Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday recording

Happy Holidays vol. 22: this one seems a little more together than vol. 16 a bit heavier on country acts NTTAWWT. oh, forgot to mention these are promo albums for True Value Hardware. I also got this one for 25 cents. w007! anyhoo, nice version of Silent Night by Ella Fitzgerald. kinda wish Dolly Parton had provided a more acoustic sounding White Christmas, but it was the eighties. which is probably why this whole thing was a bit bland.

Christmas in Zitherland - Ruth Welcome: not as exciting as it sounds, and I was so looking forward to this one. Her playing is very mellow and there's some chime or celesta accompaniment which is nice, but there's no pacing, the whole thing is slow and slower. anyway, first side is traditional tunes, second side is pop stuff. but really it takes effort to make Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer relaxing.