Saturday, December 12, 2020

Two Sides of Christmas: More from the USAF

 Today's share is another very fine record courtesy of the US Air Force.  "Two Sides of Christmas", like "An Old Fashioned Christmas" shared previously, is a promotional record from the Air Force featuring an excellent lineup of performers and songs.  Also like its predecessor, this one is best heard as uninterrupted sides, so I've provided the album in that way.

Side 1 features the great Rosemary Clooney, the Falconaires, and the Jack Halloran Choir singing favorites like 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "Jingle Bells", and "White Christmas".  The performance of "Mary's Little Boy Child" is a very pleasant surprise.

Side 2 is "Christmas at Opryland", and is an all A-List lineup of musicians from the Grand Ole Opry.  Dottie West, Archie Campbell, The Jordanaires, and harmonica master Charlie McCoy play familiar classics, closing with the whole Opry gang singing "Silent Night".

Many thanks to the US Air Force for producing all these great Christmas albums over the years.  

Enjoy "Two Sides of Christmas"  download link

This is another treasure from my day record hunting with Ernie this past March.

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