Thursday, December 15, 2011

Le Christmas at Le London

Le Christmas Tree (sort of)!

Le Christmas Music

Nice pot luck last Saturday with friends and food, Bonnie and I tried Christmas carolling with everyone but some were not very into the singing. Fun to try though.

Christmas this year is a little warm - temperatures about 2-9 C unlike last years blizzard. Not sure how long this will last - this morning on radio heard threats of Atlantic wind from across the sea. Was good and sent a couple of Christmas cards this year (didn't bother last year) because had a few people to thank. Otherwise the only presents I'd bother to buy were for the children. Not everyone was buying either - UK news has been doom and gloom as usual this Christmas - shops in the high streets weren't too filled up either.
Le Christmas Cards!

Will employ my guitar services for Christmas carolling again this year with the Sai shelter on Sunday - since last year's carolling at the old folk home was such a hit.

Till then Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus

When we were growing up, Dad would play this LP at Christmas and we really loved it. We'd play it over and over again in the car, on the black radio casette player. As a child then, I've always wondered what these other children looked like. They were all children but with such amazing voices and till today I've never heard any other children's group as good as this one.

I had a whale of the time googling for this unknown children's album until I put in a few of the song titles I knew which would be obscure in children's albums today e.g. Mamacita Donde Esta Santa Claus etc.

The Do-Re-Mi children's chorus is a mystery as nothing comes up on Google about them except that they've won several grammy's in the 60's for children songs. How can that turn up zilch esp for such a grand product of American culture??

The albums seems to be out of circulation now and it seems to be selling for 37GBP (??!!) in the UK (CD shipment from the states). Unbelievable.

If anyone has any news of this group I would really like to know.

ps. A gentleman called Boyjohn from Arkship, USA on Youtube has kindly posted me some Do Re Mi children's music . Check out his channel - he's got lots of classics as well from the 60s and 70s.