Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas With Jack Jones, U. S. A. F.

Here's something interesting posted by Sanity Clause at Sanity Clause's Shanty. It's one side of an LP produced by the U. S. Air Force featuring Jack Jones doing some Christmas tunes. It's pretty cool and I've never seen another copy shared. Here's what he says:

"Several years ago I purchased part of a library of records which had belonged to a defunct radio station. There were lots of lps of public service announcements, ads, generic spots, etc. This is one which ended up in my Christmas collection. I've always liked Jack Jones' version of "Mistletoe And Holly" which serves as the theme for this Program produced by the U. S. Air Force during the sixties. The cover I've always found poignant, what with U. S. airmen and Santa trying to bring cheer to Vietnamese children while we...well, I won't get into that. Merry Christmas to all and when was that peace on earth going to begin?"

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

More Christmas Joy

After the popularity of "Christmas In November" I thought I'd add to the general air of gaiety with two singles from the Vietnam War era. The first is "The Christmas Letter" by Little Teresa Ann in which our heroine writes to Santa to explain how, at age six, she would do without any toys if only her Daddy could be by her side instead of in Vietnam. The second single is "Daddy Won't Be Home For Christmas" by Two & A Half. Here, Mommy reads Daddy's letter explaing why Daddy is away in a foreign land and why he and others must fight and die.

I dedicate this post to the men, women and children who will have this kind of Christmas again this year. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all.

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