Dec. 24 – The Golddiggers – Silent Night (1969)

One of the first Christmas albums I recorded from vinyl was “We Need A Little Christmas” by The Golddiggers.

The Golddiggers were most well known as performers/backup singers on Dean Martin’s TV show. This album was recorded during that period and is full of some great late 60’s Christmas spirit.

The lead vocal on this particular number was provided by 19 year-old Nancy Bonetti (now Nancy Bonetti Ray), who I’ve chatted with a bit on Facebook.

It’s great that this fantastic Christmas music is now available for all to hear again and it’s nice to connect to the people that performed it and give them the credit and appreciation they deserve!

Merry Christmas, Nancy!


Here’s the track listing so far (links are to purchase MP3 at Amazon):

    1. Deck The Halls – The Music City Brass
    2. Christmas Candy – Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
    3. Ebenezer Scrooge – Teresa Brewer
    4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – John Klein
    5. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Joanie Sommers
    6. Frosty the Snowman – Esquivel and His Orchestra
    7. The Christmas Song – Judy Garland and Mel Torme
    8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – The Hollyridge Strings
    9. Mister Santa – Dorothy Collins
    10. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – The Three Suns
    11. Sleigh Ride – Ira Ironstrings
    12. Twelve Days of Christmas – Kenny Burrell
    13. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Tillotson
    14. Christmas Spirit – The Four Lads
    15. You Don’t Have to Be a Santa Claus – The Mill Brothers
    16. A Pocketful of Mistletoe – Sonny James
    17. Vive Le Vent (Jingle Bells) – Dalida
    18. Christmas Day is Coming – Los Blue Diamonds
    19. The Holiday of Love – The King Family
    20. The Little Drummer Boy – The Soulful Strings
    21. A Holly Jolly Christmas – The Fireside Singers
    22. Silver Bells – Doris Day
    23. Christmas Is… – Jack Jones
    24. Silent Night – The Golddiggers

Here’s the link to the whole mix: FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols

Check back each day between now and Christmas for a new song. And subscribe to the playlist on Spotify for updates as well.