Thursday, February 04, 2021

78-Not Really Christmas 3

A short selection of songs that are just a little too far off the beaten path of Christmas music for me to include them in a regular post.  I've done two other similar posts to this one, and the second set seemed to be one of the most popular collections of the post-Christmas season.  So I hope this one is at least half as good, if not better. I had high hopes for the Arthur Godfrey Beard track, but it's clearly not Santa he's talking about. And the Fruit Cake track isn't half bad, I need to learn some more about Toni Harper. As always, tracks are courtesy of The Internet Archive and their fabulous Great 78 Project. I need to get busy and start packing up my 78s to donate to their cause. I got the first two boxes packed and then something shiny caught my eye elsewhere. It's a great cause, and a great way to hear those records in your collection that you know you're never going to get around to playing, so consider a donation if you have some 78s to give.  Hope you enjoy the collection tonight, it's the last of it's kind for the season.

MEGA







7 comments:

Buster said...

Good collection! Tomi Harper was a child performer who went on to a brief adult career. I have at least one of her albums. I know I have that Bobby Colt record - I remember the picture label. I wonder if that Godfrey tune pertains to Mitch Miller, who may have produced the record for Columbia. I'll have to listen!

Ernie said...

I thought it was Johnny Cash on the Bobby Colt record for a sec. I guess it's the haircut. :)

tanktop said...

Thank you so much, Ernie, for all the happiness you've shared with others. What a lovely, prolonged Christmas sharing session you've given us! Christmas music has always been my favourite kind, so I'm in heaven with all the various 78s you've sourced and improved! Thank you for everything:)

tanktop said...

Oh--and the Johnny Cash quick look--I myself thought of Ferlin Husky!:))

David Federman said...

Ernie, Have you posted or are even aware of a 1954 10-inch record, issued on RCA's X label, by master guitarist Roy Smeck called "Christmas in Hawaii"? You can find it on YouTube. It is fabulous, and truly a forgotten Xmas treasure--right up there with the label's other 1954 classic, "Cool Yule," made by trombonist Urbie Green. Thanks for all the pleasures and treasures you have given this season.

Ernie said...

David,

I shared half of it out, and someone posted the other half in the comments a few years ago.

https://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2016/12/before-statehood.html

Francisco Ortiz Archila said...

Estimado Ernie, No puedo mas que estar muy agradecido por esta bella recopilación, muchas gracias, saludos.