Friday, January 10, 2020

A Post In PJs

This one goes into the category of things I only recently found out about, and then almost by accident, a copy turned up.  It was only last year that I discovered there was a Christmas EP by P.J. Proby, and then found out it was only ever issued in the UK, but I stumbled across a copy just a month or so ago.  I don't know much about Mr. Proby other than the name, and the fact that it was on one of his early albums that the members of the future Led Zeppelin made their first recordings together.  They weren't performing as Zeppelin, they were just all hired to perform on the same session.  Unfortunately, that's not this record.  On this EP, he's more in crooner mode, there ain't a lot of rockin' going on here.  But it's still pretty nice to have, and pretty rare here in the US.  So if you're still in the Christmas mood, why don't you download and give a listen to P.J. Proby-Christmas With P.J. (EMI/Liberty (UK) 7" 45 RPM LEP 2239, Mono, 1965).

1. Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
2. Silent Night
3. White Christmas
4. Rain On Snow



Anonymous said...

He has Mark Lindsay hair! 😂

Buster said...

Nice - I had no idea this existed! I think Proby was more popular in the UK than US, even though he was American. I believe I have two of his LPs - Somewhere and Enigma. He had some chart success with Hold Me and Niki Hoeky.

Razzleberry Dressing said...

I love that cover!

Rich said...

Thank you, Ernie.


barba said...

you must post at least a few more titles. i couldn't bear staring at that mug of pj proby's for the next six months.

i'm not sure anyone could.

rctcjc said...

What a surprise! Great stuff here.

Marie D said...

I wonder how many thought this was Mark Lindsay (from Paul Revere and the Raiders) at first!