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The Norman Luboff Choir Calypso Holiday / Songs of Christmas

Calypso Holiday / Songs of Christmas
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2 Original LPs on 1 CD

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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Collectables Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Calypso Carnival
  • 2.The Proposal
  • 3.Balance
  • 4.Water
  • 5.Yellow Bird
  • 6.Dance De Limbo
  • 7.Sound De Fire Alarm
  • 8.Bamboo-Tamboo
  • 9.Pig Knuckles And Rice
  • 10.Like My Heart
  • 11.Fisherman's Song
  • 12.Dansez Calenda
  • 13.Joy To The World / I Saw Three Ships / We Three Kings Of Orient Are / O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • 14.What Child Is This? / Twelve Days Of Christmas / Baloo Lammy
  • 15.Medley: The Holly And The Ivy / A La Nanita Nana / Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine / Whence Comes This Rush Of Wings
  • 16.Medley: The First Noel / Wassail, Wassail All Over The Town / God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • 17.Oh Tannenbaum / O Holy Night / Conventry Carol
  • 18.Medley: The Wassail Song (Here We Come A’Wassailing) / Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) / Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly / Silent Night, Holy Night

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: CALYPSO HOLIDAY (1957)/SONGS OF CHRISTMAS (1956).
Includes liner notes by Al Fichera.
Calypso Holiday/Songs of Christmas reissues a pair of late-'50s LPs by the Norman Luboff Choir, undoubtedly not a high priority on many music fans' lists of records that need to be reissued, but an enjoyable compilation nonetheless. The first appeared in the wake of the big calypso boom sparked by Harry Belafonte, and includes the requisite shakers among a few white-bread attempts at sounding "ethnic." The chorus singing is good, though, and the arrangements are played especially well on "The Proposal" and "Yellow Bird" (the latter an easy listening standard penned by Luboff himself). The second is exactly what anyone could expect: hushed melodies of Christmas chestnuts with little beyond an organ in the way of accompaniment for the chorus of voices. ~ John Bush

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 10,223
  • UPC: 090431606124
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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