O Come All Ye Faithful


Bison's Back

This is a stereo upgrade to a record I first posted back in 2007 in mono. I remember not liking it very much back then, but after listening to it in stereo, I decided I liked it a lot better this time around. Maybe my tastes have changed.  Maybe the stereo sound makes it less muddy.  I don't know, but I'm going to tell you it's one of the things you should download if you have an appreciation for glee-club type stuff from the late fifties.  This is a pretty good example of that sound. Good mix of tunes here, too.  Common, obscure, sacred and secular.  Get it while you can, this is The Bison Glee Club-Warren Angell, Director-The Joy Of Christmas (Word WST 8036-LP (The Bison Glee Club Of Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma), Stereo, 1959).

1. Christmas Medley: Joy To The World; Silent Night; White Christmas
2. A Christmas Roundelay
3. Christmas Means Thinking Of Jesus
4. Deck The Hall
5. Mary Had A Baby
6. The Holly And The Ivy
7. Jingle Bells
8. Rudolph - The Red-Nosed Reindeer
9. That Holy Night
10. The First Noel
11. Winter Wonderland
12. Cantique De Noel
13. Carol Of The Bells
14. Gloria Fanfare


The Unheard Billy

I know you're tired of these organ records, but I just can't help myself.  Here's one that has probably been unavailable for years and was only limited availability when it was new.  Where else are you going to find this stuff?  And on shiny red vinyl, too!  I love this stuff, and you should too!  This is Billy Buswell At The Console Of The "Mighty Wurlitzer"-Christmas At The Console (Audio Visual Arts Inc. U-23173/4 "This Record Is Not For Sale" Clear Red Vinyl, Mono). I seem to recall there were no track listing on this one, in fact, there was nothing on the flip side at all.  I was able to figure out all the songs except for the very last track, so if anyone can tell me what this is, please let me know.

1. Deck The Halls; Good King Wenceslas; It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; The First Noel
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Winter Wonderland
3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; We Three Kings; Oh Come All Ye Faithful
4. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
5. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; Away In A Manger; Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem; Joy To The World
6. Jingle Bells
7. What Child Is This?; Silent Night; O Holy Night
8. The Christmas Song; Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!; White Christmas
9. Medley


No Norman Vincent Peale

One nice thing about going back and doing some re-ups for you is that I discover things I had forgotten about.  If I had come across this record in a pile of goodies, I don't think I'd have remembered that I owned it already, much less that I ripped it and shared it with you in 2011.  Must not have been too memorable, or maybe I just rip and share way too much music some years.  Nah, that can't be. Lots of info on this when I posted it back then, and I'm not going to repeat it all here, so go read what i wrote then while you download The Coming Of The King-The Story Of The Nativity In Music And Words (Columbia Masterworks ML 5165, Mono, 1956).

1. The Coming Of The King-David Wayne, Ralph Hunter & Ashley Miller
2. Silent Night-The Columbia Carolers (All other tracks)
3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
4. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
5. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
6. The First Nowell
7. Deck The Hall
8. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
9. Good King Wenceslas
10. O Come All Ye Faithful
11. Joy To The World
12. The Coming Of The King


Bonus Burl

A little bit more Burl here while I'm on the subject.  I believe I found this single at the same record store as I found that great Holiday Inn record I shared with you a few days ago.  Normally an unknown Burl would be a big deal, but next to that record, this one paled a little bit.  Not that there's anything at all wrong with this, it's a great little thing I hadn't seen or heard before.  Evidently this was available from various shopping centers back in the Christmas season of 1986.  Not sure if it was a give-away or something that was offered for sale, but whatever it was, they must not have made too many of them. Mine is printed 'Southlake Mall' which appears to be either Merrillville, Indiana or Morrow, Georgia.  I found it in Jacksonville, Florida, which is much closer to Georgia than Illinois, but you never know.  Lots of people move down to Florida and get rid of stuff, so it could be from anywhere.  Long story, but this is Burl Ives-Orchestra By J. Steinberg-The Night Before Christmas (Great Holiday Hits 7" 45 RPM STP-1013 "Southlake Mall", Stereo, 1986).


Midnight Burl

One of my favorite shares of 2011, this is a rare Christmas album from the great Burl Ives.  In it, he sings what are believed to be the favorite Christmas songs of a number of presidents, from Washington all the way down to Trump.  No, just kidding, Trump doesn't have a favorite Christmas song.  This list extends down through Nixon, who was either the current president when this was released, or had just resigned.  Interesting concept, even if there is no real proof behind many of the claimed favorites.  I'm still looking for the special educational version of this LP that features narration about each song, but it's proving tough to locate.  At least there's a mention of it at Discogs now.  For a while, I wasn't sure it existed. Anyhow, this will have to do for now.  Please download and enjoy this re-encoded version of Burl Ives, Music Conducted By Tony Mottola-Christmas At The White House (Caedmon TC 9102, Stereo, 1972).

1. The Little Drummer Boy (Richard M. Nixon)
2. Joy To The World (John Adams)
3. Adeste Fideles (Thomas Jefferson)
4. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Zachary Taylor)
5. While Shepherds Watch'd Their Flocks By Night (George Washington)
6. Silent Night (Lyndon B. Johnson)
7. Christmas On The Sea (Theodore Roosevelt)
8. We Three Kings Of Orient Are (Abraham Lincoln)
9. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Ulysses S. Grant)
10. Shout The Glad Tidings (Andrew Jackson)
11. Silver Bells (John F. Kennedy)
12. Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Laden (Franklin D. Roosevelt)


Friday, December 21, 2018

More Richard

I almost forgot about this one, but thankfully I remembered it in time to get it up right after that last Richard Ellsasser I posted a minute ago. (And there is another Ellsasser Christmas record out there, but I don't have it.  I'll stumble across it, don't you worry.  Someday...)  This one is a seasonal effort, a series of tunes written by Michael Carr, something I first shared with you in 2008, remastered in 2012, and re-encoded for you tonight.  To be honest, the song titles are the best part of this album, the rest of it is just organ music like you've heard a hundred times before from me this year, only on songs you aren't familiar with, so that makes it a tough listen.  But if you're up for it, this is Richard Ellsasser-Michael Carr's Wintertime Suite (MGM E3284 (Richard Ellsasser Playing The Organ of the John Hays Hammond, Jr. Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts), Mono, 1955).

1. King Winter
2. Happy Fat Man (With A Sleigh Full Of Toys)
3. Winter In Mexico
4. Home For Christmas
5. Winter Setting
6. December Has A Warm Heart
7. Red Indian Snowman
8. Eight Very Busy Little Reindeer
9. Star In The East
10. Holly And Ivy And Mistletoe
11. Jack Frost, Incorporated
12. Ring In The New Year


New Richard, Sorta

Next up is something I thought was new but turned out to not be new at all.  It was just a re-issue of something I had shared with you before, but this time on a budget arm of the same label.  I put the covers of that issue in the download, as well as the new covers on this issue.  It's Christmas music played on the harmonium and the celeste, so it's a little different than anything we've heard so far this year.  This is Richard Ellsasser Playing The Harmonium And The Celeste-An Old-Fashioned Christmas (Lion L70083 (Reissue of MGM E3475, 1956), Mono, 1958).

1. Bethlehem
2. Coventry Carol
3. I Saw Three Ships
4. Christmas Eve
5. Patapan
6. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
7. In Dulci Jubilo
8. While Shepherds Watched
9. The Holly And The Ivy
10. Good Christian Men, Rejoice
11. Vieni, Emanuel
12. A Virgin Unspotted
13. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
14. My Dancing Day

Maybe some of you want my original share of this from the original album, re-encoded at full bitrate for 2018. If so, here you go...


Godfrey, Not Arthur

I was talking with Lee about this old share, and I thought I'd put it up here while I was thinking about it.  Problem is, I can't find where I ever shared it out.  I shared out something that's billed as by the same artist way back in 2006, but it's got way more tracks on it.  I'm all confused.  Maybe someone else can help to straighten this out.  This is Godfrey Malcolm & Fredrico-Chimes At Christmas Time (Waldorf Music Hall MHK 33-1230, Mono).

1. O Come All Ye Faithful
2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
3. Silent Night
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
5. We Saw Three Ships
6. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
7. Good King Wenceslas
8. The First Noel
9. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10. Deck The Hall
11. Joy To The World
12. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
13. Angels We Have Heard On High
14. Oh Christmas Tree

And this is the album that I thought was the same as the one up above.  It may have some of the same tracks, but it certainly has a lot more and appears to be a little more recent, at least to my eyes.  This one got shared out around here way back in 2006, and this is the same old, old recording.  Just for the sake of comparison, please download Godfrey Malcolm & Fredrico-Chimes Of Christmas (Brigade P-1320S, Stereo).

1. Joy To The World
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3. Silent Night
4. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
5. Beautiful Savior
6. Good King Wenceslas
7. Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
8. The First Noel
9. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
10. Angels We Have Heard On High
11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
12. We Saw Three Ships
13. O Come All Ye Faithful
14. Away In A Manger
15. Oh Christmas Tree
16. God Give Ye Merry Christmastide
17. Deck The Halls
18. We Three Kings Of Orient Are


Green Rheims

Continuing on with Robert Rheims, this is the better of the two albums he made in my humble opinion.  I say that because it features a chorus, and they do a pretty good job with the many medleys here.  This one is on his own Rheims Records label, with a credit to Liberty.  I don't remember seeing any earlier version, but I could just not be thinking of them at the moment.  This one doesn't seem to be as widely distributed as the earlier one, and is more frequently found in black vinyl than the pretty emerald green you see here.  But there are still lots of colored vinyl versions out there, so it's not at all rare.  Well worth the download this time, since it sounds great in stereo.  This is The Robert Rheims Choraliers-Director: Robert Rheims-We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Rheims Records ST 7708 (Transparent Green Vinyl), Stereo, 1962).

1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Deck The Hall; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
2. Angels We Have Heard On High; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
3. Away In A Manger; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
4. Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep; Silent Night
5. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
6. The Christmas Chimes Are Pealing; Here We Come A-Caroling
7. Joy To The World; O Little Town Of Bethlehem
8. The First Noel; I Saw Three Ships
9. What Child Is This?; O Come All Ye Faithful
10. We Three Kings Of Orient Are; Coventry Carol
11. Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella; Bells Of Christmas
12. O Holy Night; We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Red Rheims

This one's a little esoteric, but I wanted to throw it up here for the collectors and archivists out there.  I believe this is the earliest version of I've ever seem on the ubiquitous Robert Rheims Christmas albums.  If you look close, there is no label on the jacket or the record.  That later was changed to Rheims Records, who later licensed it to Liberty and eventually United Artists.  There's also a note on here mentioning that a Stereo (and BIN-Aural!) version is available from Bel Canto on tape. This would date it to before the advent of stereo albums. And on top of that, there's an insert with a short message and lyrics to all the songs. Pretty cool to an obsessive like me, but to most of you, this is just another organ & chime Christmas record, though it is pressed on pretty red vinyl  This is Robert Rheims-Merry Christmas Carols (No Label LP-6006 (Red Vinyl), Mono).  And if you want a little more, there's a 10" version with some different tracks here.

1. Adeste Fideles-O Come All Ye Faithful
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen; From Every Spire On Christmas Eve
4. The First Noel; Joy To The World
5. Deck The Halls; The Christmas Chimes Are Pealing
6. Away In A Manger; I Saw Three Ships
7. Silent Night
8. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
9. Good King Wenceslas; Angels We Have Heard On High
10. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; O Christmas Tree
11. We Three Kings Of Orient Are; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
12. O Holy Night


A Little Of Everything

I keep looking for stuff to re-share that I've forgotten about, and stumbled across this nice little record I shared in 2012.  It's got a lot of organ on it, but there is also an accordion, harp, flute, sax, cello, calliope and I think a tuned kitchen sink if my ears don't deceive me.  How can you go wrong with all that?!?  So I figured after six years, it was time to bring this one back.  And I was able to re-encode it to a higher bitrate, too, for closer listening.  As I said the first time I shared this out, where else are you going to find music like this?  (And would you want to?)  This is Sharon Parker-Songs Of Christmas (Rev. Donald L. Parker 17813/17814 (Baxter, West Virginia), Mono, 1966).

1. Joy To The World
2. O Come All Ye Faithful
3. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
4. Ring, Merry Bells
5. Silent Night! Holy Night
6. Away In The Manger
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Oh! Little Town Of Bethlehem
9. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
10. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
11. The First Noel
12. Oh! Holy Night
13. We Three Kings Of Orient Are


To The Moon!

From ye olden day of 2012, here's a real gem that I was lucky to find.  It seems to be pretty hard to come by, and the reason for that may be that it didn't sell back in the day.  It's, umm, interesting to say the least. This is the sort of thing that show up on those Christmas collections that you get from your weird friend, but never listen to.  Well, I do, but you don't. Oh, wait, nevermind.  I just checked and this one is on Spotify.  Probably easier for people to listen to it that way.  This was Tim Dinkins-Christmas On The Moon With Tim Dinkins (Cartwheel LP-CW-112-A, Stereo, 1966). Now I have to hunt up something else to share with you.

1. Santa's Rocket
2. The Empty Chair
3. Two Little Stockings
4. I Won't Let You Lick My Candy Bar (by Susan Kay)
5. Just A Little Birdie In A Coo Coo Clock
6. Merry Christmas
7. The Wise Ole Owl (by 'Mystery Guest')
8. Ole Pop Reindeer
9. Christmas Message
10. Christmas Comes To Everyone
11. A Little Boy's Letter To Santa
12. Tinkle Toes

Well, there's another one that's on Spotify.  Go give it a listen over there.

Barbershop II

I think I promised you some more barbershop Christmas music earlier in the season, and I'm finally going to come through on that promise. I was happy to find this a couple months ago, since I'd been looking for a while.  Unfortunately, it's a mono copy, so the hunt continues for the stereo version. But in the meantime, I wanted to listen to it, and share it with my visitors.  For a little bit of the 'shop, this is Evans Quartet-1960 International Quartet Champions-S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.-Merry Christmas-Barbershop Style (Decca DL 4162, Mono, 1961).  I have misspelled barbershop every single time I've had to type it in this post.  I must need to go to bed.

1. Jingle Bells
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. Frosty The Snow Man
6. Silent Night
7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. White Christmas
9. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
10. Silver Bells
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. Auld Lang Syne


Harping On And On

An old share that I remember having to hunt after for a long time before I finally found the album.  I've always been a fan of Christmas music performed on the harp (Bianco was one of my earliest shares), but I'm afraid this one didn't do much for me.  I think maybe he was trying to squeeze in too many songs, and the arrangements aren't very engaging.  But it's worth a listen or two, and I've re-encoded it this year so it sounds a little better.  From the 2012 sharity season, this is Robert Maxwell And His Harp-40 All-Time Christmas Favorites (Lion (MGM) L70081, Mono, 1958).

1. Jingle Bells; Winter Wonderland; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; Jolly Old St. Nicholas; White Christmas
2. The Christ Child Is Born; Dear Baby Jesus, Now Rest In Sleep; All Through The Night; O Sanctissima; Chanson De Noel
3. Here We Come A-Caroling; Lullaby Carol; Lullaby, Thy Little Tony Child; Masters In This Hall; Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
4. I Saw Three Ships; Born Is He, The Child Divine; Listen, Listen, Children Dear; Good King Wenceslas; O, Tannenbaum
5. Deck The Halls; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; We Three Kings Of Orient Are; Angels We Have Heard On High; The First Noel
6. O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel); Away In A Manger; The Moon Shines Bright; The Holly And The Ivy; What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella; I Wish You A Merry Christmas; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Joy To The World
8. Christmas Eve Is Here; Sing We Now Of Christmas; O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles); Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Silent Night


Kiddie Not Kiddie

Just happened to think of this LP a few minutes ago and decided it was a good candidate for a reshare. And as luck would have it, I still had the WAV files on the PC, so with a few clicks of the mouse, I've got a newly re-encoded version for you in full 320!  This may look like a kiddie record, and it's actually got 'Kiddie' in the title, but it's far better than that implies.  I was pretty blown away by it when I first shared it in 2012. Give it a listen and I think you will be as well. Very good stuff here.  This is Merv Shiner-Greatest Christmas Kiddie Hits (Certron Corporation CS-7012, Stereo, 1970).

1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem
4. Here Comes Santa Claus
5. Twas The Night Before Christmas
6. Frosty The Snowman
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. White Christmas
9. Pancho's Snowball
10. Jingle Bells
11. Away In A Manger
12. I Saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus


Thursday, December 20, 2018

One Of The Three Suns

I've kinda been avoiding all the Three Suns Christmas music every since Real Gone brought out their Ding Dong Dandy Christmas on CD because I figure they'll eventually get around to the rest of the catalog.  But that doesn't seen to be happening in a big hurry, so I'm going to sneak in this one single from 1951 that I really love.  I have quite a history with this one, and it is, as far as I can remember, one of the only records I've ever shared out on the blog that I didn't own.  Now, the one I'm sharing tonight is mine, but the original share was a copy sent in by friend-of-the-blog Pete before I had been able to secure my own copy.  Tonight's share is a re-encode of a 2012 share, but I think it sound great!  If you've never heard it, please download and enjoy The Three Suns-Uncle Mistletoe (With vocal refrains by Texas Jim Robertson) b/w Sleigh Ride (RCA Victor 7" 45 RPM 47-4323, Mono, 1951).



Pretty excited about sharing this next one with you as I didn't think I'd ever get the chance.  I thought I had the album years ago, but when I went to record it, I pulled a different LP out of the sleeve.  And then earlier this year I found a copy. but it was mono.  I figured that was better than the nothing I had before, so I went ahead and ripped it.  Then last month I finally stumbled across a nice clean copy of the stereo record!  I rushed home and ripped it just a couple days later, and here it is for you tonight.  I don't know why I've been so excited about finding this particular record, it's not even really a Christmas album, more of a slightly seasonal offering.  Some of the songs are more in keeping with the theme than others, but they all sound really nice and I'm happy to share it with all of you.  This is The LeRoy Holmes Singers-Snowflakes And Sweethearts (United Artists UAS 6481, Stereo, 1966). Lots of smooth vocals on here, though LeRoy Holmes is usually known for his instrumental chops. I think you'll dig it!

1. Snowflakes And Sweethearts (The Snowbird Song) (From "Anya")
2. Moonlight In Vermont
3. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
4. Be Mine Tonight (Noche De Ronda)
5. The Sweetheart Tree (From "The Great Race")
6. The Sweetest Sounds (From "No Strings")
7. The Worst Darn Winter In Years
8. In Our Hideaway (From "Mr. President")
9. Button Up Your Overcoat
10. Made For Each Other (Tu Felicidad)
11. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
12. Homeward (From "Anya")


Simple Panda

You want more horrible old kiddie Christmas music?  Here's another share from 2008 that's just that.  It's really bargain basement stuff.  But I'm throwing it out there because somebody somewhere had this when they were little and they'll appreciate getting to hear it again. Sorry about the horrible punctuation in the title, but that's the way they did it.  This is Panda Children's Records- Santas' Toy Shop Party (Panda Children's Records PAN X001, Mono).

1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Jingle Bells
3. Up On The House Tops
4. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
5. Santa's Surprise
6. Toy Town
7. Alakazam, The Magic Man
8. Wooden Soldiers On Parade
9. I Want A Teddy Bear

Want more? Here's a link to another Christmas album on the same label that I recorded all those years ago, but never scanned the cover or shared it out. There's still no cover for it, but you might be able to find one out on the internet somewhere. No idea what I've done with the record after all these years. This is Panda Children's Records-Christmas Carols For Children (Panda Children's Records PAN X002, Mono). Based on the catalog number, this one came out right after the one above.

1. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
2. The First Noel
3. Joy To The World
4. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
5. Silent Night
6. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
8. O Come All Ye Faithful
9. Deck The Halls
10. O Tannenbaum
11. March Of The 3 Kings
12. What Child Is This?
13. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen


Simple Simon

You want kiddie music, I got kiddie music!  This is something that you don't see very often, and when you do see it, it's beat all to pieces.  But I found a reasonable decent copy in 2008 and shared it with my readers.  I'm bringing it back today because I happened to hear a track from it play on my computer and thought it was nice. This has probably been released on a dozen different records under a dozen different names, but maybe you haven't heard it.  This is Simon Says-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Favorites (Record Guild Of America SSX-1, Mono).

1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Angels We Have Heard On High
3. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
4. The Night Before Christmas
5. Jingle Bells
6. Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
7. We Are Not Beggars
8. Joy To The World
9. The First Noel
10. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
12. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
13. O Come All Ye Faithful
14. Silent Night


Field Position

Another remaster for you, this time my favorite brass Christmas record. I first discovered this album in 2012, and had planned on giving you a simple re-encode this year.  But then I turned up a new copy and decided to go ahead and re-record it in hopes it might come out sounding a little better with six more years of experience since that first recording.  I think it sounds pretty good, but you'll have to be the judge of that. For your Christmas pleasure, this is Jerry Fielding And His Brass Choir-Favorite Christmas Music (Signature SM 1028, Mono, 1959).

1. Joy To The World/Hark The Herald Angels Sing
2. Winter Wonderland/Jingle Bells
3. The First Noel
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/O Come All Ye Faithful
5. Oh Tannenbaum/Cantique De Noel
6. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas
8. Auld Lang Syne/White Christmas
9. Silent Night
10. The Christmas Song/Let It Snow/Let It Snow, Let It Snow
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
12. Deck The Halls/Here We Come A-Caroling


Dart Mouth?

That last record was a college choir, and it reminded me of this share.  You may not recognize the cover shown above, but if you look down at the bottom, you may recognize the cover that I shared this out with back in 2008 (with a remaster in 2010).  I found this version sometime in the past year and thought at first it was something different by this great choral group from Dartmouth, but it proved to be the same recordings in what I think is an earlier cover. I couldn't find a different date, though, so I'm not entirely sure of the issue history. (I put copies of the other artwork in the download, just for the completists out there.)  And I have yet to find a stereo version, but I keep hoping. Of all the college singing groups I've shared over the years, I think this is my favorite.  So give a listen to this 2018 remaster of Dartmouth Glee Club-Paul R. Zeller, Director-White Christmas On The Campus (United Artists UAL 3102, Mono, 1961).

1. Happy Holiday
2. O Come All Ye Faithful
3. White Christmas
4. Angels We Have Heard On High
5. The Secret Of Christmas
6. What Child Is This?
7. The Christmas Song
8. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
9. Sleigh Ride
10. The First Noel
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. Mid Ox And Ass
13. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
14. Here A Torch Jeanette Isabella
15. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
16. Jingle Bells