Christmas top 5 2012 – #5

December 17, 2012

So, I know, I have not blogged a post in months. Changing jobs can do that. But I knew I had to come back for the annual Christmas top 5.
I love Bacharach tunes at any time of the year so why not at Christmas? I guess Burt was trying for Christmas immortality with this tune. Maybe it was popular when it came out but I had never heard it until last year when I came across an old LP of A&M Christmas songs, which included this number. Here it is as performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass from Herb’s Christmas Album, which I later picked up (Herb was the A in A&M, just so you know).

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Looking back

April 18, 2011

Perhaps it was because there was a record collector meet on eslewhere yesterday that the pickings at the Sunday swap meet were so few. I did come away though with Derek and Clives’ first album (I’ll play that one loud to annoy the neighbours) and a Bee Gees compilation. This particular Bee Gees record has four band members on the cover. That’s right – four! It wasn’t always only the 3 brothers Gibb. I wonder whatever happened to that fourth guy… Read the rest of this entry »