December 21, 2016 Goodnight Santa Boy

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The Holiday Singers, The Waltons’ Christmas Album, Columbia KC-33193, 1973 

Who knew they ate this well in The Depression?  For those who don’t know, and I suspect anyone born after 1980 would know, The Waltons was a TV show set in 1930s Virginia and features a huge family all living together on the mountain named after them dealing with all that life had to offer during that difficult period.  Of course, every problem got resolved within the course of each episode and they all went to bed at night telling each other sweet things through the floor boards.

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I had no idea they also had a recording career.  Music was never an integral part of the show, and until I found this in a $2 bin I had no idea it existed.  It just goers to show you the depths producers sometimes went to milk the profits from a show.  It doesn’t seem as though anyone appearing on the show, outside of “Grandpa” Will Geer, also appears on the record besides Earl Hamner, the show’s creator and narrator.  He also narrates the record and zzzzzzzzzzz.

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Do I need to tell you that The Waltons was a CBS show?  Naturally, this record came out on Columbia records, the recording arm of the nations largest network.  Either way, the homespun family warmth sounds cornier today than it probably did for Christmas 1973.  The snippet of the Waltons Theme isn’t the same recording as heard on the show credits…that was the only reason I bought this turkey, pun intended.

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $5, $548 Remaining

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