Friday, December 12, 2008

Henry Mancini Selects Great Songs Of Christmas - 1978

This record is a powerhouse of great voices. Karen Carpenter, Ella, Kate Smith, Leontyne Price. There is a lot of talent here. This is fairly easy record to find in the thrift store record bins and well worth the dollar. There really aren't any bad songs and you'll be pleased for sure.

Jingling Brass is a great track and for those who have given the SAP Music Christmas mix a listen will recognize it as one of the tracks on this years mix. It's a fine mixture or yule tide merriment and banjo. I know. It does sound like a perfect combo.

The Ed Ames track has a great electric piano thing going on that reminds me of the opening keyboards in the Partridge Family theme song. That should also give you a little reference for the 70's pop sound of the record. Even tracks like the one from Bing Crosby have a distinct 70's flare.


01 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Henry Mancini Orchestra with Chorus.mp3
02 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Carpenters.mp3
03 Joy To The World - Robert Shaw Chorale.mp3
04 Irish Carol - Julie Andrews And The Andre Previn Orchestra.mp3
05 Silent Night - Perry Como.mp3
06 O Holy Night - Mantovani And His Orchestra.mp3
07 Ave Maria - Leontyne Price.mp3
08 Jingling Brass - Danny Davis, Nashville Brass.mp3
09 Christmas Is The Warmest - Ed Ames.mp3
10 White Christmas - Henry Mancini Orchestra With Chorus.mp3
11 Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald.mp3
12 The Christmas Song - John Gary.mp3
13 Silver Bells - Kate Smith.mp3
14 A Christmas Toast - Bing Crosby.mp3
15 What Are You Doing New Year - Henry Mancini Orchestra With Chorus.mp3

Henry Mancini Selects The Great Songs Of

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