Wednesday, December 13, 2017
'Twas the Night Before Christmas--The Mistletoe Singers
Kind of a nice cover for such a cheap LP. The "Mistletoe Singers" is a fake name for whoever and whatever the label (Tinkerbell) could dig up for this effort, and, to my genuine surprise, the album's a pretty fun mix of frequently-released old stuff (a number of Perry Como sound-alike Johnny Cole/Kay sides from the Johnny Cole Wishing You a Merry Christmas LP on Crown CST-165, 1959), and newly-recorded stuff. From the sound of the newer stuff, I'd deem this LP a 1970s relic. No date at Discogs.
"A Favor for the Little Christmas Tree" may be my favorite track: "Now there's something I'd like you to do that will make it all worthwhile: When the holidays come to an end, don't toss me any-old-where. Instead please plant me once again, 'cause burning me pollutes the air." It's different.
The usual cobbled-together holiday cheapie, but somehow cooler than most of its type. Oh, and despite the presence of old Crown material, the company is SPC (Synthetic Plastics Co.). The give-away? A barely legible "Ambassador Record Corp." credit on the back cover.
Oh, and the jacket lists the tracks in the correct order. This is getting to be a pattern.
Click here to hear: The Mistletoe Singers (Tinkerbell SX 1732)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Every Little Snowflake
Good King Wenceslas (typo on zipfile--"Wesceslas")
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Gather Around the Christmas Tree
The Mostest, Bestest, Merriest Christmas Time
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Shepherd's Carol
I Wonder as I Wander
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
A Favor for the Little Christmas Tree
Cantique de Noel