Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jan Bradley - Christmas Time

Found this one about a month ago. check out my other blog [which I sadly neglect] if you are interested in some adventurous more modern Christmas 45's. http://sonicparaphernalia.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jessie Mae Hemphill - Merry Christmas Pretty Baby

How about a little Christmas blues. I picked this one up at my favorite record stop this past summer. And it's autographed to boot!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Jan and Dean Frosty The Snow Man

Surf meets snow. Actually this was pre surf Jan and Dean. They had some minor success when they switched over to Liberty but nothing that set the charts on fire. This certainly died a quick death in late 1962. Try to find a stock copy of this. This is easily one of their more difficult 45's out there.  Their next 45 [Linda] would start them on the road to hitsville

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reverend Cleophus Robinson - Amen

On my vinyl searches I usually keep an eye out for Christmas 45's. But over the last year I have not found as many as I usually do. I had a few on my "want list" but struck a big ole goose egg this year. But I do have enough Christmas 45's to fill the next 12 days- a big smorgasbord of genre's.
I did locate a promo of the Ventures Christmas 45 so I have updated that post with a scan of the label.
For tonight I thought I would start out traditional with Reverend Cleophus Robinson--What a voice he had.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tommy James And The Shondells- Pick Up


Here is an import rarity. I find the song selections rather strange-not the typical songs found on a Tommy James release. I have to admit that I had not really ever paid attention to these songs and I have the It's Only Love LP. I guess I need to take another listen to that one

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The Liberty Bell - Thoughts and Visions

I put up the Christmas Tree and rearranged the living room. My back is thanking me right now. I did run around out of town this morning to a few thrift shops I had not been to in awhile and found a dozen 45's.
Tonight's post reminds me of the Small Faces song "My Way Of Giving"

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Honey Bees - One Wonderful Night

Wow I have been crazy busy. I am looking for some needed rest over the Christmas Holiday. Another recent find- a nice combination of dowop, soul and girl group sounds.