Monday, December 19, 2011

Two Monday Shares

I'm posting a couple shares out tonight, as we're getting close to the big day...

First up is "Old Music Box Melodies", a collection of music box songs from the A. V. Bornand Music Box collection.  Music box records always seem to be very popular and bring back a lot of memories for my readers, so I hope this does the same.

This 1955 record contains 17 tracks, some different versions of the same song. for example "Silent Night" appearing twice.  I find the music box records to be very soothing, the kind of music for a winter's evening.

Enjoy "Old Music Box Melodies":

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Next is a Mistletoe Records collection of 12 Christmas songs by Bobby Helms.  "Jingle Bell Rock" is here, but a different recording than the classic we're used to hearing (a seminal recording in the Christmas canon, in my opinion).  There are many standards here, but also some rarely heard songs such as "The Old Year is Gone" and "Christmas Time in My Home Town".

For your listening peasure, Bobby Helms:

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  1. Hello Der Bingle,
    Thanks for all yr Xmas shares.
    And the Music Box one is very special.
    Merry Christmas.
    Ravel, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment - have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. The Bobby Helms record is really nice. However, I noticed that there's a little skip at about 1:13 in Winter Wonderland. Not complaining or anything. It's obviously better than not having the record at all. I only mention it to make you aware just in case it's a mp3 encoding error or something instead of a record skip.

    Thanks so much, though, for this record and for all the rest!