Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Walter Brennan - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...Back Home (1962)


Here's an album from one of my favorites - Walter Brennan! I don't know why, but I just loved this man - in all his movies, in his TV shows, and on record (I have several of his albums!). My favorites of his songs are "Old Rivers" and "Old Shep" - they both bring me to tears because they're so sad and he was such a good story teller. For those of you who aren't familiar with Walter's recordings, he didn't sing - he spoke along to background music and sometimes background singers. Walter just seemed like such a nice man - sort of like a kindly grandfather. And his voice was perfect for telling stories, especially sad or sentimental ones - something about the timbre of his voice, I guess. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this Christmas album - "Just Three Letters for Christmas" will be sure to bring a tear to your eye.

Track listing for Walter Brennan - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...Back Home:

Side 1:
1. White Christmas
2. Just Three Letters for Christmas
3. A Farmer's Christmas Prayer
4. Henry Had a Merry Christmas
5. Old Time Christmas Stories
6. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays

Side 2:
1. Silent Night
2. Christmas Together
3. Let the Bells Ring Out
4. A Good Year for Santa Claus
5. O Come All Ye Faithful

6 comments:

Vince said...

HELLO ,
HERE IN FLORIDA THE SCENERY IS PALM TRESS, TALL GRASS AND THE SNOWBIRDS. THATS THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO ESCAPE THE WINTER.
NEVER THE LESS YOUR WALTER BRENNAN ALBUM IS JUST SO NICE TO FIND.
I ENJOYED HIM THE MOST IN THE MOVIE RIO BRAVO WITH DEAN MARTIN, JOHN WAYNE AND RICKY NELSON.
I HAVE AN MPG OF DEAN , RICKY AND WALTER SINGING A SONG FROM THE MOVIE CALLED CINDY. THEY SUNG IT TOGETHER IN THE JAIL HOUSE. I THINK THE PERSON WHO POSTED IT GOT IT OFF THE DVD.
THANKS DEAR PERSON

PopCereal said...

What an excellent LP! I found my own copy a few years back and have made sure it gets several spins around the ol' turntable come Christmastime.

Mr. Miller

xulio said...

Thanks for good post

nomwl1 said...

Hi Esther!

Just wanted to drop by and wish you the happiest of holidays and thank you for all the great music! Have a great new year and keep up the great work! :))

Vince said...

Hi Ester,
Do you have any Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy albums.
I have 1958 from Hollywood with Love.
They are a great singing pair. I can only think of Steve and Eydie as a comparible.

Esther said...

Hi, Vince!

"With Love from Hollywood" is the only Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy album that I have, and I posted it on October 18. I love the album! According to one of my books, they only recorded one other album together called "Speaking of Love" - but I've never seen it.
Thanks for visiting!