Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Enchantment Of Christmas

Go to any thrift store and the bins are filled with these types of Christmas compilation records. Some are good and some are not so good. The ones from Firestone, which I think were give aways are all over the place.

There are a lot of good tracks on here, but if I had to choose one best song it would be "Away In A Manger" by Kitty Wells. She has just a little country twang in her voice, but the rendition is simple, sincere and beautiful.

The Trapp Family Singers do a beautiful version of "Angels We Heard On High". I love that carol a lot because of that run of notes during the "Gloria" part of the chorus.

"The Birthday Of A King" by Judy Garland is also quite beautiful. Her voice is pretty hard to beat. The song also is not heard very often, but is a powerful song in the right hands. Judy does it right.

Louis Armstrong's "Winter Wonderland" is great. Probably have heard it on other occasions.

I also love Brenda Lee. I grew up on Christmas records that had Brenda Lee on them and so to me she and Christmas go hand in hand. "Silver Bells" is good here, but if you come across any of her other Christmas songs, check those out as well.


01 Jingle Bells - Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians.mp3
02 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Jack Jones.mp3
03 Angels We Have Heard On - The Trapp Family Singers.mp3
04 Away In A Manger - Kitty Wells.mp3
05 Ave Maria - The McGuire Sisters.mp3
06 O Come All Ye Faithful - Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts.mp3
07 The Birthday Of A King - Judy Garland.mp3
08 We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Columbus Boys Choir.mp3
09 Silent Night - Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians.mp3
10 Auld Lang Syne - Ames Brothers.mp3
11 Winter Wonderland - Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra.mp3
12 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music.mp3
13 I'll Be Home For Christmas - Pete Fountain.mp3
14 Silver Bells - Brenda Lee.mp3
15 Toyland - Roger Williams.mp3
16 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra.mp3
17 Happy Holiday - Bing Crosby.mp3

The Enchantment Of Christmas - Side 1.zip
The Enchantment Of Christmas - Side 2.zip

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