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Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Popular Players' Orchestra: The Pop Christmas Melodies

POP goes the Holiday!

Here's one that's a bit lighter and more casual than the Heavy-Handed Sound of Organs and Chimes.
It's from 1959 on the Rondo-lette label (an even lower budget division of Rondo Records). It's a nice, simple record that makes for good listening by the fireplace on a cold night.

The liner notes refer to this music as: "popular jazz style with a slight beat, with a little feeling of the intimate jazz, but always in good taste." I don't know about you, but I can't stand intimate jazz that's done in bad taste!

  1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  3. Let it Snow
  4. White Christmas
  5. Little Jack Frost
  6. The Christmas Song
  7. Silent Night, Holy Night
  8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  9. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
  10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  11. Happy Holiday
  12. Jingle Bells
I decided to allow Traitor Vic to leave the closet that I've had him in for a few minutes in order to help me get in the mood for this record. I put him to work at the bar and this is what he came up with.

He got the recipe from the packaging on a CD by Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra (1996, Milan Records 7313835820-2) called "A Christmas Cocktail". It's a great record and was sponsored by Smirnoff, who also supplied the included cocktail recipes.

Rudolph's Martini 2¼ oz. Smirnoff vodka
3 oz. cranberry juice cocktail

Pour ingredients into Cocktail Shaker filled with ice and shake.
Strain into Cocktail Glass and garnish with Cranberries.


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que rico el rudolph martini.
que maravillas tiene ud, oiga.
muchas gracias por la gran labor.

aggnès a sus pies


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