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Christmas with Patti Page

Recorded in 1955 on Mercury records, I much prefer this LP to the later ‘Christmas with Patti Page’ from 1965 on Columbia …

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Medieval Christmas 1

Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata recorded this Christmas LP in 1975. A great mixture of ancient texts and melodies. From the …

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Deller Consort Christmas

Alfred Deller and the Deller Consort recorded 4 Christmas theme albums for the Bach Guild / Vanguard in the 50’s and 60’s: …

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Christmas in Wonderland

Andre Kostelanetz’s ‘Christmas in Wonderland’ from 1963 is like Christmas Muzak on overdrive. Happy, corny and just fun, the music is as …

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Christmas Joy ala Melachrino

  George Melachrino was an easy listening arranger in the vein of Mantovani and Percy Faith. The ‘Christmas Joy’ LP from 1959 …

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Roger Wagner Chorale

The Roger Wagner Chorale released ‘Joy To The World’ in 1956. I believe it is one of the earliest stereo recordings by …

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Handel’s Messiah

While there are newer ‘authentic’ recordings, the 1966 Colin Davis record of Handel’s Messiah with the London SO still strikes me as …

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Medieval Christmas 2

Here is another oldie, but being my first Medieval Christmas album, it has always been my favorite. They do get a bit …

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THE Christmas Album

This is THE Christmas Album. Johnny Mathis with the Percy Faith Orchestra is a staple of my holiday music listening, and one …