Various Artists "Goodyear: Best Of The Great Songs Of Christmas" LP (1970)
Details: Goodyear/Columbia Special Products "Best Of The Great Songs Of Christmas" release, 1970. The cover is NM and the record shows scuffs, but sounds great--!
Description: "For seventeen years, from 1961 through 1977, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company graced each Christmas season with an LP of holiday favorites by various artists, sold both at Goodyear stores and at Richfield (later ARCO) stations. For the first nine years, the albums always had the same title: "The Great Songs of Christmas." In 1970, the album was called "The Best of the Great Songs of Christmas" and featured songs already included in prior releases. The last seven albums had different titles each year (although the "Great Songs of Christmas" title was brought back for the 1975 and 1977 releases).
Until 1975, the albums were produced by Columbia Records through its Columbia Special Products subsidiary and most often featured artists from the Columbia stable. Whether by choice or by legal obligation, the same performances were often used on more than one album; I think most of The Barbara Streisand Christmas Album ended up spread out over several Goodyear albums. Selections were also sometimes edited down or together from their original form. The last three albums were released through RCA on the RCA Special Products label. Of course, RCA was no stranger to the Christmas album/tire company biz: they issued Christmas album series for both Firestone and BF Goodrich through the sixties and early seventies."
Grade: NM (Cover) / VG+ (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. John Davidson - First Noel
A2. The New York Philharmonic - Carol Of The Bells
A3. Anna Moffo - Joy Of The World
A4. Richard Tucker - The Lord's Prayer
A5. Mahalia Jackson - Away In A Manger
A6. Isaac Stern - Ave Maria
A7. Barbra Streisand - Silent Night
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Petula Clark - Happiest Christmas
B2. Tony Bennett - The Christmas Song
B3. Percy Faith And His Orchestra & Chorus - The Little Drummer Boy
B4. Andy Williams - Do You Hear What I Hear
B5. Doris Day - Toyland
B6. Steve Lawrence - The Night Before Christmas
B7. Ray Conniff & The Singers - We Wish You A Merry Christmas