Apr 15

The Three Suns – A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 00:35:34 minutes | 773 MB | Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | © RCA Records
Recorded: 1959; Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

The instrumental trio The Three Suns had been around for about two decades, capturing fans as far-ranging as First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and the Platters (who took their “Twilight Time” to the top of the charts), when they cut this record for RCA’s famed Living Stereo series in 1959. And, no doubt inspired by the new-fangled recording technology in RCA’s Studio A, they turned in one of the most wacky and entertaining Christmas albums of the era, adding rock and roll guitar and instrumentation as varied as chimes, bells, oboes and two (!) tubas to create a Space Age stereophonic spectacular suitable for the Jetsons’ next holiday party. This record’s long been cherished by Christmas music devotees, and our Real Gone worldwide CD debut reissue features a sparkling remastering job by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios and liner notes by Joe Marchese. Every bit as fizzy as the champagne you’re going to open to toast the season!

A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas is nuts all the way through. There is at least one other Three Suns Christmas record, but nothing approaches this one. Santa’s sleigh is hauling fast with this all-uptempo platter of holiday mayhem. And for a stocking present, there is an extra track on each side. ~~ AllMusic Review by Tony Wilds

1 Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town 1:59
2 Skaters Waltz 2:52
3 The Chipmunk Song 2:00
4 White Christmas 3:15
5 Ding Dong Dandy Christmas 2:52
6 The Christmas Song 2:26
7 Russian Sleigh Song 2:35
8 Jingle Bells 2:40
9 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 2:14
10 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 1:56
11 Jingle Bell Rock 2:12
12 Sleigh Ride 2:54
13 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 2:17
14 Winter Wonderland 2:42

Artie Dunn – Organ
Al Nevins – Guitar
Morty Nevins – Accordion