Sunday, December 21, 2008
This 10" Christmas LP was given to me by my in-laws when they were cleaning out their closets.
When Columbia Records first unveiled the long playing record in 1948, two formats were introduced - the 10" version (same size as 78s, used for popular music) and the 12" version (more expensive / reserved for classical & Broadway shows).
This 10" Christmas LP was issued in 1950 (look at the back cover at the popular music of the day) and contains only eight songs.
The Canterbury Choir has had so many Christmas albums under different titles that I threw my hands up after looking for them on MusicStack. At some point, MGM rereleased this album under another title (where & what title, I don't know).
This is a standard organ & choir album. Nothing fancy to detract. A nice change of pace if you're looking for that sort of thing.
The Canterbury Choir - Christmas Hymns And Carols Sung By