Monday, December 14, 2009

Andy Williams Christmas Album - 1963

Starting off with White Christmas is quite appropriate because you can't get much more white bread than Andy Williams, "Mr. Moon River". Maybe Pat Boone could give him a run for his money. But look at that picture on the cover. You see that and you know what you are in for. The vocals are smooth and warm like wearing a snuggie, perfect for a cold Christmas night. Andy does a lot of standards here and nothing really stands out, except "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". The performance there shines above the others. When you hear it you'll probably recognize it because it shows up on Christmas CD's all the time and you'll hear it in the mall and grocery store for sure.

For more on Andy Williams and his career check out the wikipedia entry. One thing I'd like to note from wikipedia is that it say that one of his early breaks was performing on WLS radio in Chicago. I grey up in the Chicago area and listened to WLS as a kid. It was one of the stations that introduced me to pop and rock music in 5th grade. So that station has a bit of nostalgia attached to it for me.

I believe this is also his first Christmas record. Recorded in 1963 it is one of 8 Christmas records Andy has recorded over the years. I guess that would help support that his voice is meant for Christmas tunes.

Enjoy!

Andy Williams.zip

01 White Christmas.m4a
02 The Holiday Season.m4a
03 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).m4a
04 It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.m4a
05 A Song And A Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days Of Chistmas).m4a
06 Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells.m4a
07 The First Noel.m4a
08 O Holy Night.m4a
09 Away In A Manger.m4a
10 Sweet Little Jesus Boy.m4a
11 The Little Drummer Boy.m4a
12 Silent Night, Holy Night.m4a

11 comments:

Ron said...

Thank you !!

Spencer said...

You're very welcome.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for that record a long time ago! Would you post the link again, please?

Spencer said...

e-mail me and I will send you a link.

Katrice Pittman said...

could i have the link

Katrice Pittman said...

could i have the l
ink

Katrice Pittman said...

would you post the link

Spencer said...

Don't remember if I ever responded to this request and if you ever sent me an e-mail. If you are still looking for a link, just send me an e-mail.

Cheryl Tiah said...

I have been looking for this for so long! Can you please post the link to download?

Spencer said...

Send me an e-mail and I'll send a link.

Claire Farron said...

Are you still giving out links (even though I see on your blog that your mediafire account was locked out). If you haven't found a file storage site, I recommend MEGA (mega.co.nz).