Sunday, November 26, 2006

Jimmy Dean - Jimmy Dean's Christmas Card

A lot of searches through endless stacks of Christmas vinyl turned up this little gem that was originally released at Christmas, 1965.

At first, I thought that this was another album marked for my "CD Available" pile. According to all my Google searches and checks, this album was released once on CD back in 1995, has been long out of print, and is much sought after by collectors throughout cyberspace.

Bonus!

Jimmy Dean was always a shrewd businessman. This was a man who once employed Roy Clark (of "Hee Haw" fame) and fired him for being constantly tardy!

Dean had a long recording career throughout the 1950s and 1960s - spawning his only #1 hit "Big Bad John in 1961 - and had not one but TWO TV variety shows named after him (the latter being the more successful one from 1963-1966).

This album was released at the very height of his popularity and it's a wonderful Christmas album. I never realized before what a melodious voice JD possessed - there are some tunes in here that are drop dead good! If you're looking for a change in pace, I would recommend this one.

That's my opinion. Let me know what you think:


Jimmy Dean - Jimmy Dean's Christmas Card


Happy listening...


Capt

19 comments:

Todd said...

CaptinOT!

What a joy to finally have this album to enjoy. It's a chrismas miracle. I grew up listening to this. At last I can share it with my family. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful album.

CaptainOT said...

Todd - Hope the music makes your days merry and bright. Thanks for stopping by!


Capt

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I've been searching for this for years. I love the songs.
Merry Christmas for sure!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Great album!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! I have the LP and have searched for years for the CD. Finally, I have a clear recording that I can burn to a disc or listen on my computer.

Anonymous said...

Todd,
I had no idea other people enjoyed this album as much as I did.
I grew up listening to this and it is the best Christmas album - period. If you only know Jimmy Dean from his pork sausage product and have never heard him sing please download the music. I guarantee you will forever remember this music.

Anonymous said...

I pull out my turntable every Christmas just to listen to this album. My mom bought the album when it came out and I have been listening to it now for 40 years. I have always thought JD never got the credit he deserved for being a great singer. This album has some great tunes: "My Christmas Room" is my favorite. Would love to find it on CD. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I know it is difficult to put one album above all the rest BUT, this one brings back such fond memories of my childhood at Christmas time I cried when I finally found it. JD is also a fabulous vocalist.

CaptainOT said...

All the anons - Glad to have helped you reconnect with those precious Christmas memories! Thanks for sharing!


Capt

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I have been searching for this album for a very long time. I grew up listening to this specific album. Now i can share it with my family. Thanks again and have a merry christmas.

Anonymous said...

Can you send me your e-mail address at tuscaloosa@gmail.com so I can ask you a question about this ? You will make my Christmas...

JO

Anonymous said...

Link is already dead. :(

Anonymous said...

Wow. I was hoping to download and listen to this. Lots of memories here. Apparently the file is already removed. "Complaints received" RapidShare says. Does anyone know what happened? Can this be uploaded again for a few days so everyone who wants it can receive it. Pretty please? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I was so hoping to buy the Jimmy Deans Christmas Card Album. I like so many have wonderful happy memories of that music. I see that the album has been discontinued and I have not been able to find it at all. Please make that album available to the public again. Some music should never be discontinued and this is one of the best.

Anonymous said...

I have searched high and low for this particular album for many many years as I raised 3 boys on it and they all loved it. I just happened to look and found your site this morning and downloaded it. If you could just see the HUGE SMILE I have right now you would know how thankful I am. I had the good fortune of meeting Jimmy once and have never forgotten him or his wonderful voice. God bless you and yours and THANK YOU AGAIN.

Mr Walker said...

Found the 1994 Sony CD in a used bin for $1.99 last season... I'm thinking I got kinda lucky.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Jimmy Dean Christmas album. I played it as a kid 25 years ago a 1000 times each Christmas. Just love it!! Can't find it any where. We are playing it now as we speak..it's only October but we are so happy can't get the smiles off our faces. Thanks again so much!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting the file of this album. My parents are 72 years old and my dad got rid of this album with the rest of his record collection years ago. Now in this digital age we can keep music like this forever. I've been looking for a digital copy of this album for years. My wife even tried to find it for me. I was listing to it tonight and I listened to Yes Patricia, there is a Santa Clause and I was explaining to her about how this track kept the magic of Christmas alive for me as I grew older. Thanks, my music collection is complete!

Anonymous said...

Great album! Thanks!
Marian