Newsletter for December 2018

BIRMINGHAM RECORD COLLECTORS
DEDICATED TO THE COLLECTING OF MUSIC, ITS PRESERVATION AND LASTING FRIENDSHIP
MONTHLY MEETING THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2018 – 2:00 PM
HOMEWOOD LIBRARY – 1721 OXMOOR ROAD 35209
NEXT MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2019 THE SECOND SUNDAY

THIS MONTH’S MEETING

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time for the annual BRC Dirty Santa game. Make plans to be with us this Sunday and participate in the fun. Wrap up a gift, something old, something new, something great, something goofy, something whatever and enjoy a fun time. If you just want to come for the music and fellowship (and FOOD this month) that works as well. We also have our ‘Free For All’. Do you have some vinyl you just want to give away? Bring it and let everyone pick through it. Hope to see you there.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT GIP’S PLACE

Our dear friend and BRC Hall of Fame Member, Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson continues to have his Saturday Night music fest every weekend with special guests playing some great music with the house cleaning geauxmaids.com. He has been doing this for decades and it is a world-wide known event. On Saturday, December 15 another BRC Hall of Fame Member will be performing. Sam Frazier, Jr will be there playing everything from the blues to C/W and hopes you can make it out to see him. The activities begin around 8:00 PM. Arrive a little early to get a seat. You can bring your own food and drinks.
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And for another special event plan on attending Gip’s on Saturday, January 5th to celebrate Gip’s 99th birthday. That will be a night to remember. 3101 Avenue C, Bessemer, Alabama 35020

THE BRC CHRISTMAS MUSIC SURVEY

Thanks to all those who sent in their favorite, most memorable, or wahtever Christmas songs. I have complied the results and here they are. You will be familiar with most I’m sure but here is a chance to check out some new ones using youtube or whatever your method of listening to music is. It’s a good time to add to your Christmas music inventory. I will list them from top vote getter to the ones that received only one vote.

1. ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ – Charles Brown
2. ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ – Brenda Lee
3. ‘White Christmas’ – The Drifters
4. ‘Blue Christmas’ – Elvis
5. ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ – Bobby Helms
6. ‘Christmas In Dixie’ – Alabama
7. ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Vince Vance & The Valiants (Lisa Layne on lead)
8. ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ – Gene Autry
9. ‘White Christmas’ – Bing Crosby
10. ‘The Christmas Song’ – Nat ‘King’ Cole
11. ‘Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy’ – Buck Owens
12. ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ – Elvis
13. ‘Lonesome Christmas’ – Lowell Fulsom
14. ‘Have A Holly Jolly Christmas’ – Burl Ives
15. ‘You’re My Christmas Present’ – The Skyliners
16. ‘Silent Night’ – The Temptations
17. ‘Little St. Nick’ – The Beach Boys
18. ‘If Everyday Was Like Christmas’ – Elvis
19. ‘Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer’ – Elmo & Patsy
20. ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ – Judy Garland
21. ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’ – Andy Williams
All these received one vote:
‘Silent Night’ – Stevie Nicks (w/Robbie Nevil) & by The Robert Shaw Chorale
‘O Holy Night’ – Celine Dion & by Johnny Mathis & by Smokey Robinson & by Lou Christie & by Mario lanza & by Ween & by Luciano Pavarotti
‘Little Drummer Boy’ – Harry Simeone Chorale
‘Pretty Paper’ – Roy Orbison
‘Christmas Tears’ – Freddy King
‘Christmas Comes But Once A Year’ – Amos Milburn
‘Santa Baby’ – Eartha Kitt
‘Happy Xmas’ (War Is Over)’ – John Lennon
‘Christmas Wrapping’ – The Waitresses
‘Merry Christmas Darling’ – The Uniques
‘Santa Claus Is Back In Town’ – Elvis
‘Send My Daddy Home’ – Vicki Hallman
‘Merry Christmastime’ – Vicki Hallman
‘Merry Christmas Darling’ – The Carpenters
‘Gee Whiz It’s Christmas’ – Carla Thomas
‘White Christmas’ – Elvis & by Darlene Love & by Otis Redding
‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ – Elvis & by Gene Autry
‘When My Heart Finds Christmas’ – Harry Connick, Jr
‘Merry, Merry Christmas – Koko Taylor
‘Merry Christmas, Alabama ( Never Far From Home) – Jimmy Buffett
‘Put It Under The Tree’ – Zydeco Bone Shakers
‘Santa’ – Lightin’ Hopkins
‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ – Smokey Robinson & by Bruce Springsteen
‘Let It Snow’ – Boyz II Men
‘Merry Twistmas – The Marcels
‘(Please Chase My) Christmas Blues – Pure Gold
‘Christmas Eve In My Hometown’ – Bobby Vinton
‘The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas’ – Allan Sherman
‘Santa Claus And His Old Lady’ – Cheech & Chong
‘Blue Christmas’ – Seymour Swine And The Squeelers
‘Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are) – Rick And His Cast Of Idiots
‘Jingle Bells’ – Earl Grant
‘I Want You For Christmas’ – Julie London
‘Christmas Bells’ – Patti Page
‘Gesu Bambino’ – Luciano Pavarotti
‘Bobby Wants A Puppy For Christmas’ – Merle Haggard
‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – Homer & Jethro with June Carter
‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ – Greg Lake
‘Do You Hear What I Hear ?’ – Bing Crosby
‘Sleigh Ride’ – The Ronettes & by Leroy Anderson
‘Run Rudolph Run’ – Chuck Berry
‘Christmas Time’s A-Coming’ – Bill Monroe
‘Santa Claus Is Watching You’ – Ray Stevens
‘Santa Claus I Still Believe In You’ – Alabama

Now you have some new music to look up and give a listen to. Thanks for your participation in this highly scientific survey. Have a Merry Christmas and don’t forget the reason for the season – The birth of Jesus Christ.

HEY! HAVE YOU HEARD THESE?
Sleigh Bell Rock
Three Aces & A Joker

(It’s A) Happy Holiday
The Shells

See ya,

Charlie

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