Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Isn't there a song called 1985? Bowling For Soup, maybe? Trying to remember how it goes but it's not coming to me.  Anyhow, it just came to mind since that's the title of this Christmas record. This appears to be the first volume of an album I shared with you last year (or actually very early this year). I'm a little confused because they both seem to have come out in 1985, so maybe I put the wrong date on the other one.  Or maybe they actually did come out at the same time, I don't know.  The two covers are both very similar, paintings of a famous homestead in Akron, Ohio. Just like the other volume, there is some good stuff on here, it's certainly worth a listen or two. Maybe if we're lucky someone who performed on here will chime in at some point and tell us more about it.  That happens around here once in a while, and it's really nice when it happens, especially on the more obscure local recordings.  This is 1985 Songs Of Christmas By Members Of The Greater Akron Community (WAKR-Acme No Number, Stereo, 1985).

1. University Of Akron Vocal Jazz Ensemble-Deck The Halls
2. Festival Choir & Orchestra, Chapel In University Park-Tidings Of Joy
3. Jill Cromley-Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
4. Music Ministry, Our Lady Of Victory Catholic Church-Angels We Have Heard On High
5. Garry Edwards-The Happy Feelings Of Christmas
6. University Of Akron Bassoon Ensemble-Yuletide Fantasy
7. Akron Brass Quintet-The 12 Days Of Christmas
8. Ken Kramer-Oh Holy Night
9. Arlington Church Of God Choir-Hosannah
10. Dennis Ankrum-White Christmas
11. Yusef Kahn Grotto Choir-Still, Still, Still
12. Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir-Sing We Noel



Badgercat said...

Thank you, Ernie. Look forward to giving this a listen with some snow happening outside today.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ernie. Actually Paul McCartney did a song titled 1985. I'm not sure who else did though.

Ernie said...

Wasn't that on Venus and Mars? That rings a bell. Maybe subtitled something like Picasso's Last Words? Or am I thinking of a different song?

Anonymous said...

No, it was on Band On The Run. Great song though!