Friday, December 22, 2006
Alphabetically, "A Country Christmas" has been at the very top of my list of shared albums.
Ironically, it's one of the last albums I'll be posting!
To kick off the Christmas holiday weekend, I give you this absolute gem of an album from 1963.
I found this LP in an antique store earlier this year. The cover hooked me and the lineup of songs reeled me in! I finally found a copy of "Captain Santa Claus" by Bobby Helms and "Tag Along" by the Wilburn Brothers!
This isn't your average run-of-the-mill country compilation either. There are some excellent examples of the Nashville sound and pure vintage old school twangy country sung by some of the best artists Decca Records had in their corral of stars!
You're going to find something on this album you're going to love. Be it the bluegrass sounds of Bill Monroe, the deep, rich sound of Red Foley's voice, or listening to pure storytelling on songs by Ernest Tubb or the three guys named Jimmy (or Jimmie) on the LP!
This made another and PFFFTT... here it is:
A Country Christmas (Decca Records)