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(Date Posted:11/29/2005 17:34)

OK guys I need your help. I just bought an original of Frank Devol's "The Old Sweet Songs Of Christmas" on the black colombia label with silver print. Here's the thing side 1 of the album has a white sticker that reads For Demonstration use Only not for Sale...but not on side 2! Is this a common thing for this record or do i actually have a "promo" of the record prior to its commercial release? The catalog # is XSM 110750. It was also nice to hear the entire version of Hark The Herald Angels Sing rather than have the middle lopped off by O Little Town Of Bethlehem which was the way it was heard on the old Yule Log tapings prior to 2001.
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(Date Posted:11/29/2005 18:59)

R.D.,

What you have was a promotional copy that was used by radio stations in the day and was not for sale to the general public. Ideally you should find a copy on what's known in record collecting circles as the "six-eye" red Columbia label. And most importantly, in Stereo (you lose a lot with a mono copy). 

This three-song medley was never played in its entirety on the Yule Log presentation. The middle song of "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" was always deleted. As for the current presentation, this medley is not played at all as it is part of the hour of missing music that WPIX does not air and claim they cannot find in their vaults.

Unfortunately, WPIX also deleted songs from medleys by David Rose and the Living Strings as well.


Edited on May 23, 2014 to add the following update:

Many, many things have happened since
my last post 9 years ago on this old thread from November of 2005, including my audio restoration of the Yule Log telecast in 2006 (click here); and then, 3 years later, my adding a brand new 4th hour to this legendary program in 2009 (click here).

In addition, I have managed to get several classic and legendary Christmas LPs released on CD, including
in 2009 with Mantovani's 1958 Christmas album Christmas Carols (click here); in 2011 with Ed Ames' 1967 Christmas album Christmas With Ed Ames (click here); in 2011 with David Rose's 1968 Christmas album The David Rose Christmas Album (click here); in 2012 with Percy Faith's 1958 Christmas album Hallelujah (click here); and now, for this Christmas of 2014 -- and the reason for the update post on this thread, with Frank DeVol's 1960 Christmas album The Old Sweet Songs Of Christmas (click here).

By the way, in addition to all that, my Top 250 has now become a Top 500 (click here).

That's an update 9 years in the making. 




(Message edited by Christmas Music Guru On 05/23/2014 17:00)
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(Date Posted:11/29/2005 22:05)

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Hey Chip,

How's it going so far this season? How deep have you gone into your collection so far and what (if anything) did you play on Thanksgiving Day?

I've been listening to the casette tapes I have of WPAT--man, those were good days.

I've also uncovered some vinyl gems I've had stored including Mitch Miller's Sing A Long, Eddie Dundesster (spelling?) Bells of Christmas and several of the old Diplomat label 33's with generic titles like Snoopy's Christmas (not Peanuts) and Frosty the Snowman. Great childhood memories.


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(Date Posted:11/30/2005 09:30)

Hey to you too Yank,

It was a good November. So far I've played 124 albums. This pace might drop a bit in December as the season gets a little more busy, but I'm on pace to play about 175 to 200 albums. Not a record for me, but a very good year notwithstanding. My record year was 1999, when I played 290 albums -- a feat I'll most likely never match again. That was my busiest year collecting.

Yes, on Thanksgiving I managed to play a couple of albums after the Macy's Parade and before going to my parents house for dinner. They were "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians and "Christmas With Danny Davis And The Nashville Brass".

I don't blame you for listening to your old WPAT cassette tapes. Considering how perfectly awful today's stations Christmas music repertoires are, I'd be doing the same thing if I had them. The only decent Christmas music format I have found is XM's Holiday Traditional station. I have to admit, it's pretty good. But it still does not beat WPAT -- and nothing ever will..... nothing.

By the way, there were two Mitch Miller Sing Along albums. The first was 1958's "Christmas Sing Along", and the second was 1961's "Holiday Sing Along" -- which was the better of the two albums. Hopefully you have the latter, although both are in my Top Play. As for Eddie Dunstedter, the only one of his Christmas albums in my Top 250 is his third Christmas album from 1965 called "Christmas Candy". His first two have some nice things, but they are decidedly weak and very spotty -- so they sit in my archives.  

  

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