Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Harmonica Christmas

A great little EP that I first shared with you in 2010, and for some reason I don't recall ever having brought it back. And that's a shame because I remember it as being some pretty good stuff. The Mulcays were a harmonica band back during the period when harmonica players were not considered musicians.  I kid you not.  Well, at least the musicians union didn't consider it an instrument, so they were able to keep recording during a ban that kept other musicians from making records.  I don't think that was going on when this record was made, but it's just a little perspective on things.  This is The Mulcays And Their Electric Harmonicas-Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year (Card-N-Song by Cardinal Records 7" 45 RPM EP 103, Mono, 1954). And you thought those Christmas cards that played a song for you were a new invention...

1. Silent Night, Holy Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
4. White Christmas