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Thursday, December 30, 2010

JOHN MURI AT THE DETROIT FOX THETATRE

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MURI-CORD RECORDS
S-2
1975
STEREO


2


SIDE A:



Prelude: Triumphal March "Aida" 1:40
La Danza 2:09
Medley of Pieces by Grieg 8:01
The Song Is You 3:27
Polly 2:43

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SIDE B:



Jumping Jack 2:56
Jesse Crawford Favorites 6:17
Selections from "Sayonara"
Finale: "The Sound of Music" 4:16

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Editor's note: the volume on this record is really low even for a live recording but the playing is great as expected from an organ grinding maestro. Plus it's in Detroit at a classic theatre. There a few great pictures included but they are too wide for the scanner and my webcam wouldn't do them justice so you'll have to wait until I finally get a new camera.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

JOHNNY DESMOND SINGS FOR DANCING

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CRAFTSMEN RECORDS
C 8030
MONO


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SIDE A:



ALL OF YOU
THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS
YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
THIS CAN'T BE LOVE
THAT OLD DEVIL MOON
THERE'S A SMALL HOTEL

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SIDE B:



IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO
I CAN'T GET STARTED WITH YOU
MY HAPPY TIME
IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN
I GOT PLENTY O' NUTTIN'

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Editor's note: swing music ain't exactly my thing but the cover and the quality of the music more than make up for that. A good time piece made timeless by Johnny Desmond suave wave.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A VISIT WITH UNCLE AL AT HIS HAPPY FARM & CASTLE

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with Al Lewis


JUBILEE RECORDS
JGM 1120
1950s?

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SIDE A:



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Editor's note: apparently this guy was a big local television celebrity in Cincinnati from the mid 1950s to the 80s. From what I can gather the show was so popular that it aired three original broadcasts a day. The host was tapped to air a nationwide version of the show but he couldn't get out of his contract and the concept was passed along and later developed into the Captain Kangaroo show with Bob Keeshan.

Monday, December 27, 2010

CHILDREN CELEBRATE: EUCHJARIST PRAYER II FOR MASSES WITH CHILDREN

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by Joe Dailey and the Children of St. Agatha Parish, Detroit


ARCHDIOCESE OF DETROIT
1976
33 1/3


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SIDE A:



CHILDREN CELEBRATE

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SIDE B:



JOSHUA'S SONG

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Editor's note: I know how much Mr. Daad loves the religious stuff and hates the Christmas so here's a double-dose leftover from yesterday's Religious Sunday Record Day. I know a few people who went to this school which is in Detroit but not exactly the city as it's on the border of two suburban towns. Anyhow, those people didn't quite benefit from the curriculum and are particularly Satanic. Seriously.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

WINTER'S COMING HOME: SONGS TO CELEBRATE WINTER AND CHRISTMAS

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by the Monks of Weston Priory


BENEDICTINE FOUNDATION OF VERMONT
XPL 1080
1975
STEREO


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SIDE A:



Winter's Coming Home
Shepherds and Kings
Just As Lovely
Song of Creation
Wind, Where Are You Goin'
Song of Thanksgiving
As The Night Begins

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SIDE B:



God Will Be With Me
Psalm 96
Advent/Christmas Antiphon I with Psalm 24
Morning Softly Awakens
Gospel reading and A Light Has Shone
Litany and Prayer
A Child Is Born

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Editor's note: I've had enough of Christmas and luckily this is the last LP I'm posting this year.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

MIDNIGHT MASS AT OLD ST. MARY'S CHRISTMAS 1971

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by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; with Rev. John E. Nader, C. S. Sp.


PRIVATE PRESS
PRSD-2192
1971
STEREO


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SIDE A:



JOY TO THE WORLD
BEL BANBINO
ENGTRANCE SONG - DOMINUS CIXIT AD ME. CHANT
GREETING; AND CONFITEOR
MESSE DE MINUIT POUR NOEL: KYRIE
MESSE DE MINUIT POUR NOEL: GLORIA
OFFERTORY SONG - LAETENTUR CAELI
ALLELUIA! - VENITE GENTES

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SIDE B:



PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS - PREFACE; MESSE DE MINUIT POUR NOEL: SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION; DOXOLOGY AFTER THE EMBOLISM
MESSE DE MINUIT POUR NOEL: AGNUS DEI
COMMUNION SONG: IN SPLENDORIBUS CHANT
STILLE NACHT
BORN ON THIS DAY
ADESTE FIDELIS
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION; BLESSING; ITE, MISSA EST & DEO GRATIAS CHANT
FANFARE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

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Editor's note: being that tonight the Christmas Mass will be read (I believe) in many places I figured that this would be the perfect time to post it here as well. I don't know what it is about liturgical services but they always remind me of Satanic rituals and are kind of creepy.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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by Charles Dickens and starring Sir Laurence Olivier


THE E. F. MAC DONALD COMPANY
8110982X
1960s?


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SIDE A:



A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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SLEIGH RIDE
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
WINTER WONDERLAND
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
JINGLE BELLS
RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
WINTER SONG
PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
WHITE CHRISTMAS
AULD LANG SYNE

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Editor's note: a great reading of the famous Dickens classic by Olivier. The supporting cast is excellent as well. The carols on the flip side are standard with a classical sound that beats anything that rancid Mariah Carey is putting out every Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SANTA CLAUS' CHRISTMAS PARTY (RECORDED LIVE)

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CLASSIC RECORDS
CCR 1936
1978
STEREO


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SIDE A:



Jolly Ole St. Nicholas
Frosty The Snowman
Jingle Bells
Away In The Manger
Deck The Halls
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Night Before Christmas

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SIDE B:



Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Up On The Rooftop
O Christmas Tree
Christmas Card Reading
12 Days Of Christmas
The Friendly Beast
A Visit From Santa
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Editor's note: what this appears to be is a voice over thing where songs from different Xmas albums are put on here with a narrative overlapping the songs to make it "live". Well, if you want chipmunks, hamsters, squirrels, dad and all the kids involved in your Christmas record than you've struck gold. A pretty good record despite the furry rodents.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR THE FAMILY

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featuring Dorothy Meadows and John Eastman


INTERNATIONAL AWARD RECORDS
AKX-8
1960s
STEREO


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SIDE A:



JINGLE BELLS
CHRISTMAS IS FOR THE FAMILY
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN
WHITE CHRISTMAS
THE FIRST NOEL
I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY

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AWAY IN A MANGER
MAY SANTA FILL OUR HEARTS
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
RUDOLPH, THE RE-NOSED REINDEER
SILENT NIGHT
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

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Editor's note: a standard Christmas record by an independent company with good singing, playing and that kitchy packaging which I love the best.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FAMILY CHRISTMAS ALBUM

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by Don Wharton


THIRD FIRKIN MUSIC CO.
TF-338
1984


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SIDE A:



Unto Us a Child is Born 2:48
Christmas in July 4:19
O, Come All Ye Faithful 3:23
Some Children See Him 3:35
At Christmas Time 4:48

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SIDE B:



Eyewitness Account 5:57
Joy to the World 3:04
A King Born in Bethlehem 2:53
Silent Night 2:55
We Are the Reason 3:55

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Editor's note: I do not like this record but in the spirit of Christmas I'll refrain from bashing it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS: THE NATIVITY

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narrated by John Scott and sung by Lanny Ross with choir and organ


WALDORF MUSIC HALL RECORDS
NH 33-145
MONO


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SIDE A:



THE NATIVITY
AWAY IN A MANGER
WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE
SILENT NIGHT

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SIDE B:



GOD GIVE YE MERRY CHRISTMASTIDE
BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
WE SAW THREE SHIPS
SHEPHERDS! SHAKE OFF YOUR DROWSY SLEEP

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

SILENT NIGHT CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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with The Holiday Strings


DIPLOMAT RECORDS
SX 1717
STEREO


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SIDE A:



O Come All Ye Faithful
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Deck the Halls

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SIDE B:



Joy to the World
The First Noel
Good King Wenceslas
O Holy Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Silent Night

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS

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by Eddie Dunstedter at the Cathedral Organ with chimes and bells


CAPITOL RECORDS
T1264
1959
MONO


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SIDE A:



THE FIRST NOEL
MARCH OF THE THREE KINGS
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
GREENSLEEVES
IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR/O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM/AWAY IN A MANGER
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

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SIDE B:



CANTIQUE DE NOEL (O HOLY NIGHT)
WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE/BRING YOUR TORCHES
DECK THE HALLS/JOY TO THE WORLD
ADESTE FIDELIS
O TANNENBAUM
THECOVENTRY CAROL/VOM HIMMEL HOCH
SILENT NIGHT

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Editor's note: a grinding and glorious organ spectacular that sounds as much gothic as it does Christmas-y. My favorite record of the holiday year. Which isn't saying much because my Christmas finds this year have been fairly weak sounding from my end.

Beaver County Times - Dec 19, 1977

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Friday, December 17, 2010

GOD'S LOVE GIFT: A CHRISTMAS CANTATA

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by Harold DeCou


SINGCORD RECORDS
ZLP 919S
1974
STEREO


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SIDE A:



God's Love Gift 2:06
The Prophecy  2:58
There's Room 3:33
God's Wondrous Gift of Love 2;27
Alleluia! Glory to God! 3:47

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SIDE B:



Lullaby 3:19
Wise Men 3:09
For God So Loved the World 4:26
Medley 5:05
God's Love Gift Finale 2:18

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Editor's note: it's about what you'd expect from a cantata by a normal composer.

The Lewiston Daily Sun - Dec 16, 1981
The Pittsburgh Press - Dec 18, 1986