Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Goin' to the grocery store to get me some...records?

Tire companies and department stores were doing it, so why not grocery stores? It, of course, was putting out store-branded Christmas albums, and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, AKA A&P, jumped into the fray with the Christmas Greetings series. Today we have number three in that series, which has a few highlights, including Johnny Cash with a nice Blue Christmas, Lynn Anderson with Mr. Mistletoe, and Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere and the Raiders) rocking a great beard and essaying a surprisingly-good version of Greensleeves.

A&P - Christmas Greetings Volume 3

Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra - Skater's Waltz
Tony Bennett - Medley: We Wish You a Merry Christmas / Silent Night, Holy Night / O Come All Ye Faithful / Jingle Bells / Where Is Love (from "Oliver!")
Vikki Carr - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Johnny Cash - Blue Christmas
Carol Burnett - The Christmas Song
Johnny Mathis - O Holy Night
Anna Moffo - Ave Maria
Barbra Streisand - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Eugene Ormandy - Joy to the World
Lynn Anderson - Mr. Mistletoe
Mark Lindsay - Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)
Doris Day - Toyland
Cary Grant - Here's To You


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