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CHRISTMAS 2020: Santa's Pandemic.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by cgoodwin22, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston, Tx, US
    I was listening to this, a mix of old and new....
    I really like Como's earlier RCA Christmas records.....

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  2. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

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    Houston, Tx, US
  3. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

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    south paris maine
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    check out It's Christmas Man by Brave Combo
     
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  4. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Syracuse, New York
    Amen. My father brought home the Firestone and Goodyear LPs every year.
     
  5. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Interesting how assumedly most of us here have huge collections of music, and the majority of the real favorites being discussed are Ray Conniff, Perry Como, the Goodyear collections and similar. For me, it takes me back to being a kid in the chorus, and all the sheer joy and excitement that Christmas brought, and hopefully, still brings.
     
  6. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    Syracuse, New York
    I think the first Xmas LP I bought for myself was the Apple Phil Spector in 1976.
     
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  7. Isitquiex

    Isitquiex Forum Resident

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  8. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Of course, please let Mr @RSteven tell you about this great Jim Reeves reissue!
    It's a 'must have'.......
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  9. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    I can’t stand most Christmas music, and I say that as someone who goes to church every week!
     
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  10. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brookings, Oregon
    Oh wow, thanks so much for the shout out from Down Under my friend! I have been very honored to be involved in the reissue of three iconic holiday albums from the Golden Age of Christmas, including John Klein's A Christmas Sound Spectacular that I mentioned in a previous post as well as this very recent one from last year. I had the privilege of writing the liner notes for both projects, but the most exciting aspect of these two great reissues is that Real Gone Music managed to get them remastered at Battery Studios in New York from the original master tapes. Best of all, Vic Anesini, noted for his fantastic work on Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash's entire recording catalogue, handled the remastering duties for the Jim Reeves CD and it sounds just spectacular. You also get two very fine bonus songs with the Expanded CD version of Twelve Songs Of Christmas. Another bonus is hearing Chet Atkins playing a great acoustic guitar accompaniment on Jim's very tender version of Scarlet Ribbons.

    My current and most recent project for Real Gone Music is Felix Slatkin's Seasons Greetings CD, which we released exclusively on the RGM website for our Christmas In July special, but it is now available from wider retail including Amazon. Mr. Slatkin was Frank Sinatra's very favorite in studio conductor and a world class violinist. His wife was also an amazing cellist who played a specially written part on her instrument in the movie Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. Mr. Slatkin recorded his gorgeous orchestral album in wide stereo with two separate string sections of 45 musicians each. Wow, what a truly beautiful instrumental album and it is now one of my top five favorite instrumental holiday albums of all time, right next to Percy Faith and Mantovani's great Christmas albums.


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  11. c-eling

    c-eling New horizons come and go...

    Had no Bing on compact disc for some reason, yesterday I fixed it :)
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  12. c-eling

    c-eling New horizons come and go...

    Thing was expensive at retail. Think I paid 12 bucks for it back in 93, geesh :laugh:
     
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  13. raveoned

    raveoned Forum Resident

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    Ambler, PA
    I would have to say that the first few Christmas albums I reach for would be Elvis' first Christmas album, Christmas with Chet Atkins (found an original pressing at a thrift store 3 years ago!) and The Original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry.

    Those start my season off, generally. It's always a hard time of the year for me, since losing all my uncles, a brother, nephew and father (I'll still grab for something my brother or dad would like for Christmas in a store, force of habit!) This is a good way to feel happy and know that they wouldn't want me, my mom, wife or daughter to be sad, especially this time of year.
     
  14. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Cd or vinyl?

    One of the few Christmas CDs I have. It was very limited and was only available for a short time, although I did only pay £1.99 for it as a new release!
     
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  15. raveoned

    raveoned Forum Resident

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    Ambler, PA
    I remember a few years ago, my mom and dad getting me a Perry Como Christmas album as a "joke" present for Christmas one year. They were rather taken aback at how excited I was to get it!

    My wife and daughter were subjected to multiple playings of the album that year, and every year since!
     
  16. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    These are not traditional, but they’re perennial staples in our house:

    Reverend Horton Heat - We Three Kings
    Old 97’s - Love the Holidays
    Bad Religion - Christmas Songs

    More traditional, also played every Christmas morning:

    Willie Nelson - Pretty Paper
    Elvis - some CD reissue version under the It’s Christmas Time title, not the more awesome original version, but sometimes we take whatever was in the gas station’s bargain bin 20 years ago packaged together with the Beach Boys Christmas album and call it good...
    Also, the Beach Boys one.
     
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  17. c-eling

    c-eling New horizons come and go...

    The old compact. Import prices I'm sure... There was only one specialty shop in my area that dealt with them, and they priced accordingly :laugh:
     
  18. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brookings, Oregon
    This is one of my very favorite "newer" Christmas albums released in the last 25 years. Anybody that is a fan of Les Paul or Chet Atkins or vintage rock 'n'roll Christmas guitar records should pick up this CD right away. What a kick in the pants and sure to up the vibe at any Christmas gathering.
     
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  19. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Jersey City, NJ
  20. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    Location:
    Italy
    Wow, this is a novelty indeed! 4AD doing Christmas? Just wow!
     
  21. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    Location:
    Italy
    I'm sold! I'll hunt this down, hopefully it's still in the market?
     
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  22. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brookings, Oregon
    Oh yes indeed, although we sold out immediately when it first came out in 2018, we ordered another production run quickly and both the Real Gone Music site as well as Amazon has copies. I personally order a lot of my CD's directly through the Real Gone Music site because my copies from Amazon seem to arrive with cracked jewel cases fairly frequently these days.
     
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  23. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    Location:
    Italy
    I love what Real Gone Music is doing for a fan of soul music like me! :cheers:
     
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  24. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Location:
    Tryon, NC, USA
    This will be the first time since 1993, when I was still in law school, that I haven't participated in at least one community band Christmas concert. :(
     
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  25. nick99nack

    nick99nack Forum Resident

    Location:
    Spotswood, NJ
    A couple of my favorites:

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    (there's a version of this one mastered by our host for Razor & Tie)

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    Of course there's A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records, and I also like Jimmy Buffet's Christmas Island.
     
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