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 soundtracks of the time – working some cheery arrangements of tunes that include "Little Drummer Boy", "The Christmas Song", "White Christmas", and a few holiday medleys. The second half gets a bit more serious, and approaches the spiritual nature with a number of medleys featuring traditional Christmas songs – but also includes the original Mancini number "Carol For Another Christmas". Vocals are featured throughout the album, and solo instrumentation includes Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Pearl Kaufman on harpsichord, and Arthur Gleghorn on flute. © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.