Readers Digest Christmas Album "Joyous Noel"

Produced by RCA custom products, catalog #RDA-57A released 1968.
This 4 L.P. set was produced by RCA custom and included Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Glenn Miller, Perry Como, John McCormick, Robert Shaw Chorale, Marian Anderson, Harry Belafonte, John Gary, Henry Mancini, Jim Reeves, The Ames Brothers, Norman Luboff Choir, and many more.
This set is notable because it includes several selections from the early days of recorded music, like the big band era of the 1930s and even earlier!

Track Listing.

L.P. #1, side A:  "Merry Christmas from the World's Great Pop Artists"
1- White Christmas - John Gary
2- Deck The Halls - Ames Brothers
3- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - The Three Suns
4- The Twelve Days of Christmas - Harry Belafonte
5- C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S - Eddy Arnold
6- The Little Drummer Boy - Henry Mancini

L.P. #,1 Side B:  "Merry Christmas from the World's Great Pop Artists"
1- I'll be Home for Christmas - Perry Como
2- Sleigh Ride - Melachrino Strings and Orchestra
3- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Gisele MacKenzie
4- Christmas in Killarney - Dennis Day
5- Silver Bells - Floyd Cramer
6- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Anita Kerr Singers

L.P. #2, Side A:  "Merry Christmas from the World's Great Artists"
1- Joy to the World - Robert Shaw Chorale
2- Away in a Manger - Mario Lanza
3- Rise up, Shepherd, an' Foller - Dorothy Maynor
4- The Holy City - Jerome Hines
5- O Little Town of Bethlehem - Richard Crooks
6- Ave Maria - Marian Anderson,  Recorded 1936.

L.P. #2, Side B:  "Merry Christmas from the World's Great Artists"
1- O Christmas Tree - Mario Lanza
2- The Virgin's Slumber Song - Blanche Thebom
3- Ave Maria - John McCormack & Fritz Kreisler,  Recorded 1914.
4- Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Robert Shaw Chorale
5- Angel's Song - Marian Anderson
6- Buon Natale (Christmastime in Rome) - Sergio Franchi

L.P. #3, Side A:  "Yuletide Favorites of Yesterday and Today"
1- We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Lorne Greene
2- Mary's Little Boy Chile - Harry Belafonte
3- Winter Wonderland - John Gary
4- What Child is This? - Voices of Walter Schumann
5- Frosty the Snowman - Vaughn Monroe
6- An Old Christmas Card - Jim Reeves

L.P. 3, Side B:  "Yuletide Favorites of Yesterday and Today"
1- The First Nowell - Robert Shaw Chorale
2- The Christmas Song - Perry Como
3- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Kate Smith
4- I Saw Three Ships - Mario Lanza
5- Go Tell It on the Mountain - George Beverly Shea
6- Do You Hear What I Hear? - Norman Luboff Choir

L.P. #4, Side A:  "Merry Christmas from Golden Voices of the Past"
1- Adeste Fideles - John McCormack
2- Nazareth - Richard Crooks,  Recorded 1933.
3- Cantique de Noel (Oh Holy Night) - Enrico Caruso
4- Panis Angelicus - John McCormack
5- Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus) - Giovanni Martinelli
6- Silent Night: (Medley)
In German - Ernestine Schumann-Heink,  In English - James Melton

L.P. #4, Side B:  "Christmas Fun"
1- Jingle Bells - Glenn Miller Orchestra
2- All I Want for Christmas - Spike Jones and his City Slickers
3- Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Ames Brothers
4- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Hank Locklin
5- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Mimi Hines
6- Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Freddy Martin Orchestra

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