Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Merry Christmas with The Four Aces — The Four Aces

Christmas is a many-splendored thing... When you're spending the holiday with The Four Aces! Welcome to Hi-Fi Holiday, 2012 edition!

The first post of the season is Merry Christmas with The Four Aces (Decca / 1955 / mono) — an album, despite the notoriety of the artists, which has never appeared on CD (allegedly released on cassette, however.) Note that this album is available to download via iTunes and Amazon.com, though both appear to be taking advantage of it's lapsed international copyright status.

This is a solid, if simple Christmas collection split into two distinct sides — side A is for the kids (the vinyl's rough condition as testament) and side B, for mild-mannered grannies and the traditionalists. Highlights include "Silent Night" and "O Holy Night", though "Silver Bells" sounds great on the Aces' vocal harmonies.

See if you can spot the serious skip I've trimmed from one of the tracks (sorry, this was a rough rip — just take a look at that masking tape holding the cover together). Hey, am I doing a miserable job of selling you on downloading this album? Get going!

Please enjoy: Merry Christmas with The Four Aces


22 comments:

  1. unfortunately mediafire killed the dl

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  2. It wasn't Mediafire that did it. Unfortunately someone reported a big batch of links. That may just kill the entire blog, sadly.

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  3. Really? Say it ain't so! Isn't there anything that can be done?

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  4. Was looking forward to hearing the album Christmas Is For Children. So disappointed! Is it available any other way?

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  5. I hope you can find a way to make this available again. Why are some people so thick headed? I think I know - they want to make money by selling the album on Ebay. Ernie has had some luck with torrents. Maybe that will work.

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  6. Thanks for the Yuletide solid, Ryan, on this one et al. Clearly, you are at the top of Santa's 'Good' list! May you and yours have happy holidays this season and those to come.

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  7. Thanks for posting these great recordings, Ryan! I wondered, could you repost the "Sounds of Christmas" recording by Pete Renoudet from several years back? I lost it in a file transfer to a new computer, and I am missing it this season!!! Thanks!

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  8. I swear if you were in the same room I would have just thrown my arms around you and given you a big kiss through tears. I found your blog by googling for an album I am desperate to hear this season. Sadly, I didn't find it here, but I found so many from my childhood-and the links are all working! Thank you Thank you Thank you.

    Now if you ever do post Harry Simeone Chorale's Wonderful Songs of Christmas, I hope you will give me a heads up?

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  9. This Four Aces album is fantastic, thankyou so much!

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  10. 1979, I was 4, I memorized all these Christmas carols by the Four Aces. As a Filipino, I had difficulty, just that I had to listen over and over again till my singing sounded just like the recording. Then I would go out with my little friends to house to house Carol. As a kid, they were amazed. I sang it well with feelings. I had great treats.. Brings back good old memories.. Thanks a lot! ( A Piece of heaven! ) These are just one of those i wanna to bring back to next shift!

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  11. Hi Ryan,

    thanks for all the great music. I especially appreciated the Borist Brott as I come from Hamilton. I live in Hamburg, Germany now, so this brings me back somewhat to the roots.

    I was wondering if you could possibly repost one of your albums from 2008? That would be "Nelson Eddy Sings The Best-Loved Carols of Christmas."

    Many thanks in advance of that is possible and if you cannot, thanks for all the other great albums.

    Regards,
    John

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    1. Hi John — check out Nelson, he's back!

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  12. zippyshare and depositfiles both seem to be immune to removed files. I love your blog and wish I could dl everything on it, and I whole heartedly sympathise with your plight. So much work, and such lovingly done rips, all merely to be removed by the "man"
    keep a stiff upper lip, bro. and Merry Xmas!!!

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  13. also, do you have any carillon records from the 60s?
    That is absolutely my favorite and absolutely non-existant on the internet.

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  15. Thanks for all the work you've put into this blog. I found some much needed Christmas cheer here.

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  16. Thanks for all the great albums.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  17. I hope you can find a way to make this available again.

    May you and yours have happy holidays this season and those to come.

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  18. Nice post on Christmas ...Keep posting ...

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  19. Thank you for all the postings. I hope we get more nice music this year!

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  20. The 4th track (Jingle Bells) is an AIFF file. Is there any chance you could switch it to an MP3? Thanks for all your hard work. I love this blog and am very excited to hear you'll be adding more music soon! Cheers!

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  21. Hi! I hope you don't mind but I've converted the 4th track (Jingle Bells) to MP3 and posted it at Zippyshare. It's avaliable here:

    http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/28647816/file.html

    Merry Christmas!

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