Friday, December 22, 2017

"New" Christmas Albums for 2017

Our Christmas library gets bigger and bigger each year. We have been busy recording an eclectic mix of albums for inclusion in this year's Vinyl Christmas. This is a great mix of old and new.

My favorite new album is by Tracey Thorn, the vocalist from the band Everything But The Girl. Her album, Tinsel and Lights from 2012 is sublime; perhaps my favorite Christmas album.  I guarantee you will not be hearing any tracks from this album on terrestrial radio.

Brenda Lee, of course, is a staple for holiday classics. But she has other songs beyond "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree."  Ray Charles is new this year, too. Jazz vocalist Kenny Rankin has some wonderful takes on Christmas classics. Another Elvis is in the mix, too.

Plus, a very great (and rare) album from 1978:  Christmas Disco.

Take a listen. Vinyl Christmas runs through December 27 - Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

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