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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONGS OF OUR LAND AS PLAYED ON THE AMERICAN BANJO


featuring Vic Jordan


POWER PAK RECORDS
PO 501
1981
STEREO





SIDE A:



WHITE CHRISTMAS 2:15
WINTER WONDERLAND 2:15
BLUE CHRISTMAS 2:21
CHRISTMAS SONG 2:03
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY 2:00
O' LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM 2:49

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SIDE B:



SILVER BELLS 2:49
SILENT NIGHT 2:01
CHRISTMAS IN MY HOME TOWN 2:00
JINGLE BELL ROCK 1:54
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS 2:15
ROCK AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE 2:42

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Editor's note: although not a dueling banjos type of LP it is definitely a banjo record. With accompaniment. Just enough too! Scaled down songs with usually two or three instruments paving the way at any given time. Contemplative and festive music with very few Burl Ives-like boisterous moments. Which isn't always a good thing but in this case it's perfect.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There doesn't seem to be a lot of banjo christmas music, so I am pleased to find your site and this LP. You have some rare and interesting titles here. I will be checking out quite a few and mentioning your site to other collectors. Thanks very much for all your efforts.

Noma Lights

R. O. said...

The rare, interesting, one-offers are the only thing I look for. Glad you like the banjo record. I've actually seen other copies of that one around at thrift stores so I'm not sure if it's actually that rare or if all the copies are just at the thrift stores!