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Friday, December 07, 2007

Ferrante & Teicher: Snowbound / Various Artists: Yulesville!

Double the Holiday Excitement!!!

Hey! Looka Me! I've got TWO THINGS on my DESKTOP!!! They Point Upward! They're Rounded! This is Cool!!!

Two is Always Better Than One!!! Right!?! Like… Two Dollars is Twice as Good as One Dollar. And Two Broken Knees is… Wait… Okay. But… DOUBLE INDEMNITY means… You Got Your Ass Kicked TWICE!?!

This isn't going quite as well as I'd planned.

I say… Who Cares! We can MAKE TWO BETTER THAN ONE here at the ol' Tuna Melt!

For instance…

I'm going to post this record even though it has been posted by others before! This is a rip at 320kbps from a pretty good piece of wax. And it's a record by one of my favorite Piano Duos, Ferrante & Teicher!

Some may argue that it's not really a Christmas Record, but a Winter Record. They are allowed to do so and, while I will not agree with them, I will not disagree with them.

Here it is!

Ferrante & Teicher: Snowbound
  1. Snowbound
  2. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
  3. Sleighride
  4. Moonlight in Vermont
  5. Skaters Waltz
  6. Jingle Bells
  7. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Brazilian Sleigh Bells
  10. Moonlight Serenade
  11. June in January
  12. Happy Sleigh Ride
Next up is a Promotional Disc from Warner Brother's from 1987. This was a point at which the record industry was simply grasping at whatever might possibly help it to keep making the billions of dollars it needed to keep making in order to continue being… The Record Industry? Yep. That was it.

It contains a few good songs (all of which have since been released on CD) and a few HORRIBLE songs (which will, hopefully, NEVER be released on CD) and several Spoken Word Holiday Messages from The Stars of 1987. You know… People like Ice-T, Madonna, Joey Ramone, George Harrison and Brian Wilson. And Really Cool People like 54.40, Sherrick and Siedah Garrett (whoever the hell they are/were?).

It has some cool stuff on it, though, and may come in handy to those of you who create Holiday Mixes.

Various Artists: Yulesville! Part 1
  1. Musical Intro (Jingle Bells) - Uncredited Artist
  2. Yulesville - Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes
  3. Happy Christmas Message - George Harrison
  4. Hot Club of Christ - Aztec Camera
  5. Happy Holidays Message - Depeche Mode
  6. Happy Holidays Message w/ Cell Phone Interuption - Depeche Mode
  7. Silent Night / Erasure Christmas - Erasure
  8. Have a Safe and Happy New Year - 54.40
  9. The Bass Player Sings - 54.40
  10. Christmastime - 54.40
  11. My Night Before Christmas - Julie Brown
  12. We Three Kings - Book of Love
  13. Happy Holidays Message - Joey Ramone
  14. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) - The Ramones
  15. Merry Christmas Message - Brian Wilson
  16. Merry Christmas Message - Brian Wilson
  17. 2000 Miles - The Pretenders
  18. Happy Holidays Ho Ho Ho - Santa Claus

Various Artists: Yulesville! Part 2
  1. Musical Interlude (We Wish You a Merry Christmas) - Uncredited Artist
  2. Don't Drive Drunk!!! - Madonna
  3. The Real Meaning of Christmas - The Winans
  4. Christmas Message - Siedah Garrett
  5. Holiday Greeting - The Bee Gees
  6. Merry Christmas - The Force M.D.'s
  7. I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas - The Force M.D.'s
  8. Holiday Rap - Ice T
  9. Christmas Message - Sherrick
  10. What I Want (for Christmas) - The New Monkees
  11. Happy Holidee - Christine McVie
  12. Christmas Greeting - Christine McVie
  13. Holiday Message - Randy Travis
  14. White Christmas Always Makes Me Blue - Randy Travis
  15. Merry Christmas from Los Lobos - Cesar Rosas & Steve Berlin
  16. Los Lobos Merry Christmas Intro - Cesar Rosas & Steve Berlin
  17. The Christmas Song - Los Lobos
  18. Another Lonely Christmas - Prince


Zer0_II said...

I've added you to Various/Eclectic category on my blogroll @ http://music-bloggers.blogspot.com as you requested. It's not necessary, but if you would like to link back to the blogroll I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks and keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME -- totally digging the Yulesville grooves thrill.

Diggit! Happy Holly Haze, Vic!

Eddie Riff said...

Thanks for Yulesville! I've been looking for a copy for quite a while. I have copies of "Winter Warnerland," the followup to Yulesville and "Adventures In Carols" by Ferrante & Teicher if you need them. Since you enjoyed "Christmas In November" so much, I've added more "cheery" Christmas songs from the Vietnam War era. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Snowbound is a great record, at least what I can hear so far. Makes me nostalgic for a past that I never really had. But sadly track 3, "Sleighride" is unlistenable. I keep getting a "CRC failed in 03 Sleighride.mp3 -- The file is corrupt" error. If there is any chance you could re-up just that one tune or the entire album, if that's easier, I would immensely appreciate it. Thanks.

Traitor Vic said...

Ooooooh! Thanks for the Heads-up, Anon. I guess the file may have become corrupt during its upload. I'm in a bit of a rush at the moment (on my way to a Holiday Soirée!) but am tossing the original Mp3 up to Rapidshare even as I type. I'll stick a link back up on the post in just a moment (and check more deeply into this problem later on this evening).


Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for your help. In the interim I tried the original RS link again and that seemed to solve the problem. I've since bought a couple of CD's by the same duo which have wonderfully cheezey covers. They both look a bit like Steve Allen. I've always been aware of F & T peripherally and via the Ultra-Lounge series, but SNOWBOUND really turned me on to them. So once again, thank you very much.

Traitor Vic said...

Always happy to spread the joy that is Ferrante & Teicher! If you haven't already, get over to Space Age Pop and check out their biography (http://www.spaceagepop.com/ferrante.htm). Pay extra special attention to the two different categories into which their music fall. The Prepared Piano Works (pre-1961 recordings) are really fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this classic promo. Do you have a copy of Winter Warnerland on CD? It has a few bonus tracks not found on the record rip that has been posted.

Traitor Vic said...

Yep! Bought it back when it came out, as a matter of fact (I have a bit of a Christmas Music Fetish, I suppose...). It is a great disc.

Anonymous said...

Can you put up a link for Winter Warnerland? You are my Christmas master.

Traitor Vic said...


Sorry it took so long...

Anonymous said...


I'm having some issues with Part 2 of Yulesville. Basically, you can get to the main page (with the speed dials) but when you try hitting a button, it always goes to an error page.

Often it claims I'm already downloading something when I'm not and yet, if I immediately try a different file, it lets me download straight away without problems.

Do you think you can fix this? Maybe re-upload it as a 'new' file with a fresh link to it. If so, it'd be much appreciated.

Many thanks, in advance.


Traitor Vic said...

Thanks for the note, JJ.

Rapidshare has made some pretty drastic changes in how it offers access to non-paying users lately. I've been loading files up to Mediafire recently and will put both of the Yulesville zips up on it this evening.

In the meantime... I've noticed that access to the Rapidshare posts is greater after about 6:00PM, Eastern Time. I don't know that it is universal, but you might want to try downloading in the evening.

Traitor Vic said...

Yulesville Pts. 1 & 2 now posted to Mediafire! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!


Apollo Zero Jukebox said...

Hey, would you mind reposting part 1.. seems to be down. Thanks!!!

pattirules said...

can we get part 1 reuppesd please?

HFM said...

I'm WAY late to this party . . . but any chance of getting a re-up of Yulesville, or possibly have it sent my way? I'd be very happy to reciprocate with anything from my own music blog:


I'd greatly appreciate it - thanks!

adilson said...

Boa Noite, Vc disponibiliza link para baixar,musicas te agradeço pela sua atenção.Obrigado