Welcome to episode 84 of Holly Jolly X’masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the 1964 compilation, “Golden Christmas Party.”
This is a great album and I was awfully glad to add it to my collection. The fact that Michishiro is on it yet the guys in Japan didn’t know about it really surprised me. It gives me hope that I’ll be able to uncover some more rarities. I’ve found a few things on 8-track and Laser Disc that they don’t include on their lists, but I’m not quite willing to invest in those. Of the two, I’d probably get an 8-track player long before I’d consider Laser Discs, although neither are in my plans at the moment. I’m content to focus on vinyl, shellac, flexis, cassettes and CD’s.
Speaking of which, I’ve managed to carve out some time to get caught up on my vinyl backlog. I still have a sizeable pile to get through, but I’ve added quite a few albums and singles to iTunes in the past week. A lot of that effort has been in preparation for my Christmas in July episode. Be sure to tune in for that on the 25th because I’ll be including a few really rare tracks you can’t hear anywhere else. Up first, though, is another real treat. I’ll be covering the Christmas music of the Spacemen. Their Christmas output consists of just one EP and two singles, but it’s some of the coolest Christmas music to come out of Japan in the 1960s.
As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.
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Author: Scott Leopold
Title: Episode 84: Golden Christmas Party