Christmas With DON MESSER

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Canadian Christmas classic here, "Christmas with Don Messer and his Islanders". Unlike Don's usual Apex LPs, this one features plenty of Marg Osburne and Charlie Chamberlain along with the jigs and reels. The album was released in 1960, the same year "Don Messer's Jubilee" became a prime-time CBC-TV feature. Broadcast nationally, it went on to become one of the most successful Canadian television shows of all time.

Includes jacket and label scans.


1. Jingle Bells (Vocal Duet by C. Chamberlain & M. Osburne)
2. White Christmas (Vocal Duet by C. Chamberlain & M. Osburne)
3. Christmas Jig (Instrumental)
4. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (Vocal by M. Osburne)
5. Dipsy Doodle Breakdown (Instrumental)
6. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Vocal by M. Osburne)
7. Silent Night (Vocal Duet by C. Chamberlain & M. Osburne)
8. Golden Dawn Waltz (Instrumental)
9. Christmas In Killarney (Vocal by C. Chamberlain)
10. Dad's Favorite Jig (Instrumental)
11. Merry Christmas Polka (Vocal by M. Osburne)
12. Fiddle Fingers (Instrumental)

*download here*


Unknown said...

Hopefully now that Christmas is over you can get back to some serious posting

Mellow said...

Lonesome Lefty, where you are? Hope you get back soon... I need my daily portion old-time fiddlin!

Bernie Stocks said...

Thanks for all the OT fiddling! Keep it going. Bernie.

Zlatna said...

Thank you so much.

Canadian Gold.

anomia said...

Any chance of getting this at a higher bitrate?

thanks so much!

beautiful blog - so much wonderful sharing!

anomia said...

Any chance of Getting Don Messer Xmas at a higher bitrate?

Wonderful blog! Great sharing!