Thoughts and musings about Christmas, holidays, books, music, and mental ephemera...
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Christmas Holidays at Radio City Music Hall
Best album cover ever.
For Sunday, December the 19th, I am pleased to share the 1958 record "Christmas Holidays at Radio City Music Hall".
I am a big fan of the Radio City Christmas program. I've been fortunate enough to see their touring group twice here in Kansas City, and I have a couple CDs, one the music from the show, the other featuring the Rockettes singing Christmas songs. One item on my bucket list is to see the show in NYC (hopefully just a year away...).
I was able to obtain this record a few weeks ago, as an addition to my (very small) RCMH collection. It's a beauty of a record, and the music is outstanding. This album was recorded in March, 1958 at Radio City Music Hall, under the direction of Raymond Paige. It features Dick Leibert on the Grand Organ, and, of course, the Rockettes!
There are only 7 tracks on the album (a track list image is included in the zip file).
Included in the album is a 10-page booklet with stories and information about the program, and many wonderful pictures. Unfortunately, at this time I can't share them out. My home scanner won't quite manage it without risking damage, because the booklet is attached to the fold-out album sleeve. I'll work on it, and will repost here if I can successfully get the booklet scanned too. But I wanted to get the music shared out before the 2010 season ends.
So for now, enjoy the music and album cover from Christmas at Radio City, 1958.