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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

CHRISTMAS ORGAN IN THE KEN GRIFFIN STYLE


with Charles Rand at the organ


PREMIER RECORDS
XMS 10
Circa 1960
STEREO





SIDE A:



OH HOLY NIGHT
THE FIRST NOEL
JINGLE BELLS
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

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SIDE B:



ADESTE FIDELIS
JOY TO THE WORLD
DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY
SILENT NIGHT
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN
O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

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Editor's note; having never heard of Ken Griffin I can only assume that he was a pianissimo jam master because Charles Rand shreds Christmas like a mad elf on this album. Which is a seasonal necessity if I may say so myself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm a little surprised that you have never heard of Ken Griffin; he was very popular on both sides of the Atlantic. I don't know if you've searched online, but there re some odd bits of info available. The best is at theatreorgans.com/hammond/keng/kenhtml/gkhome.htm