Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Is For Children — Various

Getting the (snow) ball rolling on 2010, here's a various artists album, Christmas Is For Children, from Lion Records (L70079) dated 1958, featuring a trio of kiddie tunes from Barry Gordon ("I Like Christmas"), Little Rita Faye ("I Fell Out of the Christmas Tree" — for you rural Christmas nuts) and Leslie Uggams ("The Fat, Fat Man"). You'll find the sound quality varies between each track (this was a severely loved LP, as evidenced by the condition of the jacket), as the recordings likely are from a range of dates — the Korn Kobblers tracks have that distinctive '30s-40s style that reminds me of the horrific big band music from the end of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and the Jimmy Durante selections sound like recordings he would eventually re-perform and release in later years (in fact "Frosty, The Snow Man" here features the original lyric "I'll be back again someday"). Well, that's enough blathering from me. Let's get on with the download...

Please enjoy: Christmas Is For Children

22 comments:

  1. Sweet, thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Nice share to start your season. Thanks!

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  3. Wow!! My family and I were just trying to find this album - we had it when we were little and all of us remember it so well! I will share it with my mom and siblings....great memories!

    Thanks for this!
    Brenda G.

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  4. Who does the Tom and Jerry track? The cover says Sam Ulano but you list somebody else in your track tags? Perhaps that's Sam's real name (I have no idea) or does the record not agree with the cover? I guess I should compare the track to another Sam Ulano track I have somewhere...

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  5. Ernie — the cover says Sam Ulano, but the actual LP and the back cover say Bret Morrison, who apparently narrated other Tom & Jerry stories on Lion LPs.

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  6. Welcome back for another magical Christmas in Stereo!

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  7. Love your posts and, of course, the wonderful and hard-to-find Christmas music. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

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  8. I wish this Waltons' Christmas Album had your excellent remastering skills applied to it:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jtqznqjcaim/The%20Waltons%20-%20The%20Waltons'%20Christmas%20Album.zip

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  9. I also tried to find this album, but I failed always)) Thanks for it, your blog is very useful , especially before Christmas!

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  10. Wow, I was just trying, unsuccessfully, to record our Christmas is for Children album. The album had been missing for over 10 years but was recently found. I wanted to preserve it on our computer but wasn't having much luck. I was ecstatic when my husband and son-in-law found it on your site and made a cd for me. Because the album was my sisters it will bring tears when she opens her gift this Christmas and finds the much loved album and cd.

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  11. This was the only Christmas record we had when we were kids in the 50's. I absolutely LOVED it! I still have it but it's in rough shape. Thanks so much for posting it. Especially loved Tom & Jerry Meet Santa Claus. You just can't go back, can you?

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    1. I know exactly what you mean... this was the only Christmas record I had as a child in the 50's, too! I, too, absolutely LOVED it! I wish I could go back. I would do it all again just to feel like I did as a child in the 50's listening to this album.

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  12. Thank you very much for this. All the best from Germany!

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  13. You just made my Christmas! I have been singing "I'm Gettin Nuttin for Christmas" all evening. My granddaughter thought I was crazy. Of course, I kept repeating the words I DID know (I had forgotten some of the lyrics). So I Googled the song and stumbled across your downloadable version. I cried as I listened to every song. I am a child again filled with wide-eyed wonder of the magic of Christmas. Thank you so much for making this a Christmas not only to remember, but one of remembering as well.

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  14. hope you can upload this again, link nothing now

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  15. Album link is now working (again!)

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  16. where can I find this record or at cd of it thanks

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  17. Ryan, you are my new best friend. I'm holding a copy of this LP in my hand and it is so trashed that I've been afraid to put a needle on it since the 60's - it got a lot of use. I was just googling around and looking on youtube trying to piece some of the songs together and found this link. Above, Anonymous says you "can't go back" but I disagree. I put on "Isn't It A Shame That Christmas Comes But Once A Year" and close my eyes and it's 1962. Thank you so much!

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