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Ho Ho Ho! - Upcoming Holiday / Christmas releases?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Nathan Aaron, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Nathan Aaron

    Nathan Aaron Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Look what's getting a vinyl reissue this year!


    I have a copy of the original, but I might have to pick this up, anyway! Along with Stevie Wonder's Someday at Christmas (featuring the original cover), and hopefully Soul Christmas (Rhino - due out last Christmas, but it never made it) it's starting to look interesting! I'm wondering if anyone else knows of holiday/Christmas releases set for this year, or if there might be a list out there in internet-land somewhere! Yeah, it's early, but A) I live in the south so I'm over the summer, and B) I love me some Christmas music!
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  2. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
    If you like classic Christmas albums, Real Gone Music is releasing the following on CD this year...

    The Three Suns - A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas
    George Melachrino - Christmas Joy
    John Gary - The John Gary Christmas Album
    The Living Voices - The Living Voices Sing Christmas Music (aka The Ralph Hunter Choir - Christmas Surprises)/The Little Drummer Boy (a 2-fer)
    Lynn Anderson - The Christmas Album (expanded)

    There are about 7 or 8 more that they plan on releasing as well but haven't been announced yet.
  3. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
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  4. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    Thanks for posting this- the John Gary Christmas album will make for a great gift for my mom! Much appreciated! :)

    It comes out October 9th.

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  5. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
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  6. Nathan Aaron

    Nathan Aaron Forum Resident Thread Starter

    - I actually have all of these on vinyl, so yay! The Ding Dong Dandy album is great simply for the cover jacket image! The Melachrino album is surprisingly great, as is John Gary (one of my Christmas favorites!) Thanks!
  7. Nathan Aaron

    Nathan Aaron Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Great list over on Stubby's. Holy crap, why in the world has this not be reissued on vinyl! Great and extremely rare album!
    THE GLAD SINGERS--"Swing Bells" (Digital release of kitschy 1965 album that has never been issued on CD)
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  8. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
    Yeah... I had to grab this one off eBay last year.
  9. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    It's an amazing album all the way around-- the arrangements are mind blowing.

    This was the real beginning of prog rock (and not just cause ELP used the same theme):

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  10. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
    I found a cd of the John Gary Christmas Album in a used bin last season... and I found a cd of the Lynn Anderson Christmas Album at the same place a few years ago. They'll be a little less 'rare' after these reissues but at least they will be accessible to those who want them... that's what's really cool.
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  11. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    Wow, there are some really great Christmas releases on the schedule!
  12. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

    San Diego,CA USA
    The Angry Snowmans should have a new release of classic punk songs done with Christmas lyrics from the elves point of view.

    Santa Sabbath just got done recording an album.
  13. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
    Now you got me fired up Nathan Aaron! I was really gonna try to put the Christmas music off until at least October this year but it always seems to bubble up come August. I found a really rare album off discogs in the off season that I already ripped but my damn hard drive crashed so I'm gonna have to do it all over again.

  14. Nathan Aaron

    Nathan Aaron Forum Resident Thread Starter

    - On vinyl!? If so wow, I've never even seen a copy on there!
  15. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

  16. phish

    phish Jack Your Body

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    Subscribed to this thread. Thanks for posting. I love Christmas music.

    I did a Christmas in July show on Mixlr a couple weeks ago if you want to check it out. It's an all vinyl show. I plan on doing another, most likely, next month......

    You can stream it here....


    This is what I played......

    David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy
    Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy
    Oscar Peterson - Winter Wonderland
    The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
    Burl Ives ((Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer OST) - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Dave Brubeck - What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
    Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
    David Grisman - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby
    Perry Como - Jingle Bells
    The Cleveland Orchestra - Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
    Bing Crosby - Silent Night
    Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
    John Denver & The Muppets - The Twelve Days Of Christmas
    Louis Armstrong & The Commanders - 'Zat You Santa Claus
    Perry Como - The Story Of The First Christmas
    Nat King Cole Trio - All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
    Eddie Dunstedter - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells Bossa Nova
    Dean Martin - Baby It's Cold Outside
    Lou Rawls - Christmas Is
    Mannheim Steamroller - Greensleeves
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The March Of The Kings/Hark The Herald Angels Sing
    Mannheim Steamroller - Coventry Carol
    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - The Twelve Days Of Christmas
    Indie Arie & Gene Moore - Mary Did You Know
    The Aaron Lindsey Orchestra - Mary's Revelation Interlude
    Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me
    The Aaron Lindsey Orchestra - Carol Of The Bells/My Favorite Things
    Micah Stampley & Sheri Jones-Moffett - Joy To The World
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Jingle Bells
    The Salsoul Orchestra - The Salsoul Christmas Suite
    Louis Pima - Pennies From Heaven
    Michael Buble - Holly Jolly Christmas
    Tracey Thorn - Tinsel & Lights
    Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
    Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
    The Salsoul Orchestra - New Years Medley
  17. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    That's a really cool mix of songs! I like it. :)
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  18. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
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  19. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yes, thanks for posting this.

    Looking forward to a new Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas album. Really like his other ones.
  20. Coricama

    Coricama Classic Rocker

    Marietta, GA
    Looks like BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA--"Boogie Woogie Christmas" gets a vinyl release! My favorite Christmas album of the last decade! I'm in.
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  21. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Toms River, NJ
    Here's a few more releases of note...

    Bobby Vinton - A Very Merry Christmas (and the Complete Epic Christmas Collection) - 11/6/2015
    Jimmy Dean - Jimmy Dean's Christmas Card (Expanded Edition) - 10/30/2015
    Johhny Mathis - The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2000 (3 CD Set) - 11/6/2015
    Glen Campbell - The Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings - 11/6/2015
    Jim Nabors - The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings - 11/6/2015
    The 4 Seasons - The 4 Seasons Greetings (Limited Mono Mini LP Sleeve Edition) - 10/9/2015

    and three that WON'T be reissued this year...

    It is my sad duty to report that UMG (Universal Music Group) has once again lived up to its sordid reputation as the dastardly (you could also use a "B" at the beginning of the previous word) company that it is by once again failing miserably in negotiations for licensing the copyrights to classic Christmas LPs in their archives for release on CD. This time, however, we did come close, which makes it all the more bitter.
    The travesty is that the final thing that killed the deal was that UMG – the world's largest music company mind you – could not fulfill the proposed contract for reissue of the requisitioned LPs from their archives because of their "limited manpower."
    There were three key LPs that were part of this deal that ultimately failed, and the biggest by far of the three were two albums from the Ultra Top 10 of my Top 500 that I have been working on for years to get back into print. Those two albums being the two classic and legendary Decca Records Christmas albums by Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and Christmas Time. In addition to the two Fred Waring albums was Jack Jones' classic Kapp Records Christmas LP, The Jack Jones Christmas Album.
    Needless to say, another attempt will be made for these titles next year, and perhaps by that time -- but just perhaps mind you -- UMG can get their proverbial act together and stimulate the economy by hiring a few more workers thereby enabling them to fulfill contractual requests to get classic titles in their music library released to the public. But that's enough for now about UMG, because if I continue, I will begin to weave a tapestry of obscenities just as Ralphie's father was famous for doing in A Christmas Story. And speaking of a different Ralph, Ralph Kramden of the Honeymooners, this is pretty much how the phone call ended with the latest negation with our contact at UMG, click here.
    And now, for the complete list of Real Gone Music's Christmas CD releases for 2015, please click here for Edition #15 of "Chip's Tips."

    Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri
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  22. Nathan Aaron

    Nathan Aaron Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This should be pretty great, too! (CD and vinyl release!)

  23. phish

    phish Jack Your Body

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    ^^^^^She was on Fallon last night and I heard about this one. Will buy.
  24. sjaca

    sjaca Forum Resident

    Toronto ON, Canada
    Kudos to all for your great Christmas spirit in mid-Aug, as well as your amazing suggestions & links!
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  25. phish

    phish Jack Your Body

    Biloxi, MS, USA

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