WILF CARTER Christmas In Canada

Tuesday, November 25, 2008



From 1965 comes the ultimate Canadian Christmas album. I'm sure this was a household tradition for many.
Wilf, or "Montana Slim" as he was known south of the border recorded seven tunes for this album, including the self-penned title track. The remaining three titles are older recordings, probably from the early '50's. The most interesting of these is the story of "Punkinhead", the sad little bear. "Punkinhead" was an attempt by Eaton's, the Canadian department store chain to emulate the success of post-war Christmas marketing creations like Rudolph and Frosty. Opinions vary on how successful they were, and today in Canada "Punkinhead" is little but an obscure memory.

Click here for more about "Punkinhead"

Tracks:

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
3. An Old Christmas Card
4. Silver Bells
5. Blue Christmas
6. Ting-a-Ling-a Jingle
7. White Christmas
8. Christmas Time in Canada
9. Silent Night
10. Punkinhead (The Little Bear)

*download here*

4 comments:

Huntster said...

I am blown away by Wilf's version of "Silent Night" Incredible!!! Greatest yodeler on the planet as demonstrated here. This is a must-hear LP!

Brad said...

This was a favorite Christmas LP growing up. I'm glad to see there are still people who listen and enjoy these songs.

JPS said...

This is awesome, thanks. I have been looking for this for a long time - we had it on vinyl growing up. Wilf Carter has some unforgettable Christmas tunes for sure!

KXO said...

Outstanding. This is a great Xmas album, I'm so glad you shared it.