Living Voices – Sing Christmas Music + The Little Drummer Boy (1962+65/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Living Voices – Sing Christmas Music + The Little Drummer Boy (1962+65/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:17/28:44 minutes | 1,11/1,04 GB | Genre: Holiday
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

RCA’s wildly successful Living Stereo series spawned a number of ensembles with Living in their titles; the two that folks remember these days are The Living Strings and The Living Voices. Both groups were the brainchild of RCA’s trailblazing female producer Ethel Gabriel, who assembled some of the finest studio musicians, arrangers and vocalists for lush, beautifully recorded albums aimed at a middle America eager to give their newly acquired stereo systems a spin. In particular, the two holiday albums featured on this twofer that she released with The Living Voices remain treasured among Christmas music aficionados for their ornate orchestration, innovative arrangements, and, most of all, sweeping stereo sound. The first, 1962’s Sing Christmas Music, had actually come out on the Living Stereo imprint in 1959 as Christmas Surprises from The Ralph Hunter Choir; choir director Hunter garnered two Grammy nominations that year for his album The Wild Wild West. Among the surprises was the introduction of orchestra of toys including the Hunter family s electric train and transformer to Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, and an intriguing rendition of The Indian Christmas Carol, which is credited as being the first North American Christmas song dating back to 1643! The second album, 1965’s The Little Drummer Boy, featured the legendary Anita Kerr Singers and production by Anita Kerr herself; the program varies from recent Broadway fare (Be a Santa from Subways Are for Sleeping; Pine Cones and Holly Berries from Here s Love) to warhorses like Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas to modern classics like Blue Christmas and the title tune.

Living Voices – Sing Christmas Music (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:17 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tracklist:
01 – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
02 – Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
03 – Jingle Bells
04 – Winter Wonderland
05 – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
06 – White Christmas
07 – Wassail Song
08 – Carol Medley: Joy to the World / God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
09 – The First Noël
10 – Indian Christmas Carol
11 – Latin Lullaby (Canción de Cuna)
12 – Silent Night
Arranged & Conducted by Ralph Hunter.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville.

Living Voices – The Little Drummer Boy (1965/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 28:44 minutes | 1,09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tracklist:
01 – Medley: Jingle Bells / Sleigh Ride
02 – A Holly Jolly Christmas
03 – Medley: Silver Bells / Little Christmas Tree Waltz
04 – Be a Santa
05 – Medley: Pine Cones and Holly Berries (It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas) / We Wish You a Merry Christmas
06 – The Little Drummer Boy
07 – Do You Hear What I Hear
08 – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
09 – Blue Christmas
10 – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve

Arranged & Conducted by Anita Kerr.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville.

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