Tonight's share takes me back to an imaginary time in the 1970s. It's December. I walk into the Radio Shack in Medium-Sized-Town Kansas, and there, in a stand-up display, are 3-record sets of "90 Minutes of Christmas Music", by Realistic. Custom pressed on pure vinyl. Organ and Chimes (the "throb and tingle of solo organ with chimes" as a matter of fact). Choral. Orchestral. Three records! Perhaps I have the $5.12 needed to buy it. Maybe I pass it by on the way to the display of Mattel handheld electronic games - football, soccer. Or maybe I browse the transistor radios.
Ah, imaginary memories :-) Seems real, though, as I remember those '70s era Radio Shacks. And I really can imagine seeing tonight's share on display.
Here is "90 Minutes of Christmas Music", released by Realistic, from Radio Shack Corporation, a division of Tandy Corporation. It's pretty good stuff. Nice, appealing Christmas music.
The artwork may be a little sketchy. The records came in a cardboard sleeve which is showing its wear. The records themselves, though, are in pretty good shape.
So, for your Sunday evening listening pleasure, here is 90 minutes, 36 songs, of Christmas music from Realistic.