Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Advent Calendar Day 21--Christmas Music

There were two Christmas albums that were constantly played by Mom when we were Growing Up Hughes. Last year Flipside featured Now Is The Caroling Season. Even now the three of us Hughes kids can't get enough of this LP....now in CD form. Certain songs bring back rich memories and a tear to my eye.

Second on my list of old family music albums is The Wonderful Songs of Christmas by the Harry Simone Chorale. This one was a little more difficult to identify and find. Back in the 1970's, I taped the two albums and used that tape throughout the years. As mentioned in last year's Christmas music blog, even my two boys grew up hearing the two "Hughes" albums.

Over the years, portions of the tapes wore out and memory of the actual names of the albums became non-existent.

I wanted those two LP's....in CD form, if possible and took a spin around Ebay. Finding the Now is the Caroling Season album was easy.....the Harry Simone Chorale was a little more difficult. First off, I couldn't remember who the album was by.....my brother, Jeff, was able to supply that. One of my favorite songs on the album was Pat A Pan....not one of Jeff's...lol Again, out to Ebay, I spent much time looking at the songs on each and every Harry Simone album until I found the one! It has not been reissued in CD; however, with all the techno-freaks in my family.....that was not a problem.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. I can't imagine Christmas without some special music from long ago - for me, it's Burl Ives. I hear his voice and suddenly I'm five years old, and waiting for Grandma's Christmas dinner! :) Thank goodness for eBay. Glad you found your special music. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Music seems to conjure memories one way or the other for many of us. What fun to seek out the old time stuff we remember as kids too. I enjoyed your story about the New Orleans cemetery too, been there but did not get to visit the cemetery!