Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Retiring the genre

For this year, at least, this will be the last tire company album.

B.F. Goodrich began their Christmas album series in 1965 by issuing "For A Musical Merry Christmas Volume Two" (it seems that a Volume One was issued through Acme Markets, a chain of stores in the Mid-Atlantic states in 1963). This disc has a couple of tracks that are the standard Christmas recordings that you hear on the radio stations that begin playing Xmas music the day after Halloween.

Sleigh Ride - Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops Orchestra
Wassail Song - The Robert Shaw Chorale
Carol of the Bells - Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
The Little Drummer Boy - Hugo and Luigi Children's Chorus
We Three Kings - Gisele MacKenzie
Let There Be Peace on Earth - The Norman Luboff Choir
White Christmas - Melachrino Strings and Orchestra
Jingle Bells - Jim Reeves
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Skitch Henderson and His Orchestra
Silent Night / O Holy Night / O Come All Ye Faithful - Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and Chorus, Raymond Paige, Director and Dick Leibert, Organist


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see a link for this album, just one to go to volume 2. Did I miss something?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I read 1965 and thought volume 5 because you had been talking about volume 4 on the new page. My bad!

12:14 PM  

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