Saturday, 31 December 2011
A 1965 release that did not make the UK chart. Beanos of Croydon were a large shop selling used vinyl records now no longer trading records sold by them often turn up at Boot Sales often in the 10-50p range, this one despite the £5 label cost me 10p.
Riz Ortolandi & His Orchestra - The Yellow Rolls Royce
Friday, 30 December 2011
I was boxing up some records also I was looking for a number of specific titles, I came across this one, I do not recall when or where I acquired this 1960 record , the wrong music publisher has been printed on the label some one has had the job of crossing it out and writing in the correct one, it was amended for stock copies.
100 Strings And Joni Choir of 40 Voices - I Need You
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Records on the Palette label do not turn up very often at Boot Sales, I have found 2 in ten years I am still after a copy of the Tommy Cooper record issued on Palette on eBay when I was looking it was going for silly prices, another record that has eluded me (though not on the Palette Label) is Terry Scott - My Brother I have both records on CD. Tony Dunning failed to make the UK chart with this 1960 release.
Tony Dunning And The Tremolos - Seventeen Tomorrow
Monday, 26 December 2011
A 1965 release that did not make the UK chart. There is no pub quiz tonight, madam is downstairs watching TV and by now asleep tomorrow she will want to watch all the programs she missed on the BBC & ITV on the various Iplayer's on my laptop, that was the best excuse I ever had for getting a new laptop.
On the Christmas record front there were some surprises for the most popular, the most downloaded tracks were.
1. Private Charles Bowens - Christmas in Vietnam
2. Larry Grayson - Who's Stuffing Your Turkey This Christmas
3. Billy Fury - My Christmas Prayer
4. Shari Lewis - Mr Santa
5. Cindy Rella - Bring Me A Beatle For Christmas
This year I will not remove the Christmas records on 12th Night.
Gentrys - Keep On Dancing
Saturday, 24 December 2011
This is a label I am not familiar with, I picked up this 1977 release in Torbay Charity shop a couple of years ago.
Mary McKee & The Genesis - (They Stood In) Silent Prayer
Friday, 23 December 2011
Another record I have no information about.
When I was about 10 years old my younger sister and me were sent to Quaker camp at Turville, possibly better known as Dibley as the village was used as the setting for the "Vicar of Dibley" TV series, one of the highlights of the camp was a coach outing to places of interest this took us to Jordans Meeting House where the William Penn the founding father of Pennsylvania and his family are buried there was a set of three post cards of his grave those of his family, as we had to write home to say we were safe and well I brought a set and sent one home to say I was safe and well and needed more pocket money, I also added I wish you were here, I got the extra pocket money and when I got home a b********g for the wish you were here on the post card.
Sorry there is some hiss on this record was unable to remove.
Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians - ' Twas The Night Before Christmas Pt.1
Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians - ' Twas The Night Before Christmas Concluded
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Eartha turns this song around because she has not been bad she is getting Nothin', the record being on the RCA label dates it to 1958/59 as by the end of 59 her record were being issued on the DOT label, I have never seen this record on any compilations I have only seen one other copy that was also a Promo, was this record issued?
Eartha Kitt - Nottin' For Christmas
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Another record I have no details about, I also have this song by Gene Autry.
Little Lance And His Friends - Santa's Coming In A Whirlybird
Scan from 45cat
How and why this record ever got made is probably lost in the history of time, you only know what he is singing as the backing singers repeat what has been sung?
Johnny Alvin - Santa Clause Wrecked My 'letric Train Set (Thanta Cwaus Wecked My Wectwick Twain)
Sunday, 18 December 2011
This record may have originally come in a picture sleeve, I am sure tis record comes from the 1950's, just after I found this record both the Howdy Doody EP's were included on the CD "Christmas Is For Kids"
I used this track on a Christmas CD where I edited the two parts together.
Howdy Doody And Santa Claus
Howdy Doody an American TV show is virtually unknown in the UK it was never shown here, for most people the only mention they have of it is from the film "Back To The Future" where Howdy Doody comes on to the television and the Doc says "It's Howdy Doody Time"
Fontane Sisters And Howdy Doody - A Howdy Doody Christmas
This song appears in Howdy Doody's Christmas Party.
Fontane Sisters And Howdy Doody - The Popcorn Song
This is one of two Howdy Doody Christmas EP's this one is pressed on yellow vinyl, this record dates fromn the 1950's, I do not know if it had a picture cover. This is in the "Little Nipper Series" were they like the HMW Junior series in the UK that were pressed on coloured vinyl?
Howdy Doody's Christmas Party
Howdy Doody's Christmas Party Concluded
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
A 1975 Christmas Turkey from Larry Grayson. Larry would later take over presenting the Generation Game from Bruce Forsyth, Larry's co presenter Isla St Claire also made some Christmas records.
Larry Grayson - Who's Stuffing Your Turkey This Christmas?
I have this track on a CD where the release date is given as 1967 on the record it has been written in as 1966.
There are some clicks and pops in this track as I had to use minimal cleaning, the De-Clicker & De-Cackler in the Magix program seem to distort Lorne Greene''s voice.
Lorne Greene - Must Be Santa