Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Osmond Brothers - We Sing You a Merry Christmas (1962)


Before Donny and Marie, and before Jimmy, there were the Osmond Brothers - Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay, the four oldest singing Osmonds. The Osmonds Brothers first appeared on the Andy Williams TV show back in the early 1960s, and then got a regular spot on the ABC TV series, "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters". It was during this time that they recorded this Christmas album, which was "brought to you with the cooperation of AC Spark Plug Division" which "sponsors 'The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters' on ABC-TV Sunday night". At this time, the Osmond Brothers sang in a barbershop quartet style, and this is how most of this album sounds. They were very young on this album, and I believe Alan is the one with the lowest voice on this record - the other three sound absolutely adorable, kind of like little chipmunks! Anyway, I've been an Osmond fan since forever (I gave up drinking caffeine for an entire week once because I loved Donny so much!), and it gives me pleasure to share this album with you!

Track listing from The Osmond Brothers - We Sing You a Merry Christmas:

Side 1:
1. Silent Night
2. Winter Wonderland
3. The Little Drummer Boy
4. Jingle Bells
5. O Little Town of Bethlehem

Side 2:
1. Joy to the World
2. White Christmas
3. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
4. Christmas Means More Ev'ry Year
5. The First Noel
6. O Come All Ye Faithful

5 comments:

xulio said...

Thanks for the music

Angeline said...

Thanks! You totally made my mom's day. She's been looking for this forever, and she was so happy to find it! She grew up with this album. :) Thanks a bunch! Merry Christmas!

Véronique said...

Véronique
Thank you so much for sharing. It is very moving to hear them... So talented! Hope one day their music as a barbershop quartet will be released on a cd...

gregj99 said...

Thanx as i haven't digitized my Osmond stuff that hasn't been released digitally. Cherry Red/7T's in the UK was supposed to release this... but it still hasn't come out as well the other '60's albums!

muvli said...

Thanks so much for the download. I've been searching for this album in digitized form for ages. Brings back my childhood!