Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year To The World

Here are several versions of "Auld Lang Syne" for your listening pleasure. The first is by Dougie McLean which I faded into a version for bagpipes. The second is by Die Toten Hosen and the third is by Slade editing out "You'll Never Walk Alone."

no password required

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Greetings by Marcel Marceau

As tribute to a great talent, I present to you his rare promotional single of Christmas greetings. Rest In Peace, Marcel.

no password required

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Here are a couple of last minute tracks for your Christmas listening pleasure. Senator Everett Dirksen reads "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" from his Christmas LP and Eddie Albert reads Edgar A. Guest's "On Going Home For Christmas" from his single-sided single.

pass: sanityclause

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Mix 2007

Okay, kids, here is my full-length Christmas mix for 2007. It's chock full of great music and cool old radio spots and announcements. It's in two parts because it's been ripped at 320 for the best sound I could give you. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much I did making it.

I'd like to thank all the bloggers and forumsters for the great Christmas shares this year and I'm wishing all of you the very merriest Christmas and the happiest possible new year!

Links and pass in comments.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ralph Hunter Choir in Glorious Mono!

Here's a mono version (ripped @ 256 )of the great album by The Ralph Hunter Choir which Ernie (not Bert) has posted in stereo at his wonderful blog. Give Ernie a visit and check out all the wonderful music he has to share. You'll be glad you did!

Link and pass in comments.

Too Fat For The Chimney

Since the governments of the United States and Great Britain have called on Santa Clause to shape up and set a better example for children, I'm sharing a single by Giselle MacKenzie called "Too Fat For The Chimney" as well as the b-side - "Jingle Bells."
To remind folks of what might happen if you don't get the required vitamins and minerals, I'm sharing The Ames Brothers' "I Got A Cold For Christmas" as well as the b-side - "There'll Always Be A Christmas."
So, remember to watch what you eat...bah...just enjoy your Christmas and deal with the rest in the new year.

Link & pass in comments

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jimmy Jenson, The Singing Swede

Just the Christmas songs, folks!

1. Winter Wonderland (Valkin' In My Vinter Undervear)
2. I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas
3. Jingle Bell Rock
4. Christmas Goose (Snowbird)
5. Yingle Bells (Jingle Bells)

From the liner notes:

"Jimmy Jenson, 'The Singing Swede' traveling over 100,000 miles a year to bring laughter and entertainment to millions of people throughout the country. Jimmy's Scandanavian songs contribute to his ever growing popularity. Very few entertainers can be credited with creating a new type of music but 'The Singing Swede' has done just that. This is Jimmy's fifth album of Scandanavian humor (not meant to ridicule anyone's nationality)."

pass: sanityclause

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dinah Shore EP x 2

Two EPs by Dinah Shore for your listening pleasure. I am especially fond of the version of "You Meet The Nicest People" on the "Season's Greetings" EP from Chevrolet.

pass: sanityclause

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Four traditional Christmas carols performed by Paul Mickelson on the pipe organ and released on the Abundant Life label.

no password required

Andy Brings Christmas To Children

From the evangelical Christian Zondervan label comes this LP with two stories and one Christmas song. The first story is contemporary and about two friends who have very different wishes for Christmas and the second is about three trees and the turns their wishes take. The instrumental track is "Come To Bethlehem."

no password required

Reposts from 2005

link in comments


I've had a request for some reposts of items from 2005. I lost my mp3s in a computer crash last year, but I still have the items requested. It may take a day or so, but I'll get them up and perhaps a few more treats. Thanks for the request.

More Christmas Joy

Here are two singles from the Vietnam War era which Eddie Riff recently shared on his blog. Here's what he had to say:

"The first is "The Christmas Letter" by Little Teresa Ann in which our heroine writes to Santa to explain how, at age six, she would do without any toys if only her Daddy could be by her side instead of in Vietnam. The second single is "Daddy Won't Be Home For Christmas" by Two & A Half. Here, Mommy reads Daddy's letter explaing why Daddy is away in a foreign land and why he and others must fight and die.

I dedicate this post to the men, women and children who will have this kind of Christmas again this year. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all."

New link:

no password required

Sing A Song For Christmas

Several years ago I purchased part of a library of records which had belonged to a defunct radio station. There were lots of lps of public service announcements, ads, generic spots, etc. This is one which ended up in my Christmas collection. I've always liked Jack Jones' version of "Mistletoe And Holly" which serves as the theme for this Program produced by the U. S. Air Force during the sixties. The cover I've always found poignant, what with U. S. airmen and Santa trying to bring cheer to Vietnamese children while we...well, I won't get into that. Merry Christmas to all and when was that peace on earth going to begin?

new link:

pass: sanityclause