Friday, November 26, 2010

A Music Box Christmas

For my first whole-album, all-Christmas share, I've chosen "A Music Box Christmas". These are hymns and carols played on 19th century music boxes, from the collection of Rita Ford, a collector and shopowner in New Jersey. The album was first released in 1961, and remained in print for several years (long enough to require a UPC code, which is on my copy).

The album offers 18 songs from Ms. Ford's music boxes. To me, they bring to mind a quiet Christmas season evening, snow falling from the sky. Very serene, very spiritual.

Ms. Ford's Music Box Shop has a website, Rita Ford Music Boxes. For more information about Ms. Ford, her shop and services, and her music boxes, please visit her website.

Enjoy "A Music Box Christmas"

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  1. Please be sure to check for my contribution listed in the mystery 78s comments! If posssible, please leave a comment that you were able to get the download.

    I can't wait to listen to this one. Thanks.

  2. I was able to download your "Sleigh Ride" - thanks! I'll share the link out to it in an upcoming post.

  3. Thanks for the status update on the donation.

  4. Thanks for the share!Just Wonderful! Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks very much for this one. Many people expect these machines to have a tinny, rinkydink sound; but they are magnificent boxes: full, rich and complex. A wonderful sound for this season.