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Thursday, December 20, 2012

CNQ X-Mas Mixtape

Merry Christmas/Happy End of the Mayan Long Calander! Here's a little mix for either/or.

First up is a German 45 I got from The Vintage Freak. It came sans sleeve. It's on a label called Polydor, #21 470. All the text is in German which I dunno much of at all, and there's no date. Five songs, mostly chimes.

Klingender Advent: O Tannenbaum

Download:O Tannenbaum

Next up, from Realistic's "Christmas Wonderland" (51-3032), is John Gary's "Winter Wonderland," which I think was originally released in '64:

John Gary: Winter Wonderland

"Christmas Wonderland" was originally released in '84 but this is from the '85 re-issue. Sorry about the skip in the end.

Download:John Gary: Winter Wonderland"

From 1965's "Firestone presents: Your Favorite Christmas Music Volume 4, comes "Ding Dong Merrily on High," by The Young Americans, which is probably also the name of a punk group circa 1982. This album is also heavy on Julie Andrews but she's not on this track, I don't think.

The Young Americans: Ding Dong Merrily on High

Download: Ding Dong Merrily On High

Courtesy Grand Prix Records, 1967" Gene Autry sings "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer":

Gene Autry: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Download:Gene Autry: Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Finally, from Dot's 1959 release of Pat Boone's "White Christmas" (DLP 3222):

Pat Boone: Santa Claus Is Comin To Town

A Pat Boone Christmas might be a little too white. Nevertheless, happy end of the world!