Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All




It wouldn't be Christmas without some tunes from Conniff.
This has been reissued on CD, but the running order is different, (and possibly the versions, as well).

The Ray Conniff Singers - Christmas With Conniff


1. "Here Comes Santa Claus" 2:25
2. "Winter Wonderland" 2:39
3. "Rudolph,the Red-Nosed Reindeer" 2:13
4. "Christmas Bride" 2:53
5. "Sleigh Ride" 2:31
6. "Greensleeves (What Child is This?)" 2:32
7. "Jingle Bells" 2:45
8. "Silver Bells" 2:30
9. "Frosty the Snowman" 2:21
10. "White Christmas" 2:49
11. "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" 2:29
12. "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)" 2:49

Friday, December 24, 2010

Roger, Roger.





Great cover art on this one - front and back. It's a big ol' thick gatefold cover, as well, with some liner notes and the complete lyrics to the included songs.

Roger Williams With The Concert Grand Orchestra Directed by Frank Hunter & Marty Gold - Christmas Time (Kapp KS-3048, Stereo, 1959).

Roger Williams - Christmas Time

1. Silent Night
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. Winter Wonderland
4. We Three Kings Of Orient Are; The First Noel; Away In A Manger; Angels We Have Heard On High
5. Deck The Hall
6. Adeste Fideles
7. White Christmas
8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
9. Christmas Song
10. O Holy Night; Joy To The World; It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; O Sanctissima
11. Jingle Bells
12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What a Bunch of Brassholes



The Annapolis Brass Quintet -
The Spirit of Christmas Brassed


Crisp English Carol Medley/Adeste Fideles/Joy to the World/El Cant Dels Ocells/Swiss Chansons/The Twelve Days of Christmas/O Come, Emanueal/O Spanish Medley/The First Nowell/Good King Wenceslas/O Holy Night/Von Himmel Hoch, Da Komm'ich Her/We Wish You a Merry Christmas

annapolisbrass.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Report from the war zone



Here's a wounded veteran of the hi-fi format wars - the 7" 45 RPM "album" set.
This set is on beautiful translucent red vinyl.

Robert Shaw Conducts Christmas Hymns And Carols Volume II 45 RPM Album

Robert Shaw conducts Christmas hymns and carols, vol. 2
The Robert Shaw Chorale – Robert Shaw, dir.
RCA Victor « Red Seal Records » WDM 1711 [45rpm x 4, mono, 17cm]
RCA Victor « Red Seal Records » LM 1711 [LP, mono]
RCA « Victrola » VIC 1509

Contents:

  1. Band 1
      Trad., English
    1. I saw three ships

    2. Trad., German
    3. O Tannenbaum (in German & English)

    4. Guillaume Costeley
    5. Allons, gay, gay bergeres

    6. Trad., English
    7. The holly and the ivy
  2. Band 2
      Trad., Spanish
    1. Fum, fum, fum (in English)
    2. Hacia belé va un borrilo
    3. Ya viene la vieja
    4. La virgen lava pañales
  3. Band 3
      Kentucky mountain ballad
    1. The cherry tree carol

    2. Negro spiritual
    3. Mary had a baby

    4. Trad., Lullaby, English, 16th c.
    5. So Blest a Sight
  4. Band 4
      Anon., adapt. from italian carol
    1. How unto Bethlehem

    2. William Billings (edited by Oliver Daniel)
    3. A virgin unspotted

    4. Trad., English
    5. The twelve days of Christmas

  5. Band 5
      Anon., arr. J.M. Neale
    1. Good King Wenceslas

    2. English secular carol
    3. The boar's head carol

    4. Trad,. German
    5. Christ was born on Christmas day

    6. Trad. English / Francis Chesterton
    7. How far is it to Bethlehem
  6. Band 6
      Trad., French
    1. March of the kings

    2. Anon.
    3. Here, mid the ass and the oxen mild

    4. Provencal carol / Nicolas Saboly
    5. Touro-louro-louro
  7. Band 7
      Trad., Spanish
    1. Carol of the birds

    2. Tomás Luis de Vittoria
    3. O magnum mysterium
  8. Band 8
      English tune "Greensleeves" / W.C. Dix
    1. What child is this

    2. Trad., French / William Morris
    3. Masters in this hall

    4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio
    5. Break forth, o beauteous, heavenly light

    Performers:
    The Robert Shaw Chorale

    Evelyn Aring (soprano), Yvonne Ciannella (soprano), Marjean Moore (soprano), Louise Marale (soprano), Lois Winter (soprano), Florence Kopleff (contralto), Russell Hammer (tenor). Clayton Krehbiel (tenor), Russell Oberlin (tenor), Farrold Stephens (tenor), Walrer Galjour (baritone), Calvin Marsh (baritone), Thonas Pyle (baritone), Peter Maravell (bass)
    Robert Shaw, cond.

    Recording site and date:
    Unknown (Manhattan Center, New York City, USA ?) [ca 1952];
    Rel.: 1952 (RCA), 1970 (Victrola)


    The 45rpm release includes four discs: Nos 49-3947, 49-3948, 49-3949, 49-3950.
    Also called "Merry Christmas from Robert Shaw", "Christmas Greetings from Robert Shaw" and in 1970, "Now We Go A-Caroling: A Christmas Sing-In". A subset of this recording, with some additional tracks, was released as "Songs for Christmas Time". This recording is included in the Musical Heritage Society/BMG 1994 re-issue called "Christmas with the Robert Shaw Chorale". (from Robert Shaw Discography: www.rainwaterreptileranch.org/scr/rs.html)

Monday, December 20, 2010

You gotta have faith



I believe that "lush" is the word that we're looking for here.
This is another one that I likely won't listen to on my own time, but look at that art!

Percy Faith - Music Of Christmas

  1. Joy to the World

  2. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)

  3. Deck the Halls (Welsh)

  4. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

  5. Good King Wenceslas, (Piae Cantiones, 1582)

  6. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)

  7. The First Nowell (English)

  8. Work(s) Medley: Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming / O Little Town Of Bethlehem

  9. Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra, "O Holy Night"

  10. Work(s) Medley: The Holly And The Ivy / Here We Go A-Caroling

  11. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)

  12. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

North Central High School (IN) 1969 - Ring Christmas Bells



As far as I can determine North Central High School is located in Indianapolis. I was initially led astray by an Illinois address printed on the label, but that turns out to be the address for the "producer" of this disc, Elvis Hughes, who had his office in Carmi, Ill. (According to one Flicker site, he was much later found naked, tied up and murdered in a nearby town and it remains an unsolved case.)
I don't have a good picture of the disc, but here is the producer's Caddy (and presumably his house) circa the time this album was released:



The disc itself is very good, particularly considering it's a high school production. It appears to be a sampling of all the various choral and music groups of the high school: the Girls Concert Choir, the Descants, the Counterpoints, the Madrigals and Deb Tones, the Music Men, the Girls Ensemble, the Bell Choir, the Orchestra, the N.C. Orchestra, the A Capella Choir, and the Symphonic Band. I have two other discs from NCHS - 1967 (A Festive Christmas) and 1966 (Festival of Carols), so if you're a NCHS alum of one of these ensembles and want your moment of blog fame, contact me in the comments and I'll post those discs, too.

Anyone with more information about this series should feel free to contact me in the comments. How long did this series run? What was the selling price? Where were they recorded? How much will you pay me not to scan and publish the pictures from the back cover?

North Central High School (IN) 1969 - Ring Christmas Bells

Carol of the Bells
White Christmas
African Noel
Gloucestershire Wassail
Coventry Carol
Go Down To Bethlehem
The Gift Carol
Sing Noel
A Christmas Festival

The Bells of Christmas
In Excelsis Deo
The Straw Carol
As It Fell Upon A Night
Merry Christmas One And All
Ring, You Merry Chime
Ring, Christmas bells
Allelujia: Exultate Jublate
Pat-A-Pan Suite

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jingle Bell Jazz



This album was originally issued in 1962 (with different artwork) and then reissued in 1973 (with the art pictured above). My cassette comes from 1980, so it got another reissue later. Eventually it was combined with a second jazz Christmas album and it was released on CD. Unfortunately, on the CD version some important songs were cut.

This is a dub of the original running order.

Jingle Bell Jazz

A1Duke Ellington - Jingle Bells
A2Lionel Hampton - White Christmas
A3Chico Hamilton - Winter Wonderland
A4Carmen McRae - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
A5Pony Poindexter - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A6Paul Horn - We Three Kings of Orient Are
B1Dave Brubeck Quartet - Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
B2Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Deck Us All With Boston Charlie
B3Herbie Hancock - Deck the Halls
B4The Manhattan Jazz All Stars - If I Were a Bell
B5Marlowe Morris - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
B6Miles Davis - Blue XMas (To Whom It May Concern)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Handel With Care


Here's something older than all of the other Christmas music* on the blog!

(*OK, technically it's not strictly only Christmas music, but it's become almost inextricably-linked with Christmas performances - at least the first part and the famous chorus, anyway).


Great-looking cover art, as well.

Homburg Symphony - Handel's Messiah

Kurt von Baum conducting the Homburg Symphony

Hallelujah

Every Valley Shall Be Exalted

O, Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion

How Beautiful Are The Feet of Them That Preach the Gospel of Peace

Why Do the Nations

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People

He Trusted In God

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

The Trumpet Shall Sound

Amen

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Good(two)years later



Still in the "parent's music" mode for Goodyear in 1967.
The cover art gets a nice style update, though.

Goodyear - Great Songs Of Christmas Volume 7

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Tony Bennett)

Toyland (Sally Ann Howes)

The Christmas I Spend With You (Robert Goulet)

Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly (The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell Conductor)

Do You Hear What I Hear (Diahann Carroll)

The Christmas Song (Tony Bennett)

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Steve Lawrence)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (The Brothers Four)

The First Noel (John Davidson)

The Lord's Prayer (Barbra Streisand)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (The Harry Simeone Chorale)

Home for the Holidays (Jerry Vale)

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Sally Ann Howes)

Let Me Be the First (To Wish You Merry Christmas) (Steve Lawrence)

Patapan (The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell Conductor)

O Come All Ye Faithful (Jerry Vale)

Here We Come A-Caroling (The New Christy Minstrels)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (John Davidson)

Christmas Is (The Harry Simone Chorale)

Silent Night (The New Christy Minstrels)

It Was a Very Goodyear (This title is a retread)




Goodyear - Great Songs of Christmas, Album 5, By Great Artists of Our Times
Columbia Special Products #CSP 238 Stereo

From right before they started getting some moderately-hip performers, this is heavy on 60's "parent's music", though Sammy is swingin'.

1. O Holy Night - Andy Williams
2. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Andre Kostelanetz
3. Caroling, Caroling - Anna Maria Alberghetti
4. Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Maurice Chevalier
5. Little Drummer Boy - Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra
6. Star Carol - Anna Maria Alberghetti
7. We Three Kings Of Orient Are - Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Angels We Have Heard On High - Andre Kostelanetz
9. Silent Night - Maurice Chevalier
10. The Lord's Prayer - Richard Tucker
11. Sleigh Ride - Steve Lawrence & Eddie Gorme
12. The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Dinah Shore
13. O Little Town of Betheleham - Richard Tucker
14. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - Diahann Carroll
15. Some Children See Him - Diahann Carroll
16. O Come All Ye Faithful / The First Noel - Danny Kaye
17. Silver Bells - Doris Day
18. Jingle Bells - Sammy Davis, Jr.
19. It's Christmas Time All Over The World - Sammy Davis, Jr.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

smoooove



A pretty mellow affair from Beach-Boy-For-A-Blink-Of-An-Eye Campbell in this compilation of previously-recorded tracks released in 1985.

Glen Campbell - The Night Before Christmas

1. The Christmas Song
2. Blue Christmas
3. White Christmas
4. Pretty Paper
5. Silent Night
6. I'll be Home for Christmas
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8. The Night before Christmas
9. There's No Place Like Home.

Orchestra, Glee Club, and Soloists!



Great Norman Rockwell cover on this one.
This Waring is much peppier (and therefore much better) than the caroling one posted a few days ago, at least on side one.

Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians - Twas The Night Before Christmas Decca DL 8171

Jingle Bells

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (maybe the strangest version ever - recommended to Spike Jones fans)

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)

Beautiful Saviour

The First Nowell

O, Little Town of Bethlehem

Carol of the Bells

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)

Oh Gathering Clouds

Silent Night


(and I wish I had this version of the album)


Sunday, December 12, 2010



Here's a little something for you traditional Christmas hymn singers on a Sunday.

George Beverly Shea - Christmas Hymns

O Little Town of Bethlehem

I Wonder As I Wander

Go Tell It on the Mountain / Put Christ Back into Christmas

O Men from the Fields

Once in Royal David's City

Away in the Manger

O Holy Night

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

Sleep Precious Babe

The Birthday of a King

Silent Night

Saturday, December 11, 2010

but we digress...



Dry Branch Fire Squad - On Tour

Here's a good little indie bluegrass album from this long running band.
I could have done without the cornpone humor, but that's part of the shtick.
As far as I can tell this album isn't commercially available - it's not even listed on their website.

Label: Gordo 001
Release Date: 1985

A-1. Hot Corn, Cold Corn
A-2. Dak's Nursery Song
A-3. Lonesome River
A-4. Radio S-A-V-E-D
A-5. Touch the Hem
B-1. Bluegrass Breakdown
B-2. Black Lung
B-3. Whitehouse Blues
B-4. Fox on the Run

What Are you Waring Today?



I was born in Pennsylvania, but didn't stay around long enough to get anything more than a genetic love of the Steelers. I like to think that if I had grown up there I would have run across Fred and his band, perhaps in some VHF hall. [Oh, and the Waring Blendor? (sic) Named after Fred].

Today's selection comes from a cassette that MCA put out in 1992, which is a reissue of the 1966 album.

Fred Waring His Pennsylvanians - A Caroling We Go

A Caroling We Go

Carol, Brothers, Carol

Away In The Manger, What Child Is This, Come Dear Children

Some Children See Him (Soloist: Jim Wheeler)

Bright, Bright the Holly Berries

Mary's Baby

Be Joyful, Be Merry

Season's Greetings (From A Caroling We Go), Christmas Roundelay

O Listen to the Angels' Song

Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Jubilate Deo

It Was A Night of Wonder

King Herod's Black Decree

I Wonder As I Wander

Caroling, Caroling

Friday, December 10, 2010




This is one of the first volume (1963) in RCA's "For A Musical Merry Christmas" series of privately-distributed albums. (Volume Two (BF Goodrich) was posted last year.) It seems that there are at least two versions of this album. The BF Goodrich version (pictured) seems to be the most common. The version that I have states "Specially Produced for Acme Markets by RCA Victor" on the rear. The BF Goodrich version shares only three exact tracks with this version (The Ames Brothers, Eddie Fisher, and Jam Peerce) though they share five artists.

Acme - For A Musical Merry Christmas

Good King Wenceslas - The Ames Brothers
O Little Town of Bethlehem - Mario Lanza
The Little Drummer Boy - Hugo and Luigi Children's Chorus
We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Marian Anderson
Silent Night - Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
The Twelve Days of Christmas - The Ralph Hunter Choir

Angels We Have heard On High -The Robert Shaw Chorale
The Nutcracker Suite: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra
Gesu Bambino - Jan Peerce, Tenor; The Columbus Boychoir
The Christmas Festival - Boston Pops Orchestra. Arthur Fiedler, Conductor

Drove right past Thursday



Wow, I had the whole day off Thursday and still managed not to post.

Here's another in the Firestone Christmas LP series.

Firestone - Your Favorite Christmas Music Volume 6

Jack Jones • Roberta Peters • Vienna Choir Boys With Irwin Kostal Conducting TheFirestone Orchestra And Chorus (I didn't know that Firestone had its own orchestra! I assume the folks from the plant got paid overtime to rehearse after they got off their shift on the tire building drum.)


Medley: Christmas is Coming/Adeste Fideles/Angels We Have Heard On High
The First Noel
O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
And The Glory of the Lord
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
This is That Time of the Year
Medley: Fum, Fum, Fum/O Come, Little Children/Deck The Hall
Dance of the Christmas Doll
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Alleluia
Silent Night
Medley: Christmas Is Coming/We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Dinah? Sure!



With a little help from Chevrolet Dinah Shore gets a four song 33 RPM 7" EP of Christmas songs to add to her discography.

She's just so nice and friendly sounding.

DINAH SHORE - SEASON'S BEST FROM YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER

SILENT NIGHT
THE COVENTRY CAROL
YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE
JINGLE BELLS

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Blogmass gets some get up and (cit)go



I thought (based on my admittedly fairly-limited sample size) that branded Christmas albums went out of style after the 70's. Well, here's one from reasonably-recent history - 1995. Of course, by the 90's vinyl was fading fast, so this one's on cassette.

Citgo Country Christmas

1. Christmas Time -- John Anderson
2. Winter Wonderland -- Randy Travis
3. Blue Christmas -- K.T. Oslin
4. I Only Want You For Christmas -- Alan Jackson
5. Mary, Did You Know? -- Kathy Mattea
6. Country Christmas -- Ricky Van Shelton
7. What Child Is This? -- The Judds
8. Frosty The Snowman -- Sammy Kershaw
9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! -- Lorrie Morgan
10. Tennessee Christmas -- Alabama

Monday, December 06, 2010

am 7. Tag von blogmass


O Tannenbaum - Christmas on the Rhine

Mischchor und Orchester unter Richtung von Werner Muller

(Mixed chorus and orchestra under direction of Werner Muller)


O, Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night)

Kommet, Ihr Hirten (Come Ye Shepherds)

Susser Die Glocken Nie Klingen (Sweeter the Bells Have Never Rung)

Leise Reiselt Der Schnee (The Snow Falls Quietly)

Vom Himmel Hoch (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come)

O Du Frohliche, O Du Selige (O Thou Cheerful One, O, Thou Holy One)

Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming)

Am Weihnachtsbaum (By the Christmas Tree)

Alle Jahre Wieder (Again Every Year)

Ihr Kinderlein Kommet (Come Hither, Ye Children)

Kling Glocken (Ring, Little Bell)

Decca Records DL 78388 Stereo

This one gives me quite a Thurl!



Christmas At Our House - Martha Tilton and other Great Hollywood Vocal Stars/George Mather at the Console


Side 1:

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Martha Tilton

The First Noel; John Gustafson

Joy To The World - Norma Zimmer

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - John Gabriel

Silent Night - Marni Nixon

O Come all Ye Faithful - Bill Reeve

Side 2:

Jingle Bells - Martha Tilton

O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Marni Nixon

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Thurl Ravenscroft

White Christmas - Doris Drew

Deck The Halls - John Gustafson

Away In A Manger - Marni Nixon

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I'm not tire-d of this yet



BF Goodrich - For A Musical Merry Christmas Volume 4

  • Deck the Halls / Vic Damone
  • The First Noel / Melachrino Strings and Orchestra
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / The Anita Kerr Singers
  • Silver Bells / Floyd Cramer
  • Medley: Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships / Hugo Winterhalter
  • Wintertime and Christmas Time / John Gary
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Dick Leibert
  • White Christmas / Living Strings
  • Mary's Little Boy Child / Jim Reeves
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas / Hugo & Luigi Children's Chorus
  • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers / Arthur Fiedler
  • Medley: Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem / Norman Luboff
  • Jingle Bells / Three Suns

Avon calling on day four



Well, we've had department store, tire company, and other business Christmas releases, so why not one from the door-to-door cosmetics company?

Avon Wishes You A Happy Holiday And A Joyous New Year


Side One

Happy Holiday

Angels We Have Heard on High

O Holy Night

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Carol of the Bells, Ave Maria (Instrumental)


Side Two

Here We Come a Caroling

What Child is This (Greensleeves)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (Instrumental)

Do You Hear What I Hear

Go Tell It on The Mountain



With Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Chorus



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Friday, December 03, 2010

third day of blogmass





















I've posted this one primarily for its great cover art.
Not a bad listen, though. Some of it's a little bit space age poppy.

Andre Kostelanetz - Wonderland Of Christmas
01 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer/Jingle Bells 2:28
02 Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 1:56
03 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) 2:58
04 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 1:50
05 It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 1:57
06 The First Noel/It Came Upon The Midnight Clear/Oh Come. All Ye Faithful 2:29
07 Winter Wonderland/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 2:09
08 White Christmas 3:02
09 Silver Bells/Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry) 2:22
10 Christmas Chopsticks 2:28
11 Sleigh Ride 2:27
12 Joy To The World/Silent Night Holy Night/Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly 2:52
From the liner notes:
The most joyous sounds of the year are those that we hear at Christmas. Here is Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra with a lustrous garland of favorite songs and carols, old and new, to help you celebrate in festive fashion this Holiday of holidays. Under the inspired leadership of Maestro Kostelanetz, the orchestra makes these twenty selections glow as radiantly as the spirit of the season itself.
A stirring Yuletide tribute, STEREO WONDERLAND OF CHRISTMAS mingles mirth and reverance–in the stunning Andre Kostelanetz manner.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

on the second day of blogmass




An All-Star Christmas - We Wish You The Merriest

01. Let No Walls Divide - Doris Day
02. Winter Wonderland - Harmonicats
03. Kissin' By The Mistletoe - Aretha Franklin
04. White Christmas - Bobby Hackett
05. The Little Drummer Boy - Johnny Cash
06. O Holy Night - Jesus & Mary Choral Group
07. Sleigh Ride - Ray Conniff
08. You're All I Want For Christmas - Frankie Laine
09. What Child Is This? - Brothers Four
10. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Andre Previn
11. The Christmas Song - Les Paul & Mary Ford
12. We Wish You The Merriest - Les Brown

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

on the first day of blogmass...



Montgomery Wards Presents A Christmas To Remember Volume 2

CAPITOL RECORDS # SL 6610

Joy to the World (The Roger Wagner Chorale)

Adeste Fideles (Tony Sandler and Ralph Young)

Silent Night (Dinah Shore)

Do You Hear What I Hear (Bing Crosby)

Toyland/March of the Toys (The Hollywood Pops Orchestra)

O Little Town of Bethlehem (The Korean Orphan Choir)

Winter Wonderland (The Voices of Christmas

The First Noel (The Korean Orphan Choir)

The Christmas Waltz (Nancy Wilson)

Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells (Roy Rogers)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Tony Sadler and Ralph Young)

We Three Kings/We Wish You a Merry Christmas (The Hollywood Pops Orchestra)