man,disco noel is funky oh yeah
Oh my, I thought I was having fun but I just discovered that this version of Jingle Bells is very popular over here in Mexico City during december!!!
My Karma has reached me!
That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
It's right up there with...
Great Album I have it on 8 track tape and would wouldn't give it away or sell it for anything. It is real neat. I play it all the time even when it's not Christmas time.
A recommendation for you all, by the way. There's a site, www.cdbbq.com, from which you can order digital (CD) transfers of vinyl-only recordings. The man who runs the business actually has to order the records, which are either used or never purchased, and he rates each one as he finds available. The rate for a transfer is pretty reasonable. But, for more money, he'll scan a copy of the cover and its back for a new CD cover and will perform noise reduction and, for even more, advanced noise reduction. It's a good service, and it's how I got the Christmas Disco music on CD. Check it out!
Hi, Sammy and the others. Thanks for ultimately getting back to me. I ended up getting all the tracks of Mistletoe Disco Band (MDB) Christmas music from my childhood on to CD format. I ordered online a CD made from a vinyl transfer of the 1978 LP titled Christmas Disco. The CD was shipped alongside the record itself in case I ever wanted to play it. It was exactly the same LP I had as a child. The source for the recordings for the second volume, More Christmas Disco (released, I think, in 1980), came from a CD I found at an online auction. The music was credited (incorrectly) to the "Mistletoe Dance Band," but it was, in fact, the same music from More Christmas Disco. I don't like it nearly as much as the first album's music. I mean, from "Sleigh Ride" all the way to "Joy to the World," it's just one cheese-stained party track after another. I can just imagine the 30-somethings in their mid-income-level apartments in 1979 at Christmastime playing this on their stereos, LPs stacked above the stylus, each one waiting to be dropped when the record currently being played runs out. They're drinking vodka-spiked egg nog and have probably just watched the Christmas themed episode of Three's Company or something similar. Ah, good times...
one of the best 2.00 I ever spent
First of all, I'd like to appologize to "Andrew" that I didn't see your message until now. It's sometimes probably months before I look at this site again to see what new messages people have written for some of the albums. Anyway, "The Mistletoe Disco Band" is the group name as credited on my album. I'd also like to add that about a month ago, I bought a portable 8-track player at a yard sale. Mind you, this is ONLY an 8-track player, no radio, and it's MONO. It has a handle where you can carry it around with you, it takes batteries, etc. There's a turning knob on top where you manually change the tracks. It doesn't go to the next track by itself, you just have to wait for the click and then turn the knob to the next track. Anyway, yesterday I went to a pawn shop and FINALLY bought an 8-track tape to try this player out with. The tape I chose was called "Disco Pop Christmas", made in 1977 by General Music Corporation. It has a sticker of a disco-dancing Sugar Crisp bear that someone had stuck on it. I'm happy to announce that the tape and the player work pretty good. Now the music on this album, while generally having a "disco" sound, have a little more of a late-60's/early 70's "funky" sound to it. And at times, the female singers are harmonizing like The Andrews Sisters. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is my favorite on this one, and the last song, "White Christmas", is done in the style of "Kiss and Say Goodbye".
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I did a Christmas compilation CD for friends a few years back, and it was hard to pick just one from this collection. I finally chose "Jingle Bell Rock". It takes a lot of nerve to make a disco version of a song that's pretending to "rock". When you combine Christmas and Disco, around here we call that "Crisco".
Follow-up: After some web-surfing, I found out (and have since remembered) that the band credited on the two LPs I had as a child was called the Mistletoe Christmas Disco Band (or the Mistletoe Disco Band, for short). I saw on the Amazon.com listing for the "Disco Christmas Party" album that Nadia mentioned earlier that a Canadian company 10 years ago or so had issued both albums on a single CD titled "Christmas Party Dancing." Oooh, I wish I could find that. Maybe I should go to a record store and just ask around. I tell you, even if you really hate disco, you can't get away from the infectiousness of these recordings. OK, maybe it's not that great or anything. But, like I said before, this music was a big part of my childhood Christmas memories. Pathetic, you say? Well, you try growing up in the late '70s and early '80s! I'd rather remember this stuff than grow up today remembering Pink, Avril Lavigne and Eminem.
To Sammy Reed:
I used to have the two albums of "Christmas Disco" when I was a kid. I believe they both have the name of the orchestra who performed this music on them. Can you tell me that name? I'm dying, as well, to find this music on CD because I too grew up with it, though later than a lot of others. I didn't get this 'til 1979, and for a long time that's the year I thought the album was made. We're talking YEARS of playing this stuff repeatedly. I hate to say it, but I really miss this music. (I just played the "Silver Bells" sample, and a FLOOD of memories came upon me. It was almost frightening.) Thanks.
I had this lp when i was 13 yrs old. i was a disco music freak! this lp and the salsoul xmas were,and still are my favorets!! except, i lost my Disco noel lp quite a few years ago... id love to get a copy. thanks dan.
I REMBER THIS ALBUM GROWING UP. MY DAD WOULD PLAY THIS AL THE TIME . I JUST LOST MY FATHER THIS PAST MARCH SO THIS WILL BE MY FIRST CHRISTMAS WITHOUT PARENTS SO I HOPE I CAN FIND THIS. IT WILL BRING BACK SOME GREAT MEMORIES.(12-17-02)
No shit, Dan...aren't you a master of stating the obvious!?!
i love you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
disco music done party is over sucka
70"s is over grow up people disco is dead and will not return get the picture
Kim In Baltimore
HELP!! I've been looking for this album on CD, My Mom had it when I was little & I loved the disco era, would love to be able to find it, does anyone know where I might be able to get it?
Kim In Baltimore MD
Reminising in Boston
I am almost in ttears that i found this site ont he first attempt. I used to play this record on the day of the first snow every year of my childhood. I dont' know where it's gone to and I am dying to keep the tradition alive for my younger brother and my soon to be children. Does ANYONE KNOW where I can get a recording of this?? CD or Tape? ANYTHING?? THANKS SO MUCH!
I found this LP in a budget bins years ago! I'm glad I bought it. It's the cheesiest (and I mean that in a good way *g*) christmas LP I've heard. Completely takes me back to the 1970s disco era! :)