Friday, December 12, 2008
This was a from a lot of Christmas records I purchased from a Canadian dealer off eBay earlier this year.
If you were a kid growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the 1960s through the early 1980s, you might have spent some time in front of the television watching Uncle Bob Swarts and his ventriloquist friends - headed by Archie Wood.
This album from the mid-1960s brings all these characters into the recording studio to record this album. Shades of Alex Houston & Elmer!
However, this is a fun, witty, and throroughly enjoyable Christmas album for kids of all ages. Uncle Bob keeps the pace quick and has fun shuffling through his characters as well as himself to sing favorite Christmas songs.
Even though it's not credited on the album, Uncle Bob even manages to squeeze in a great version of "Silver Bells".
Archie Wood & His Friends - Christmas Album