As you will see from the cover we have a vintage set of country artists giving their own, unique spin on Christmas. From the Texas Troubadour, Ernest Tubb on through Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves by way of Tennessee Ernest Ford to Queen of country music, Kitty Well, guitar picker extraordinaire Chet Atkins; who is never anything but tasteful with his playing plus stalwarts Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, and another singing cowboy Rex Allen the twin-set, mono-stereo collection doesn't lack in variation.
There is more as country boys Phil and Don Everly and The Chuck Wagon Gang are joined by Elton Britt and the likes of Red Sovine, Sonny James, Tex Williams and Martha Carson catching the eye with “Inspiration From Above” and “There’s A Higher Power” and with Hank Locklin joined by the Anita Kerr Singers tried and trusted favourite “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Kitty Wells also offers a version), and with a dash of Country Christmas humour Johnny Horton lifts the mood via “They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose”. Plus you have a spot of yodeling via “The Three Little Dwarfs” from Roy Rogers & The Rough Riders as share centre stage with the likes of cowboy swing of Rogers & Dale Evans “The Lord Is Gonna Take Good Care Of You” and a bunch more. Comedy act Homer & Jethro don’t disappoint as they bring some great humour to the table via “Santy Baby” and “The Night After Christmas” and the likes of Burl Ives.
Sure, they aren’t all aces, but you don’t have to go far to hear something of note —or a bummer (I found Tennessee Ernie Ford particularly hard to digest), which ever way you want to look at it.
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