Thursday, December 11, 2008

Vic Dana - Sings Little Altar Boy & Other Christmas Songs


I found this album in a thrift store and the wheels began spinning. Why did the name of Vic Dana sound so familiar?

After searching my collection, I discovered that I had downloaded a Christmas Greeting from him from BearShare in 2003 - it was the last thing I downloaded using any P2P file-sharing program. Another discovery was that this album wasn't on CD anywhere.

Vic Dana was a singer/dancer discovered by Sammy Davis Jr.! He had a moderately successful career in the 1960s - three of his singles were Top 40 hits and was on the Dolton Records label for all of that time.

Dolton was a subsidiary of Liberty Records and in 1967, Liberty decided to merge Dolton into its own label. The very last record ever issued on the Dolton label was this one!

According to Wikipedia, Dana now sells used cars in Paducah, Kentucky and Google confirms this!

Take this one for a test drive:


Vic Dana - Sings Little Altar Boy & Other Christmas Songs


Happy listening...


Capt

6 comments:

Music2MyEars said...

I was thrilled to see you share this one! I have the LP, but it's not in the greatest shape. Thanks for keeping in the Christmas spirit of sharing!
Ken, Santa's elf in Texas

CaptainOT said...

Ken - Thanks for the comment! If you're the elf in Texas, are they others in the other 49? Gather once a year for a convention?

Curious...


Capt

Music2MyEars said...

Howdy Capt.!
Well, we elves aren't supposed to divulge Santa's secrets. It wouldn't be fair to the children who wait in anxiety for the visit of Saint Nicholas himself. Plus our boss would place us on the naughty list! Hey Capt., we merry elves appreciate all the exhuberant Christmas sharing you do. Happy holidays to you and all your readers.
Ken, Santa's merry elf in Texas.

CaptainOT said...

Ken - To paraphrase Groucho: "The Lord elfs those who elf themselves."


Capt

Keith said...

Hey Capt. I actually think my late grandmother might have had this album. It looks very familiar. She had so many great records back then. She's how I got into the music that I love.

CaptainOT said...

Keith - Be grateful it was Vic Dana - my grandmother and mother played Lawrence Welk at Christmas 24/7.

Not bad... but not good when now I know there was OTHER Christmas music out there than Welk!


Capt