Well, Surprise, Surprise, I decided to make yet another post. This album is just too interesting to not share.
The Pied Pipers were a very famous vocal group from the 1940's. They backed up many great acts including Tommy Dorsey. They were so well known that even in the 50's Tops produced a couple albums featuring them. Sadly this album is not entirely comprised of Pied Piper material, rather a couple soloist appear on this album as well. Basically this album is half Pied Pipers and the rest is filled with material from a couple other artists. In an attempt to keep the album unified, Tops had the whole album backed by an Organist named George Marther. The two tracks I would recommend are "White Christmas" (0:04) and "The Christmas Song"(27:10)
I like the album, It sounds great in stereo, but rather dull in mono. The tracks are set up so that on the left channel you get the vocalists, and on the right channel you have the organ. You could almost get a two for one album by panning your stereo system by adjusting the sound to come out of just the left or right speaker. I did choose to leave this album unrestored just because it's to late in the season for me to restore it. Please enjoy this album, as the stereo copy of this album is hard to find.
Here's the link to the video, I can't seem to embed it here like I usually do. Here's the link toThe Pied Pipers and others Hollywood Vocalists!
White Christmas-Pied Pipers
Silent Night- Bill Reeve
Good King Wenceslas-Pied Pipers
The First Noel- Norma Zimmers
Good Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Pied Pipers
Joy To The World- Thurl Ravenscroft
Jingle Bells- Pied Pipers
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear-Norma Zimmers
O, Come All Ye Faithful- Pied Pipers
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing- John Gabreil
The Christmas Song- Doris Drew
Deck The Halls- Pied Pipers