The Frank DeVol's The Old Sweet Songs of Christmas is now available on CDClub 33 said:I figured I'd follow Jay's lead and get into the holiday spirit here. Thanks to Horizons for providing a reference recording. For some more information on the loop you can check out his blog.
There remains but one track left to identify- The First Noel/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, which may be one track or two but in any case both are definitely from the same artist, and feature a guitar duet.
01 - Sleigh Ride - Arthur Fieldler - Christmas For the 90s (2:57)
02 - O' Christmas Tree (O' Tannenbaum) - Paul Mauriat - A Paul Mauriat Christmas (1:57)
03 - Winter Wonderland - Hagood Hardy - The Christmas Album (2:29)
04 - O Joy Over Joy - James Last - Holiday Classics (2:13)
05 - White Christmas/We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra - The Old Sweet Songs of Christmas :vinyl: (2:49)
06 - Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly - Percy Faith & His Orchestra - Music of Christmas (2:57)
07 - The First Noel (1:09)
08 - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (0:43)
09 - O Tannenbaum - Richard Clayderman - The World's Most Popular Pianist Plays Christmas Favorites (2:20)
10 - We Three Kings of Orient Are - Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad (2:12)
11 - O Come All Ye Faithful - Waldo de los Rios - Christmas with Waldo de los Rios :vinyl: (3:08)
12 - White Christmas - Richard Clayderman - The World's Most Popular Pianist Plays Christmas Favorites (2:40)
13 - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Percy Faith & His Orchestra - Music of Christmas (2:48)
14 - Good King Wenceslas - Percy Faith & His Orchestra - Music of Christmas (3:09)
15 - The Little Drummer Boy - Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains - Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains (3:14)
16 - Here Comes Santa Clause/March of the Toys - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra - The Old Sweet Songs of Christmas :vinyl: (2:14)
17 - The First Noel - Chet Atkins - Christmas with Chet Atkins (1:49)
18 - O du Fröhliche - Gheorghe Zamfir - A Christmas Portrait (2:48)
19 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Percy Faith - Christmas is... Percy Faith (2:28)
20 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Waldo de los Rios - Christmas with Waldo de los Rios :vinyl: (3:07)
21 - Mary's Boy Child - The Living Strings - The Spirit of Christmas (3:18)
22 - Santa Clause is Coming to Town - Richard Clayderman - The World's Most Popular Pianist Plays Christmas Favorites (1:04) [Fades out]
After spending several hours trying to retype the list in Jay's CD/iTunes/MP3 format I eventually gave up due to problems I was having in the editor with such a long list. About half of the songs are available on iTunes, however, and most are available on CD. The Spirit of Christmas, which contains track 21, was only just re-released on CD last month. Manuel & The Music of the Mountains seems to be hard to track down on American sites but is easily available as am MP3 download on Amazon.co.uk. Albums that are, to my knowledge, only available on Vinyl have the :vinyl: icon next to them (thanks to Jay for adding that).
The Little Drummer Boy is now available in the US as an mp3 at Amazon.com
Has anyone identified Track 07 or 08?
Thank you so much to Club 33 for the above post.