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...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Do you hear what I hear?

Howdy, folks! I've been working on my annual Christmas compilation, aptly titled Hi-Fi Holidays,  and it struck me — I've got to get to sharing some Christmas music on this here blog again. Please stay tuned, more musical yuletide memories are in store. See you soon!