Well folks, here is the whole shebang as promised (if a few days late).
I’m proud of how it turned out. As you know, I compile this on a day-to-day basis and so ‘m never sure how it’s going to turn out or if the music is going to flow. I think this one works pretty well. I hope you do too.
Thanks to all the folks that made this year a fantastic one here at FaLaLaLaLa. I’m looking forward to what we can do in 2009!
1. Deck The Hall – The London Sound 70 Orchestra and Chorus
2. Chree-See-Mus – The King Sisters & Family
3. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Ace Cannon
4. Cool Yule – The J’s With Jamie
5. White Christmas – Lira do Mestre Lula
6. Jingle Bell Rock/Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Living Guitars
7. When Christmas Comes to Our House – Dottie Evans with The Brigadiers Quartet
8. The Christmas Song – Mike Sammes Singers
9. Holly Boy – Betty Cox
10. Happy Holiday – George Garabedian
11. Escuchad, Escuchad – Los T.N.T.
12. Merry Christmas, Darling – The Singing Angels
13. Snow Flake – Pebbles and Bamm Bamm
14. Winter Wonderland – Lester Lanin and His Orchestra
15. Wassail Song: The First Noel: O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum): Green Needles – Living Voices
16. Silver Bells – Pete Fountain
17. When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter – The Caroleers
18. Noite Silenciosa (Silent Night) – Os Velhinhos Transviados
19. Christmas Time’s A Coming – Bill Anderson
20. The Skater’s Waltz – Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra
21. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Four Aces
22. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Ralph Hunter Choir
23. Christmas Chopsticks – The Mike Sammes Singers
24. Escuchad, Los Ãngeles Cantan – Waldo de los Rios
25. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Ray Martin, His Orchestra and Chorus
Compiled by The King of Jingaling – Christmas 2008
Audio Editing & Processing by Brad Ross-MacLeod
Illustrations by Amy Mebberson Design & layout by Brad Ross-MacLeod
Deep appreciation & thanks to: Ernie, Rob, Stephen, Dinsdale Kringle, Ed, Mitchell, Andy Cirzan, Jon Solomon, Stubbysfears, PDMan, Mr. Christmas, Kevin (Inkydog), Bumble, SanityClause, Lynda, and all of the insane members of FaLaLaLaLa.
Infinite gratitude: To the writers, arrangers, conductors, singers, musicians, producers, record companies–thanks for the beautiful music and I hope that my work keeps your work alive! Most especially to Stu Phillips. It was great to talk with a musical hero!
Infinite love to my girls–Josie, Lydia and Ella–who are the heart of Christmas to me.
For Manga (1912 – 2008)
Listen to the 2008 ADVENTure in Carols below: