Sunday, January 05, 2020

Country For Christmas

How about a collection of Country Christmas tunes? Or at least a collection of Christmas tunes performed by country artists? Well, maybe they're country artists, it's a little hard to tell.  Some of the names are familiar, but some aren't, and I suspect that some of them may just be close to the familiar artist name, but not exactly the same.  Do you recognize all of these artists?  Maybe?  Give it a listen and let me know what you think.  This is Christmas Booty-Christmas With A Country Flavor (ERA BU 3900, Stereo, 1983). I pulled this one out of the shrink wrap, so I think the sound is really good here.

1. Nat Stuckey-Oh Come All Ye Faithful
2. Billy Walker-White Christmas
3. John Wesley Ryles-We Three Kings Of Orient Are
4. Melba Montgomery-Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
5. Jeannie Seely-What Child Is This
6. Margo Smith-We Wish You A Merry Christmas
7. David Houston-Silent Night, Holy Night
8. Johnny Carver-The First Noel
9. Jan Howard-God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
10. Dickey Lee-Go Tell It On The Mountain
11. Sandy Posey-I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
12. Jack Greene-I'll Be Home For Christmas



Buster said...

Those are all country artists of the time, I think!

Laurie said...

It has been a very long day and maybe it's just because I'm exhausted but the title of this album made me laugh out loud.

barba said...

ah, yes. in these days of political and social correctness, when people are ready to criticize your every thought, word, and deed as measured against some abstract and unshared principle (they never criticize their own), it’s nice to see a vestige of former times when christmas presents could be given and received graciously from a smelly old boot. my uncle bud used to do this… candy canes around the room. did anyone complain? hell, no. not unless they wanted a swift, hard knock on the head. his boots weren’t just made for walkin’.

Andrew said...

Here is an added bonus for people who read the comments. Henk has posted what he calls a super swinging Christmas album - from Shoji Suzuji & Rhythm Ace. The "Japanese Benny Goodman":

Ernie said...

Thanks for that pointer, Andrew, I had forgotten about that blog. Got some interesting Christmas stuff there over the years.

Rich said...

Thank you, Ernie.


Elaine said...

Fantabulous SHARES Ernie !!! Thank Yule so very much !
Mitchell (via My Gal Elaine's account...I can't figure out how tom SWITCH it right now...its LATE and I'm just trying to keep UP before all the Xmas Sharity is GONE ; )

Der Bingle said...

I recognize Margo Smith...