Friday, January 06, 2012

The End

Here it is, the last share of the season.  One of my favorite finds, a single side of a small 45 from 1954.  This is Poppa John Gordy And His Dixielanders, Vocal By Clint Garvin-Santa Plays The Trombone (In the North Pole Band) (RCA Victor 7" 45 RPM 47-5902, Mono, 1954).  If you don't dig this, you're probably at the wrong blog.


Thanks for a great season!

The Key To Her Ferrari

Perhaps it's that old Thomas Dolby CD I've been listening to lately, but Larry Ferrari popped into my head, so he's going to be the last re-share of the season.  I saw a bunch of kids on the news this morning jumping into the water to retrieve a cross thrown by some priest, so I think it's Epiphany, the last day of Christmas.  Or something like that.  So I'm wrapping it up today.  I'm going to try to put up one new share after this, and I am done.  This was originally shared out in 2008, and I've been searching for a stereo copy ever since, but to no avail.  But I think you'll still enjoy this autographed copy of  Larry Ferrari-I Wish You The Merriest (Sure Music Volume 703, Mono).

1. We Need A Little Christmas
2. Sleigh Ride
3. Medley-It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! and Reprise: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
4. Silver Bells
5. You're All I Want For Christmas
6. Medley-Christmas Bells, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day and Reprise: Christmas Bells
7. Winter Wonderland
8. Little Drummer Boy
9. We Wish You The Merriest
10. Medley-There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays and I'll Be Home For Christmas
11. White Christmas
12. Medley-Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Jingle Bells and Frosty The Snowman
13. The Christmas Song
14. Blue Christmas


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

More Blackwoods

Nope, still not done. And hopefully you folks aren't done, either. Tonight is a second LP from The Blackwood Brothers, not nearly so good as that last one they shared with The Statesmen, but then lightning so very rarely strikes twice.  This one came out almost 20 years after that other one, and I think only a few of the brothers are the same.  I can even hear a little bit of a hint of a disco beat in the backing to a few of these tracks, so beware!  But for the completists out there, this is Merry Christmas From The Blackwood Brothers (Voice Box VB 0779, Stereo, 1979).  Each track is sung by a different brother, as shown in the list below.

1. White Christmas (Cecil)
2. The First Noel (Jimmy)
3. Oh Holy Night (James)
4. Chestnuts Roasting (John)
5. Silent Night, Holy Night (Ken)
6. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Ken)
7. Joy To The World (John)
8. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing (James)
9. Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Jimmy)
10. Away In A Manger (Cecil)

Maybe my biggest disappointment with this LP was the lack of those Southern Gospel harmonies. Everybody pretty much sings by themselves here.  Whoever thought that was a good idea needs a quick lesson in what made these folks famous in the first place.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Eartha Baby

I know it's getting late, but I just found this yesterday, and I'm trying to figure out what Eartha is holding in her right hand.  Is it a pearl necklace?  That's all I could figure after staring at the original for a while, then scanning it and blowing it up really big.  This is the original picture sleeve for the 1953 78 RPM release of Eartha Kitt-Santa Baby.  Yes, some 78s had picture sleeves, they just don't seem to have been saved for some reason.  I'd never seen a 78 version, though I saw a 45 version once but couldn't afford what they were asking.  I got this one for $1, and it came with the right record!