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It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

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All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Hampton String Quartet: "What if Mozart Wrote 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'" / Don Raleigh & His Orchestra: Christmas at Home

Alright. Let's Remain Serious (for a few minutes anyway…)

Got two Holiday Gifts for you all this time.

The first of the two is nearly as "Serious" as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra record. It's by The Hampton String Quartet, who play Pop and Rock tunes in a stuffy, high-toned Chamber Music style. It can be pretty funny at times (their version of "Sympathy for the Devil" is quite good) and is always entertaining. This 1986 album was their debut.

NOTE: This record is BACK IN PRINT! YAY! The link below now leads to
The Hampton String Quartet's Website, where it can be purchased on CD.

  1. White Christmas
  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  4. The Little Drummer Boy
  5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  6. We Need a Little Christmas
  7. Winter Wonderland
  8. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
  9. Frosty the Snowman
  10. Do You Hear What I Hear?
And then we can relax a bit with this one. It's got some arty stuff on it, but it also includes a good bit of good lounge style easy listening and a fair number of organ instrumentals. In other words... It's all mixed up.

Don Raleigh & His Orchestra: Christmas at Home

  1. White Christmas
  2. Winter Wonderland
  3. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  4. One Little Candle
  5. Jingle Bells
  6. The Night Before Christmas
  7. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  8. Jingle Bells
  9. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  10. Joy to the World
  11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  12. Good King Wenceslas
  13. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  14. Jingle Bells

Also... This one is Monophonic, so it will only use half as much of your iPod's battery power as the Ali Lohan Christmas CD.



johnny dollar said...

sweet! thanks man ~ happy merry.

mike weber/fairportfan said...

HSQ's "What if Mozart Wrote 'Roll Over Beethoven'?" may be their best - "Get a Job" alone is worth the price of entry.

robin said...

Rapidshare say your link is not found in their files.

Is this Hampton SQ mp3 still available?