Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Christmas Time/Happy New Year To You!

It's Christmas Time/Happy New Year to You! by The Qualities, Satur(n) Records, 1956(?)

This is a rare and messed up vocal/doo-wop record produced by Sun Ra and Alton Abraham. Sun Ra plays harmonium. Vocalists are unidentified.

I tried to transfer it, but my efforts failed. However, you can listen to the a-side here.
Happy Holidays to all. I'm going to try to take a break from posting until the new year.


Matthew said...

That's my all-time favorite Christmas song.
Thanks for all the great material this year. You incessantly invigorate my tumblr thing (credit always provided, of course).
Happy [this time of year]!

Paul + Wendy said...

incredible! i didn't realize that this version by yo la tengo was a cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b8dT_OpHuQ

merry christmas!

Dull Tool Dim Bulb said...

Man! Everybody wants to record a "standard" don't they? I think I heard Der Bingle sing this once. GREAT. Thanks!

Ben said...

happy holidays! this song rocks!

ahoi! said...

Hi Matthew, Paul, Jim and Ben,
Thanks for your comments.
The b-side is great too. Turns out, both sides are on the compilation Sun Ra: The Singles (Evidence, 1996).
Have a great holiday.

at swim-two-birds said...

Happy holidays:)