Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Christmas Songs and Stories (Childcraft 1213)
Today's LP rip comes without a jacket (and, hence, no jacket scan), so I swiped this image from eBay--it's one of the Childcraft releases reissued for this various-artists collection. My copy of the LP has been played a lot, but I got a very clean rip, thanks to the de-clicking expertise of (This is not a plug) MAGIX's Audio Cleaning Lab 14.
At one point, I misplaced this rip and thought I'd accidentally deleted it. I was going crazy trying to figure out how I could have done so, but then I discovered that I hadn't. Which answered my question, I guess. Nothing solves a mystery like discovering it isn't one.
Too much time at the PC? You think? Anyway, to the extremely enjoyable sounds on today's zip. Oh, and, regarding the first four tracks, "Raines" is a typo. Only one e in his name ("Rains"): Christmas Songs and Stories
SLEIGHLIST FOR CHRISTMAS SONGS & STORIES (Childcraft/Wing CLP-1213)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PART 1--Probably Claude Raines, w. Hugo Peretti O., Cho.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PART 2--Same.
THE CHRISTMAS TREE, Part 1--Claude Raines, w. Hugo Peretti O. and Cho.
THE CHRISTMAS TREE, Part 2--Same
ADESTE FIDELIS--O, LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM--Hugo Peretti O., w. The Caroleers
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING--SILENT NIGHT--Same.
JINGLE BELLS--WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS--Same.
CAROL OF THE BELLS--THE FIRST NOEL--Same.
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN--GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO--Same.
JOLLY OLD ST. NICHOLAS--DECK THE HALLS--Same.
TWINKLETOES--The Crew-Cuts, 1954.
DANCE MR. SNOWMAN DANCE--The Crew-Cuts, 1954.
UNCLE MISTLETOE--Eddy Howard and His Orch., 1949
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE (sic) REINDEER--Eddy Howard and His Orch., 1950.