Thursday, December 17, 2009
Well, my computer has crashed 3 times this week. I've been able to reinstall Windows each time, but who knows how long the hard drive will keep it up. So, in case I don't make any more posts, I'd like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. I'd like to thank the few who left comments and maybe next year I'll do this again.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Word came down today that evangelist Oral Roberts has passed away. Two years ago, on December 7, I shared an EP called Oral Roberts' Christmas Favorites. The EP featured Paul Mickelson on the pipe organ performing four standards of the season. The link is still active, so this one's for Oral...you can also find the artwork on the December 7th, 2007 page.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
A Really Blue Christmas
These singles are all about the depressing things that can happen this time of the year. Children not being around for the Yule season, daddies not being around at the Yule season, mommies and daddies not being around for the Yule season...you get the picture. Have a box of tissues handy.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Sometimes it pays to dig through stuff that others have gone through and given up. Earlier in the year I was at my favorite second-hand book and record dealer and noticed a stack of 78s and 45s by the curb. What the heck, I thought. I shuffled over and started going through the pile when, lo and behold, my eyes fell upon the item pictured above. My only disappointment being that it wasn't the picture sleeve. But it was is beautiful condition. So that story out of the way, here's drummer Sam Ulano and his version of "Santa And The Doodle-li-boop" backed with "The Story Of Santa Claus."
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Monday, December 07, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Merry Christmas To You
Most of us who love Christmas music love the Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails series. This year I found the LP that gave us some of the choicest cuts from that series. Most of the tracks have made it to CD, but here's a couple of tracks not included featuring the late Les Paul and his vocalizing wife, Mary Paul. Rest in peace, Les. I hope you're overdubbing everyone in heaven.
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