Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir

Hoo boy, just days from Christmas 2011! My apologies for the lack of prolific album shares, but I seem to end up recording more than I can share here. Why not finish 2011 with a doozy — albeit a title that has been shared previously elsewhere (via Ernie Not Bert). My philosophy: I ripped it, so I might as well share it! Here then is Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir.

This one has it's moments of zaniness ("Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", "Wassail Song"), and swank Living Stereo bongos and percussion ("Indian Christmas Carol / Latin Lullaby") but always featuring superb arrangements for the choir. An absolute classic Christmas album that should be in every Christmas eve mix! Download it - now!

Factoid: this album was later re-issued and credited to The Living Voices (with different artwork).

Please enjoy: Christmas Surprises by The Ralph Hunter Choir

Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! Thank you to all for visiting and sharing your kind comments and reminisces, it truly makes it worthwhile. 




  1. I send the same salutations right back to you Ryan!
    I love your "ripped it for myself..." philosophy:))
    Thanks for your generosity, eh?

  2. One of the best Albums for Christmas you can hear. Thanks for the rip Ryan.

  3. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too, Ryan!

    Thank for the uploads this year! :)

  4. Thanks for the rather fine posts - have a good one.


  5. Great rip! Thank you so much. I love this cover artwork!! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Hi-Fi. You don't hear that term much anymore, in fact now it's lo-fi. We have gone regressive. Here is another interesting blog on a 5.1 Surround Sound Xmas album. http://www.mtstudios.biz/christmas-record/

  7. Looking forward to another Hi-Fi Holiday! Thanks for all the great music.

  8. OOHH WOW! I grew up listening to this album! I even tried to have it burned to a CD unsuccessfuly. I'm hoping to download this to my iPad. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas surprise for me, this year!

  9. Sweet! This is a fine record. Thank you very much!

  10. This time of year, I can't help but listen to a LOT of christmas music, my favorites always produce that nostalgic sense of wonder that the holidays instilled in me as a child. By the way, are you a fan of Mannheim Steamroller? They are one of my all time favorites for the holidays!