Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer is winding down...

so it's a perfect time to catch those last rays of glorious UV while listening to... some Christmas music.Today's album was released in 1979 by the Alcoa Singers in conjunction with the rebroadcast of the 1978 Rankin-Bass animated TV special "The Stingiest Man In Town" - a musical (based on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol") written by Fred Spielman and Janice Torre.
The original "The Stingiest Man In Town" production was a live-action television show (in color!) on the Alcoa Hour in 1958, and starred Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. This album features selections from the 1987 animated TV special that were originally sung by Dennis Day, Tom Bosley, Robert Morse, and (in the title role of Scrooge) Walter Matthau.

The Alcoa Singers got their start in 1961 as a volunteer group performing holiday concerts for fellow employees. On this disc (and since 1975) they are directed by Eleanor Glockner and accompanied by Merle Sharff

The Alcoa Singers-An Old-Fashioned Christmas Side One
The Alcoa Singers-An Old-Fashioned Christmas Side Two

(click on the back cover for the track and cast lists)


Blogger TheCzarsOf45 said...

RIAA certified Aluminum. A fixture of Alcoa, Tennessee life. Grew up there across the street from Midland Shopping Center on 359 Glascock Street. In WEAG land.

11:32 AM  
Blogger senormedia said...

WEAG - home of the mellifluous Jerry Collins weekday mornings.

12:23 PM  

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