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Posted on 08/08/2016 05:43

Un.  Believable.  Wow.  Great news, Chip.  The bonus tracks are pretty cool as well.
I'm a big "Hallelujah" fan and would love to see that be remastered some day, too.

Thanks for all of the work on this, Chip!


Posted on 02/11/2016 17:13

Susan, I do remember that from your blog.  I also remember not taking the greatest care of our albums at home as a child.  I never intentionally did anything to hurt them, I was simply not careful.  When I started collecting albums and having my own stereo systems, I was very careful with everything about my collection and equipment.
I find it interesting that the three of us, Susan, Chip and I remember a Julie Andrews movie - two of her most famous ones - as one of our earliest entertainment memories.

Button-up your overcoat this weekend.  Mother Nature has reminded us who's in control...


Posted on 02/09/2016 17:45

Chip, thanks for the history.  I appreciate it.  I can remember my first grade class being taken to a theater to see the Sound of Music.  I don't remember anything about the movie whatsoever that day.  I just remember it was a "cool" experience to go see a movie as a class.  Since then, my wife and two daughters love everything about that movie.
I am a fan of her voice and my mother used to play that Firestone album over and over again beginning on Thanksgiving day and run all of our Christmas albums through the "record player" until Epiphany.

Again, thanks for the time to post what you did.


Posted on 02/08/2016 05:41

Chip,

I hope February has been going well for you.  I know there are a couple of other threads regarding Goodyear and Firestone albums, yet nothing that I've been able to find regarding the Julie Andrews 1966 Firestone Christmas album.  I hope this is a good place to create a thread on just that...

As a child, my parents were all about collecting the Goodyear, Firestone, BF Goodrich and to a lesser extent, the WT Grant Christmas LPs as I've said in the past.

If you're able, could you speak a bit to the production of that LP with Julie Andrews and Andre Previn?  It appears that those recordings were used by another label in 1969 at least - and repackaged years later.  The Firestone LP credits Previn, the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus, while the '69 RCA record credits the Yuletide Choristers.  I'm guessing it's the same chorus and orchestra under Previn's direction...

Just curious and I thought I'd go to the source for the history and stories.

Thanks in advance.


Posted on 11/11/2015 15:49

Stan, thanks for the post.  I have n-e-v-e-r ever been able to listen to the Yule Log and have never seen it.  Do you have the broadcast on your mp3 player?


Posted on 08/19/2015 18:53

Thank you for this update, Chip.  I have enjoyed each of the previous two Christmas comps and suspect this one will be another that I will enjoy.

Posted on 06/05/2015 05:32

Thanks for the work and this post, Chip.  I've become partial to George Melachrino's music from "Christmas Joy" since finding it a few years ago.  It's a different 'take' on some of our Christmas classics - and of course his Fairy on the Christmas Tree that you've embedded is a fun little number.

I'm partial to The Three Suns "Sounds of Christmas" LP - but most seem to be more fond of "A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas" which is certainly a treat for this upcoming Christmas season.

Thanks again for your constant efforts to get great Christmas music back into our hands and 'listening ears,' Chip.  Have a great Friday and a better weekend.



Posted on 05/28/2015 12:28

It's so funny, Chip "Claus," I was thinking over the holiday weekend that we had to be getting close to hearing from you regarding the fruits of your efforts for 2015!  Great news!

You know the Living Voices re-releases are going to be a major hit with me.  I also know that John Gary will be big for many posters here and elsewhere as I've already read.

This news is so good that I won't even think about the Living Strings' ""The Sound of Christmas" - yet that will be another big score if it were to ever come to fruition.

Well done, Chip.  



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