Wish Book ’72

Wish Book ’72

http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1972_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-1.html# Time to start making that wish list, and of course you must use the Sears Wishbook! Just gotta get (3) a pair of Plaid 2-Way Stretch Jeans. They are plaid, they stretch and they are jeans, what more could you want?  

What if Mozart Wrote….

What if Mozart Wrote….

The Hampton String Quartet released 2 classical quartet LPs in the 1980’s performing Christmas songs. “What If Mozart Wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “What If Mozart Wrote I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” are both fun albums, and have finally been re-released. Both are available as MP3 downloads, but you can still pick up the original CDs used. What If Mozart Wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: http://amzn.to/1BV2Ckz What If Mozart Wrote I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa…

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Christmas with Patti Page

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 records. Along with standard Christmas songs are some wonderful selections like ‘Pretty Snowflakes’.

Medieval Christmas 1

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 album notes: The midwinter date of the festival of Christ’s nativity coincides with many pagan celebrations of the winter solstice, and most particularly with the Roman Dies sol invictus (“the day of the unconquered sun”), December 25. Certain pre-Christmas forms and practices survived and intermingled with the Christian holiday, and elements of the Roman Saturnalia, a year-end bacchanal,…

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Deller Consort Christmas

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: ‘The Holly and the Ivy’,’Hark Ye Shepherds’,’Carols And Motets For The Nativity’ and ‘Carols and Motets of Medieval Europe’. The Bach Guild has released a Christmas Big Box as a download, and it includes all 4 albums, plus other works at http://amzn.to/1yKcXQx . The MP3 download contains over 13 hours of music, and at the almost free price of 89…

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Christmas in Wonderland

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 sweet as the album cover. Amazon: Wonderland of Chrismtas

Christmas Joy ala Melachrino

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 just screams Christmas, and if you are a fan of the others listed above, you will definitely want to take a listen. Available as a download from the usual suspects.  Read more about George here…http://www.spaceagepop.com/melachri.htm   Amazon MP3: http://amzn.to/1yEolNA   iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-joy/id934527666?uo=4&at=11ldt7