Monday, November 30, 2009

Caroling Caroling by The Gene Lowell Chorus

I've been slacking a bit, so it's time to show Hi-Fi some love.  Here's a new album:  The Gene Lowell Chorus' Caroling Caroling (that's right, no punctuation!)

Released on album in 1958 (Warner Bros. Records / WS 1233), this warm-sounding, yuletide fest for male choir is a great Christmas Eve mood-setting choice.

Consisting mainly of the aforementioned male choir, there is also occasional brass accompaniment ("Hark! The Herald Angels Sing").  Gene's singers carry classic tunes with a friendly, professional and inviting tone ("Silent Night").

Despite the age of the album, I managed to make a clean rip of this rich sounding stereo recording (listen to those deep bass tones in "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"!)


Stay tuned for the title track, "Caroling, Caroling", which closes the album.  The vocals are slowly faded out, giving the image of Gene Lowell and his Chorus, having performed their set of seasonal favorites, moving on to the next snowy doorstop.  Now you don't have to wait for them to show up in your town -- just download the album!

Please enjoy: Caroling Caroling by The Gene Lowell Chorus Link Updated 11/26/12!


16 comments:

  1. Thank you!

    Wonderful music! And you have done such a great job recording and cleaning up the tracks!

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  2. Thank you!

    Another terrific sounding rip! I am so grateful for your shares, but especially that you don't filter the sound too much. Everything comes through bright and colorful.

    Thank you again & again!

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  3. Less than a month to go... and Christmas will be here again!!!

    Email me your top 5 of favorite Christmas songs and I will compile a top 10 of a very special edition of the Pmachinery Christmas Top 10.

    You can send me an email until December 23, 2009.

    Please write in the subject line: My Christmas Top 5.

    Send your email to: ronald@pmachinery.com

    Here are my five favorite Christmas songs of all time:

    1. The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
    2. Lemon - What I Want For Christmas
    3. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas (Is You)
    4. Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
    5. Alison Moyet - The Coventry Carol

    Best wishes, Ronald

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  4. Merry Christmas !!!!

    Thank You !!!

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  5. I hope everything is OK at Hi Fi Holiday...

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  6. I too hope everything is OK here. The "lots of albums to share" comment back in September got a lot of folks excited I believe.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the few, but all choice albums. Hope you'll be back later this year!

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  10. Thanks, AK. I've already started recording & cleaning albums now so that I'll be ready for the holiday rush. Last year I got caught. Not this year!

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  11. Great article! Get more information on this kind of music on http://www.concerti.tv

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  12. "I've already started recording & cleaning albums now so that I'll be ready for the holiday rush. Last year I got caught. Not this year!"

    That's one of the best pieces of news this summer!

    Looking forward to your shares Ryan!

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  13. Stay tuned for the title track, "Caroling, Caroling", which closes the album. The vocals are slowly faded out, giving the image of Gene Lowell and his Chorus, having performed their set of seasonal favorites, moving on to the next snowy doorstop.

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  14. This was by far my favorite Christmas album as a child. Wonderful!

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  15. This is one of my favorite Christmas albums that I listen to to this day (My brother years ago burned the recordings onto CD, and I have ripped it to my computer and my Zune MP3 player). In fact, I am listening to it as i write this... Merry Christmas!

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