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June Christy's This Time of Year

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If you holiday cynics have only ONE Christmas album, this is the one to have!

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I learned about this one on this board. I like it a lot, and I'm not particularly cynical. :):mellow:<_<

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One of the few June Christy albums this holiday cynic failed to purchase.

Will be looking for it in view of the recommendations. Hopefully for next year's Christmas!

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Love June Christy. I should check this one out.

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This will have to wait until next year - it probably won't arrive before the holidays.

Please post your reminder early in November next year! ;)

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thank you Couw - we're getting along very well these days -

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thank you Couw - we're getting along very well these days -

I think it's something they put in the tap water

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actually, I did once suggest that they should put prozac in every city's drinking water - might just be happening right now - of course, for me, the alternative is the Clockwork Orange method -

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All the songs on this LP were written specifically for it. It's a concept album, of sorts, about someone trying to reconcile the idealization of the holiday season with the realities of life. Unusual for a Christmas album of this period to take such a view of things. Probably the most famous song on it is "The Merriest," which has shown up on a a few Capitol Christmas comps over the past ten years or so.

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I ordered it. Should get here in a few days.

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I guess I should find it in my holdings and spin it. . . it is nearly Xmas.

I just. . . really don't spin Xmas music. This one is a good one though, enjoyed it last season.

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This will have to wait until next year - it probably won't arrive before the holidays.

Please post your reminder early in November next year! ;)

Second!

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So who has listened to this since I posted this topic two years ago? This album is so great I allow myself to listen to it only once a season, I don't want to wear it out. God Pete Rugolo is so great.

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June has always been my favorite singer and I didn't even know of this album! Is it the same general period as 'The Misty...' and 'Fair and Warmerr?

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June has always been my favorite singer and I didn't even know of this album! Is it the same general period as 'The Misty...' and 'Fair and Warmerr?

Yes, 1961, Capitol, with Pete Rugolo.

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This will have to wait until next year - it probably won't arrive before the holidays.

Please post your reminder early in November next year! ;)

Second!

I forgot about this!

Since everyone has dropped the ball about reminding the rest of us in early November, TTK I appoint you to do so next November.

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Since everyone has dropped the ball about reminding the rest of us in early November, TTK I appoint you to do so next November.

It's on my calendar. In the interim, do you guys need me to pick up anything from the supermarket while I'm out? ;)

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TTK, thanks for the recommendation.

I have never listened to June Christy and am not familiar with her sound, but I saw this album mentioned in a thread related to Christmas music from a few years ago. How would you describe her sound/genre? And I'm quite curious about the theme of the album as you described it in one of the posts above -- does she reconcile these two things with more of a melancholy, hopeful or some other feeling/sound?

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So who has listened to this since I posted this topic two years ago? This album is so great I allow myself to listen to it only once a season, I don't want to wear it out. God Pete Rugolo is so great.

I got it two years ago and really dug it. Sometimes I even play it outside the holidays.

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Since everyone has dropped the ball about reminding the rest of us in early November, TTK I appoint you to do so next November.

It's on my calendar. In the interim, do you guys need me to pick up anything from the supermarket while I'm out? ;)

TTK, you're making me laugh!

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I have never listened to June Christy and am not familiar with her sound, but I saw this album mentioned in a thread related to Christmas music from a few years ago. How would you describe her sound/genre? And I'm quite curious about the theme of the album as you described it in one of the posts above -- does she reconcile these two things with more of a melancholy, hopeful or some other feeling/sound?

She started out as one of Stan Kenton's singers, after Anita O'Day and after (I think) Chris Conner. Vocally, I think she is kind of similar to Chris Conner. Her voice has both a dark timbre but also has a bounce and conveys a sense of lightness, if that makes sense. Her best albums were done for Capitol (after Kenton) with arrangements by THEE GREAT PETE RUGOLO. I would start with either "Something Cool," "Gone for the Day" or "The Misty Miss Christy." If you get "Something Cool," be sure you're getting the original mono (the stereo was a re-record). Avoid her volume in the Capitol "Great Ladies of Song" series. It focuses too much on ballads and is not a good representation of her style overall, IMHO.

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