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Get past the usual Holiday fare -- with our hand-picked selection of seasonal grooves!


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Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A classic batch of Christmas tunes from the vaults of Stax Records – material from the It's Christmas Time Again album, plus bonus tracks too! The label's legendary Memphis soul and blues artists deliver a wonderful batch of tunes that includes some original compositions that have since gone ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, 2014. New Copy 2LP
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Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Groovy Christmas & New Year/Soul Of Christmas
Academy, 1970s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Whoa. . .a seasonal treasure from the 70s Ghanaian funky soul scene! This incredible 45 from Academy digs up an uber-rare Afro Soul Christmas 7-inch – featuring early productions by Kwadwo Donkoh and lead vocals by Pee Pee Dynamite on "Groovy Christmas & New Years" and BB ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sound Of Christmas
Argo, 1961. New Copy
A classic – and probably one of the best-selling Christmas jazz albums of all time! Ramsey and his classic trio with Redd Holt and Eldee Young serve up a tight set of grooves based around Holiday favorites like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Winter Wonderland", "He ... CD
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King/Universal, Late 60s. New Copy
Have a funky funky Christmas with the great James Brown – an artist who has a surprisingly great way with a Holiday tune! James was always great all the other months of the year – but at Christmas he really stepped things up, and cut a whole host of excellent Holiday singles and albums ... CD
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Home For The Holidays
Alma, 2014. New Copy 2CD
A really cool Christmas set from Hammond giant Joey DeFrancesco – a 2CD package that features one disc of upbeat groovers titled "The Party" – and one of more familiar tunes billed as "The Tradition". We especially dig the first disc – which has Joey really ... CD
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Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Groovy Christmas! This set's got 18 loungey and jazzy tunes plucked from the vaults of Capitol/EMI and related labels – plus a few even groovier "surprise bonus tracks"! The whole thing's very much in the hipster Ultra Lounge style – and tracks include "Jingle Bell ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy
An obscure Christmas set from David "The Stripper" Rose – and one that's delivered with a lot more sensitivity for the Holidays than you might expect! Instrumentation here is fairly large and orchestral – and most tunes have lots of strings and woodwinds, scored with a ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
A full album's worth of Christmas cheer from Doris Day – with a whole lot of bonus tracks too! The core of the set is the 1964 Doris Day Christmas Album – the only full length Christmas album from Doris, and a real standout in the Columbia holiday offerings of the 60s! Doris has a ... CD
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Sackville All Star Christmas Record
Sackville, 1986. New Copy
A sweet little Christmas jazz album – done in a mix of older styles, which creates a nicely different vibe than other records of this nature! The lineup is spare and focused – Jim Galloway on soprano sax, Ralph Sutton on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and ... CD
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Old Sweet Songs Of Christmas
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960. New Copy
The sweet strings of Frank DeVol take on a host of Christmas favorites – in a lush instrumental album that really takes us back to the sort of old time tunes our folks used to play around the Holidays! Each selection is a medley of two or three tracks – and DeVol uses string-heavy ... CD
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Atco/Real Gone, 1960. New Copy
A rare Christmas album from the great Bobby Darin – and a set that's quite different than some of his secular hits of the time! The album was cut for Atco, during Bobby's great early run on the label – and it showcases a surprisingly reverent Darin – one who clearly holds the ... CD
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Funky Christmas
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1976. New Copy
One of the greatest Christmas albums of the 70s – a landmark assemblage of some of the hippest soul music talents of the time – offering up a host of different tracks that have gone onto become classics over years! Most artists were working for Atlantic/Cotillion Records at the time, ... CD
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Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold
A very vintage Christmas set – one that's pulled mostly from the same sort of scratchy 78rpm recordings we've come to love from the Dust To Digital label – a great blend of folk, blues, country, and gospel recordings – all of which offer up quite a change from the usual Holiday ... CD
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Mercury/Real Gone, 1955. New Copy
The first great Holiday album from Patti Page – a mid 50s Mercury album that brought together a host of seasonal recordings made by the singer – most of which show a side of Patti that's a bit different than her hits! Page's vocals here have a straight, expressive feel – ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
A pair of Holiday albums from one of the biggest pop folk acts of the 60s – the sprightly, jaunty New Christie Minstrels – a group whose style always made for some lively Christmas music! The large ensemble features both male and female voices, coming together in unison with a fair bit ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, 1963/1965/1974. New Copy 2 CDs
A sublime selection of Christmastime treats from Andy Williams – most of them pulled from his landmark 60s run on Columbia Records, at a time when Williams presence on the television screen was equal to his role in the record racks! Given Williams strong TV reach during the rest of the year, ... CD
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Sony, Early 90s. New Copy
Obscure Holiday work from James Brown – not the oft-compiled tracks from his late 60s years at King Records, but some later numbers that show that Brown could still turn out one heck of a Christmas tune! James' vocals are at their older best – still surprisingly powerful, and able to ... CD
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Christmas Spirit
Columbia, 1963. New Copy
Johnny Cash's early 60s Christmas LP – a mix of originals by Johnny, June and others, and a few popular Christmas tunes, all the more wonderful for Cash's faithful and true approach! Includes some spoken word narrative moments with sweet chorus backing, to the trademark boom-chicka-boom ... CD
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This Christmas Aretha
Rhino, 2009. New Copy
Aretha's first Christmas album after all these decades as the Queen Of Soul! Aretha skews a bit on favor of the more spiritual soul sounds of the Christmas canon – steering clear of the the sounds of sleighbells and crackling firewood, and straight up soaringly soulful sounds – with ... CD
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Silent Night Holy Night
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy
Soul stirring Christmas songs from Mahalia Jackson – beautiful, deeply felt holiday recordings from the 50s – with piano and generally low key backings, wisely leaving Mahalia's powerful, soulful voice as the lead instrument. "Silent Night", "White Christmas", " ... CD
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Joy To The World
Sony, Early 60s/Late 80s. New Copy
Christmas sounds, and a bit more too – an interesting collection of material recorded by Aretha Franklin in the early 60s for Columbia, and in the late 80s for Arista! There's definitely a fair bit of Holiday tunes on the set, but they're also mixed in with a few standards too – but ... CD
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Stax, Early 70s. New Copy
A classic batch of Christmas tunes from the vaults of Stax Records! The label's legendary Memphis soul and blues artists deliver a wonderful batch of tunes that includes some original compositions that have since gone onto become Holiday soul classics, plus new renditions of older tracks, all ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy
One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his ... CD
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Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, ... CD
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RCA, 1961. New Copy
Cool countrypolitan Christmas songs from Eddy Arnold – his classic early 60s Christmas With Eddy Arnold album for RCA. It's wonderful, charismatic stuff with some of the best versions of the popular Christmas songs of the day, plus a couple of gems written or co-written by Eddy. Titles ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've ever heard – a massive amount of rare funk and soul tunes – all with a special seasonal bent! These aren't just soul covers of Holiday hits, or spiritual numbers either – but all-new tunes that bring a whole new sound to the ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've ever heard – a massive amount of rare funk and soul tunes – all with a special seasonal bent! These aren't just soul covers of Holiday hits, or spiritual numbers either – but all-new tunes that bring a whole new sound to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've seen in years – a package that's filled with rare funk and soul singles from the 60s and 70s – all of which have a Holiday theme! Almost all the tunes on the set are original numbers – which means that the songs are totally fresh, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
A really great jazz-based Christmas album – one that's done in the best style of vintage gems like Jingle Bell Jazz or God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen – with an equally great blend of instrumental and vocal artists throughout! The package highlights some of the best artists on the Mack ... CD
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Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy
One of the coolest Christmas compilations you could ever hope to own – but you probably guessed that already, from the cover image that pays tribute to a classic set from James Brown! The JB image is certainly well placed – as most of the tracks here are deeply funky Holiday tunes ... CD
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Takoma, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime Holiday sounds from the legendary John Fahey – one of a few Christmas Records that probably got Fahey a lot more exposure than all the rest of his non-seasonal work combined! The style here is a perfect link between an older folk era and the rising acoustic underground left in its ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Holiday
Sony, 2014. New Copy
Earth Wind & Fire are plenty darn spiritual most of the rest of the year, but here they bring a special sort of spirit to a great set of seasonal tunes – one that's maybe one of the best soul Christmas albums we've heard in a long time! The group have lost none of their groove over the ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Nobody had a voice like Robert Goulet back in the 60s – as you'll hear on this great Christmas material recorded for Columbia Records! The set features two full albums – the first of which is This Christmas I Spend With You, which has some lush, full backings from Frank Hunter, who ... CD
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Christmastime
Yodyful Music, 2012. New Copy
A really special Holiday set from Yolanda Rabun – a great little Christmas record that warmly mixes together jazz and soul with a timeless vibe that will have you playing this one for years to come! Yolanda takes her cues from some of the best seasonal albums of the 70s and 80s – and ... CD
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Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Have yourself a groovy little Christmas with this fab fab set – a dreamy collection of Holiday rarities that goes way beyond the obvious! Following on the heels of the sublime first Snow set, the folks at Get Easy have bundled together a wonderful assortment of overlooked Christmas goodies ... CD
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Saguaro Road, 2010. New Copy
A fresh new holiday soul set from the O'Jay's – group founders Eddie Levert and Walter Williams keeping the spirit alive after 50+ years – living up classic Christmas songs and thematic modern soul alike on Christmas With The O'Jays! For the most part, the move the classic songs into ... CD
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Mercury, Late 60s. New Copy
Excellent funky Christmas! Not everyone knows it, but James Brown cut a fair number of Christmas albums during the 60s – 3 albums, and a bunch of singles to be exact! They're all super-rare, but this great comp brings together some of the best material from those years – and nearly ... CD
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Christmas With Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Sony, 2003. New Copy
Have a harmony soul Holiday with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – with this sweet set of remade Christmas classics! The group's not the lineup of Philly International vintage, but still have a similar mix of rough and smooth – lead vocals and group harmonies – which serves ... CD
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My Gift To You
Tabu, 1988. New Copy
A real standout Christmas soul session from the 80s – a decade when the soul Christmas album seemed to almost fall by the wayside! Alexander O'Neal is working here with classic production help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who help O'Neal update an older Christmas soul mode for a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vaya, 1973. New Copy
A salsa Christmas from Impacto Crea – a set recorded right around the same time as Willie Colon's classic Holiday records of this nature! Ismael Miranda and Adalberto Santiago each sing lead on one track – and the group features Antonio Rodriguez on piano and tres, Alfredo Rios on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Waaaaaaay more than a collection of Holiday Music – simply one of the grooviest sets we've heard in a long long time! The compilation is the 5th in the stellar Get Easy series, and it more than lives up to previous volumes with a wealth of hard to find Christmas tunes, served up in a late ... CD
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Expansion (UK), New Copy
A stunningly soulful Holiday set – one that goes way past the overplayed Christmas soul tunes of the 70s and 80s, and which has a lot fresher feel than a Christmas Slow Jams set as well! Most of the numbers here are contemporary, and are a mix of Neo Soul artists from the underground, and a ... CD
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Williams Brothers Christmas Album
Columbia/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy
Andy Williams sings Christmas tunes, but in a different way than usual – given that the album features harmonies from all the Williams brothers, instead of just Andy in the lead! The style's surprisingly groovy at times, and pretty great at all others – almost a Four Freshmen kind of ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, 1954/1958. New Copy 2 CDs
Full festive sounds of the season from Percy Faith – a pair of 50s albums for Columbia Records, plus bonus tracks too! First up is The Music Of Christmas – a set that has the lush Percy Faith approach turned towards a host of seasonal tunes – mostly familiar carols, served up ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, 1966. New Copy
A groovy folk Christmas from The Brothers Four – that fab 60s group who brought male harmony vocals into play with older folk traditions! The style here is nicely in the realm of some of their best singles from the time – with backings by Peter Matz that are a fair bit more ... CD
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Last Month Of The Year
Capitol/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
A goofy cover, but a surprisingly great Christmas album – fresher than most from the time, and filled with unusual tunes! The trio nicely get past the usual Christmas standards on most of these numbers – and present a number of older traditional tunes in a new 60s folk sort of mode ... CD
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RCA, 1998. New Copy
Etta James looks a bit silly on the cover, but the album's surprisingly great – an all-jazz affair that never tries to push Etta into any kitschy, gimmicky modes – and which features some wonderful arrangements by Cedar Walton! There's a bit of blues in Etta's vocals, but the style's a ... CD
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For Christmas
CBS, 1960s. New Copy
An 80s collection that features older Holiday recordings by Johnny Mathis – mostly music cut during his early famous run on Columbia Records – when Johnny's heavenly vocals made things pretty darn spiritual sounding all year long! The arrangements are relatively full – a fair bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blue Note, 1960s/1990s. New Copy
Maybe not the ultimate Christmas album, but still pretty darn great – a collection of material from a few different generations of Capitol, Blue Note, and other EMI labels – mostly tracks recorded in the 60s and the 90s, with a good blend of classic and contemporary jazz Christmas ... CD
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Real Gone, 1967/1970. New Copy
Holiday warmth from singer Ed Ames – his pair of Christmas albums in a single set! Christmas With Ed Ames is pretty much perfect late 60s style Christmas set – with charismatic, good natured vocals from Ames and some really sweet arrangements – lovely piano, groovy female chorus ... CD
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Cameo/Real Gone, 1960s. New Copy
One of the grooviest Christmas collections we've heard in years – a real treasure trove of work from the novelty Holiday stretch of the 60s! The cuts here are all from the vaults of Philly's Cameo/Parkway record label – and they blend together vocal numbers, pop tracks, and some ... CD
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Mary Christmas
Verve, 2013. New Copy
A sparkling Christmas set from Mary J Blige – one that takes full advantage of those wonderful vocals, and lets them loose on a whole host of Holiday tunes! The album's on Verve, and has a feel that's a lot more classic than some of Mary's other work – a vibe that's somewhere between ... CD
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Fantasy, 1965. New Copy
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that ... CD
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Home For Christmas
Sony, 1995. New Copy
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – ... CD
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Columbia, 1965. New Copy
Patti Page brings a special sort of warmth to these Holiday tunes – an approach that almost feels more postwar than the mid 60s date of the record – thanks to a seasonal sound that's pretty timeless overall! Patti's singing style is a bit different than on her non-Christmas work for ... CD
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Navidad Means Christmas
Columbia/GL, Early 60s. New Copy
Lovely Holiday vocals from Eydie Gorme – but a set that's quite different than her more familiar Christmas music with Steve Lawrence! This set's entirely in Spanish – and recorded with Gorme's frequent Latin partners of the 60s – the Trio Los Panchos, who provide some gentle ... CD
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BMG, 1998. New Copy
Later work from Teddy Pendergrass, but a surprisingly nice Christmas album – one that makes strong use of Teddy's great vocals to help transform some classics, and deliver a few great new tunes as well! The production and instrumentation is relatively laidback – mostly just beats and ... CD
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RCA/BMG, 1968. New Copy
We can't think of anyone we'd rather have sitting round the Christmas tree than ol' Perry Como! The guy's more relaxed, laidback, trusting, and honest than any of our old relatives combined – and all of his old barber charm comes through perfectly on this set of Christmas tunes from Como's ... CD
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N Coded, 2011. New Copy
Sweet Holiday grooves from the folks at N-Coded music – a great assortment of jazzy instrumentals and soulful vocal numbers – all served up with the classy, contemporary vibe we've come to love from the label! The set's one of the few contemporary Christmas collections like this in ... CD
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This Is Christmas
Sony, 1995. New Copy
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – ... CD
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MCA, 1986. New Copy
An 80s crossover classic – a set that's probably a bit more dated than some Holiday albums you might own, but which still got plenty of spins in plenty of houses back in the day! The Jets sing with just the style you'd expect from their curls – sweet, soulful, and a little bit poppy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol/Rock Beat, 1971. New Copy
A cheerful Bakersfield honky tonk Christmas album from the late, great Buck Owens – an early 70s Capitol set with Buck singing with sweet voiced country ingenue Susan Raye! This isn't one Buck's better remembered holiday efforts, but it's pretty great – no frills, real deal Bakersfield ... CD
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Warner/Collectors Choice, 1965. New Copy
Warm 60s television sounds from The King Family – that copious collection of singers that features the core King Sisters at the start, then expands to include their kids and most of their other relatives as well! These are the kind of tracks that really take us back to the kind of TV ... CD
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Idelsohn Society, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD
A musical package that really gets at the cultural tension of the twelfth month of the year – the "battle between Christmas and the festival of lights", to quote the title – served up here in a double-length collection of unusual seasonal songs! CD one features unusual ... CD
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Christmas Sing-In
Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), 1970. New Copy
A completely charming Christmas album from The Gunter Kallmann Choir – a German group with a sweet easy feel – but working here in English throughout! The ensemble features a mix of male and female vocals – recorded with a sweetly swinging style that's somewhere between the Mike ... CD
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Merry From Lena
United Artists, 1966. New Copy
A sparkling 60s Holiday album from Lena Horn – one that has her singing over some nicely jazzy arrangements from Jack Parnell, in a mode that brings out the most delightful qualities in both her vocals and the tunes! The set's quite groovy – much more so than you might expect – ... CD
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Merry Christmas To You
Capitol/DRG, 1970. New Copy
A cool double-length Christmas set from the mighty Wayne Newton – recorded here right at the cusp of his later young years at Capitol Records! The core Newton groove from the Bobby Darin-supervised years is still nicely in place – that undeniable charm that Wayne had right from the ... CD
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Christmas Shopping
Capitol/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy
A little goofy, but a great record of Christmas country tunes from Uncle Buck! The title track "Christmas Shopping" is the kind of dated Holiday tune that we really like – a mad little number with a boogie woogie riffing approach, and some silly lyrics about buying too many ... CD
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Noel Noel Noel
Verve, 2011. New Copy
A heavenly Christmas set from the mighty Michel Legrand – an arranger/composer/musician who's seemed to do just about everything in his long and storied career, but who finally comes up with a Holiday record late into his life! The set features a host of famous singers joining Legrand – ... CD
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Peoples Potential, 2010. New Copy
Soulful low fi cheer from Peoples Potential & Mr. Mellow – fun, groovy soul recorded live at the keyboards my Mr Mellow – charming little keyboard jams, soul covers and warm, soulful, good natured vocals! There set is compiled from George Smallwood's own vinyl records, tape ... CD
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Shanachie, 2014. New Copy
It's like a Christmas wish come true – a fantastic album of Holiday music, all sung by the soulful Maysa Leak! We've loved Maysa's vocals for years – from her work in Incognito to her long run of solo albums – but she grabs us all over again with the style of this set – a ... CD
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In The Christmas Spirit
Stax/Friday Music, 1966. New Copy
A seasonal classic from the legendary Stax Records – a set of all instrumental Holiday tunes, played by Booker T & The MGs! The album was recorded at the height of the group's early fame – and features a simple, straightforward groove that features plenty of Hammond from Booker T ... CD
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Columbia, 1962. Near Mint-
The best album of Christmas jazz you could ever buy! Why? Well, the record's totally hip – with way more going on than just the usual jazz versions of Christmas carols. But unlike other hip Christmas albums, this one also never loses the feeling of the season – and although the work ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RSO, 1980. Very Good+
A key document of how strong the Star Wars pull was in late 70s merchandising – an album of Star Wars-related Holiday tunes – put together by Meco, with guest voices by C3PO and R2D2! The overall feel is kind of a Christmas take on Meco's take on Star Wars – with full ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1964. Very Good+
The only full length Christmas album from Doris Day – and a real standout in the Columbia holiday offerings of the 60s! Doris has a well-developed vocal approach that really brings a lot to the familiar tunes in the set – and her years of on-screen presentation really helps illuminate ... LP, Vinyl record album
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It's Christmas Once Again
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good-
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Ze, Early 80s. Very Good+
1982 version of this groovy classic – with cuts that include "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses, "Christmas On Riverside Drive" by August Darnell, "It's A Holiday" by Material with Nona Hendryx, "Christmas Time In The Motor City" by Was Not Was, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Polygram, 1963. Very Good+
It's a smooth smooth Christmas from The Platters – heard here in their wonderful 1963 Christmas album! The set follows in the style of the group's late 50s hits – but with a sound that's a bit more tuned to the season, and not as much in the late nite smoochy mode of some of their more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Magic Of Christmas
Cadet, 1968. Very Good
A great little album of Christmas tunes – handled by this heavenly group of Chicago soul studio musicians! The great Richard Evans heads up the group – and as usual, he brings a sound to the recording that pushes the material way past its roots, using the string-heavy instrumentation ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Decca, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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Christmas Album
Philips (Holland), 1968. Near Mint-
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United Artists, Late 40s/1950s. Very Good+
Titles include "Christmas Celebration" by BB King, "It's Christmas" by Marvin & Johnny, "Let's Make Christmas Merry Baby" by Amos Milburn, "Silent Night" by Baby Washington, "It's Gonna Be A Lonely Christmas" by The Orioles, and "It's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Alegre, Late 60s. Sealed
Like the title says, this is Pete Rodriguez's Christmas album. You might expect a lot of soppy Christmas carols, but still, the groove's pretty groovy, and there are a few nice boogaloos – so forget the holiday component of this one, and check it out for the Latin grooves. Titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Someday At Christmas
Tamla, 1967. Sealed
A cool Christmas album from Stevie Wonder – a set that's got some great original titles, and one of the best Motown Holiday albums ever! The title track is completely sublime – an early righteous moment for Stevie, and a track that has a surprisingly political undercurrent – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Paramount, Early 70s. Near Mint-
Stop, mommy – it hurts! This incredibly painful album features the whole cast of the Brady Bunch – well, the kids only, really – singing Christmas tunes like "The First Noel", "Jingle Bells", "Frosty The Snowman", "Silent Night", and "L ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Season For Miracles
Tamla, 1970. Near Mint-
One of the sweetest and most successful Christmas albums ever cut at Motown – with a batch of tracks that's fairly spiritual, done in the soulful harmony style of the miraculous Miracles during their best era! Arrangements are by Wade Marcus and David Van DePitte – and titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1967. Very Good
Buck's first Christmas album – and a prime batch of tracks that are right up there with the best of his regular albums from the time! There's a strong strand of Bakersfield production running through the album – perfect for both the sadder tunes and the more upbeat ones – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1981. Very Good+
Great stuff – one of the best Christmas jazz albums you'll ever hope to find! The set features 70s tunes that are much more expansive than the work on Columbia's previous best-selling jazz Holiday CD – Jingle Bell Jazz – played by an assortment of the label's strongest players at ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1960. Near Mint-
A great little Holiday album from Peggy Lee – one of those rare efforts that's a lot more than just a quickie batch of Christmas tunes cut in the studio on a hot July afternoon! Instead, Peggy's working here with Billy May to craft an album of surprising poise and presence – deeper ... LP, Vinyl record album
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas
United Artists, Early 70s. Sealed
The twin piano magic of Ferrante & Teicher really makes the Holidays come alive – working here with full orchestrations that are heavy on strings, but leave plenty of room for the boys' pianos to ring out strongly! Side one is a bit more lush, side two a bit more playful – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Jollies
Salsoul, 1976. Near Mint-
Philly classics for the Holidays! The legendary Christmas Jolllies set by the Salsoul Orchestra was one of the label's biggest-selling albums – originally recorded in 1976, and pressed again and again over the years – and eventually remixed even stronger in the early 90s. Vince ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Golden, Early 60s. Sealed
A very cool set – the story of this schlocky film, with an original Dell comic book as part of the package! LP, Vinyl record album
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Sesame Street, 1975. Very Good Gatefold
Probably the best of the Sesame Street Christmas albums – the first of the bunch (we think), and a record that's done in a straightforward style that's got all the charm of the show! Sam Pottle handled the arrangements, and the album's a mix of routines involving the puppets, plus a number ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Verve, 1964. Very Good+
As cookin a Christmas album as you'll ever find! Jimmy works with Billy Byers to craft some sublime instrumentals that have his Hammond interpreting Christmas classics like "We Three Kings", "White Christmas", "Silent Night", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Portrait
A&M, 1978. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Merry Mancini Christmas
RCA, 1966. Very Good+
Classic holiday tunes from Henry Mancini! Hank's working in a mellow Holiday mode here – using fuller arrangements than usual for the session – to match the auspicious nature of the event! The first half is in a more popular mode that's in keeping with some of Mancini's themes for ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Album (second cover)
A&M, 1968. Very Good+
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good
A beautiful Christmas present from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – a selection of Holiday tunes all recast with their tremendous harmony sound! Frankie's nose is right out in the lead on most numbers, and thanks to production by Bob Crewe and arrangements by Sid Bass, even familiar ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Album
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good
Groovy Christmas work from French maestro Paul Mauriat – a set that's a bit more serious than some of Paul's other work from the 60s, but still plenty darn nice! Some of the tunes are familiar, others are originals by Mauriat – and the overall presentation has that nicely lean feel ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas With McGriff
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good
Man, despite the "Christmas" in the title, this is actually a very crazy LP of McGriff jazz organ material! It's got the whompin' "Christmas with McGriff" single on it, with lots of crazy effects, plus a lot more jammin' versions of Christmas tunes, nearly all of which are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dot, Early 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI, Late 50s. Very Good+
One of THE greatest Christmas albums of all time – and a record that really helped define the Holiday genre for the full length LP! At the time of the set, David Seville and his Chipmunks were almost just a one-off novelty act for 50s AM radio – but this album forever cemented their ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Clancy Brothers Christmas
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, 1994. Near Mint-
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Columbia, 1952. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Cesta, Late 60s. Very Good
Charlies Palmieri produced these sides and Quijano's band includes Bobby Nelson on alto sax & flute, Israel "Cachao" Lopez on bass, Rafael Cortijo on drums & chorus, Alberto "Chocoloate" Armenteros on trumpet and Manny Corchado on timbales and many others. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Synth For Christmas
Spindletop, 1985. Sealed
A cool Christmas record – recorded on a synclavier! LP, Vinyl record album
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Bailables Navidenos
Borinquen, Mid 60s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Funky Christmas
King/Polygram, Late 60s. Used
Excellent funky Christmas! Not everyone knows it, but James Brown cut a fair number of Christmas albums during the 60s – 3 albums, and a bunch of singles to be exact! They're all super-rare, but this great comp brings together some of the best material from those years – and nearly ... CD
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RCA, 1960s. Very Good+
Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Mama Liked The Roses", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "If Every Day Was Like Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
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Cadet, 1966. Very Good-
Why thank you – we will! Kenny does too, as he grooves nicely and gently over arrangements by Richard Evans, perfectly crafted in that soul jazz mode of his 60s work for Chess – not Kenny's most challenging format, to be sure, but proof that he often works better in a more structured ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Album
Shout Factory/BMG, 1968. Used
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell ... CD
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Christmas
MPS, 1972. Very Good
A groovy batch of Christmas carols from the Singers Unlimited, harmonizing in their trademark mellow, jazzy style over some nice arrangements by group member Gene Puerling. Most of the tunes here are taken in short versions, with 17 number sin all, including "Deck The Halls", "Caroli ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gusto, 1950s. Sealed
A classic collection of Holiday tunes pulled from the 50s LA R&B scene – some of the first great secular soul tracks recorded for the season, and proof of the growing power of west coast R&B at the time! Titles include Charles Brown's classic "Merry Christmas Baby", plus ... LP, Vinyl record album
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White Christmas
Dot, Mid 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1962. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Yuletide Song Fest For The Entire Family
RCA, 1959. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Merry Christmas All
MJS, Early 80s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Bless This House
Buddah, 1975. Very Good+
A relatively ambitious Christmas album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – done in a rich style that's clearly meant to be more seriously reverent of the Holiday than their usual soul hits of the time! The best numbers here are the ones that are the most laidback – letting the group ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kapp, Early 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Santa's Groove (voc, radio, dub, bonus beat)
Slice, 1987. Near Mint-
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Coche, 1987. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1970. Near Mint-
Includes the classic "Feliz Navidad" – plus "Mary's Little Boy Child", "We Three Kings", "The First Noel", and "The Cherry Tree Carol". LP, Vinyl record album
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Calypso Christmas
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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MGM, 1960s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good-
Patti Page brings a special sort of warmth to these Holiday tunes – an approach that almost feels more postwar than the mid 60s date of the record – thanks to a seasonal sound that's pretty timeless overall! Patti's singing style is a bit different than on her non-Christmas work for ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Have A Happy Holiday
RCA, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Christmas on the Ponderosa – with music by Dick Reynolds and Joe Reisman! LP, Vinyl record album
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MGM, Late 60s. Sealed
Includes performances by Merv, with Arthur Treacher, Gilbert Price, Pat Marand, and a young David Soul! LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1968. Sealed
Great Christmas parody work from Homer & Jethro! LP, Vinyl record album
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MGM, Early 70s. Sealed
All the great songs from the famous Holiday special – including vocals from Mickey Rooney and Keenan Wynn! LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Treasure
RCA, 1967. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Feliz Navidad (remastered edition)
Fania, 1979. Used
A nice little late 70s salsa holiday release from the great Hector Lavoe, Yomo Toro and Daniel Santos – plus Johnny Pacheco, Jose Torres, Jose Rodriguez, Papo Vanzquez and other great players. Essentially it's Hector's third Christmas release, and it's a sizzling and solid one! Includes ... CD
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Holly & Ivy
Elektra, 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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Popular Songs Of Christmas & New Year's
Varrick, 1983. Near Mint-
A lesser-known later entry in Fahey's holiday oeuvre! LP, Vinyl record album
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Noel
Vanguard, 1966. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas In The Congo
Philips, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI, Early 60s. Sealed
Alvin, Dave, and crew continue their merry Christmas mayhem – playfully delivering new versions of older Christmas favorites, all topped off by the mad studio wizardry of David Seville! If you can take squeaky-voiced rodents as much as we do, you'll love the album's versions of "Deck ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, Mid 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1963. Very Good+
Ben, Hoss, Little Joe and all of the Ponderosa wish you a Merry Christmas – and if we weren't already pure suckers for the musical stylings of Lorne Greene – this one with the cast of Bonanza would have done the trick! What should come off as cornpone hokum is a whole lot of good ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Chancellor, Early 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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That Christmas Feeling
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Gospel Songs At Christmas
Mistletoe, 1970s. Very Good+
A selection of gospel Holiday tunes – with titles that include "When Was The Baby Born" by Swan Silvertones, "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" and "Oh What A Wonderful Child" by Shirley Caesar, "The Lords Prayer" by James Cleveland, "A Child Is ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 25, 2014


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