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Capitol ST-1071: Star Carol by Tennessee Ernie Ford

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • ASIN: B0077BTJ66
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,592 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Tennesee Ernie Ford's The Star Carol LP, #T-1071, was first released on October 20, 1958. It went certified platinum. It was re-released in December of 1988 as a CD. I have listened to this album every Christmas since 1958. Christmas time wouldn't be the same for me or my family without it.

The fact that Ernie Ford's "Hymns" album, released in October of 1956, stayed on the Billboard pop charts for an unprecidented 277 weeks attests to the quality and timeless nature of his recordings.

The Star Carol and Hymns albums should be available in their original arrangements to all generations.
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Format: Audio CD
I've listened to this album (on vinyl) since I was born and must put it on every Christmas season. His powerful voice really suits traditional carols. There are also a couple of great, less common tracks, The Star Carol, Some Children, and O Hearken Ye which are some of my all-time Christmas favourites.
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Format: Vinyl
My mother purchased this album just before Christmas in 1960. I remember her putting it on our HI FI and Tennessee Ernie Ford's booming voice resounded through our house. We must have played that album over a hundred times that Christmas, and songs like "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "Some Children See Him" have become my ultimate favorites. It is still the first record that I play each Christmas season, and can't to this day understand why it was not made widely available in CD format. There are literally millions of us baby-boomers who would purchase it if it were made available. Probably one of the most beloved songs is the title track, "The Star Carol", a hauntingly beautiful song, coupled by the magnificent "We Three Kings" sang with the forceful voice of Ernie that gave the majesty it deserved. I rate this album at five stars.
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Yes, I too at one time had a copy of the Star Carol on vinal years ago. It was one of my favorite Christmas albums.
Tennessee Ernie Ford Ford had a voice that you could never forget; I guess this is why I really loved his Star Carol Album.
I do hope one day we'll all be pleasantly surprised that this album will finally be available for purchase on the CD format. Let us hope the wait is not too much longer. Star Carol has been in my Wish List for the longest time now. Perhaps we all should light a chandle.
It's just not the one song (STAR CAROL) that is memorable, there are some that I've never heard before; one comes to mind--SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM. Such a stirring song.
Though it's been some time since I've listened to that album, I thought I'd better put my two cents worth on the subject. Every review written helps. Like the saying goes, 'The pen is mightier than the sword'.

P.A. Gross
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If you’re like me and prefer your Christmas music to be the good, old traditional hymns, you’re sure to appreciate Tennessee Ernie Ford’s The Star Carol. Originally released on October 20, 1958, Ford’s rich baritone-bass voice, backed by an angelic choral accompaniment, told the story of Jesus’ birth with uncanny reverence and beauty, making the album a perennial Christmas favorite for many for years to come. As the years turned into decades, though, the album gradually became a fond memory that many associated with their childhood Christmas memories, as no CD release was forthcoming until, I believe, July 1, 2008. That, of course, fell out of print rather quickly, but now this wonderful album is available for download by one and all.

You’ll no doubt notice that a few of the songs on the album are not well-known or even traditional Christmas songs. Three of them – “O Hearken Ye,” “Some Children See Him,” and the title track “The Star Carol” – are more contemporary Christmas songs composed by Alfred Burt. Burt had died of cancer, at the age of thirty-three, four years earlier, before his dream of having an album of his Christmas songs released could come true. In fact, he spent the last days of his life finishing the songs for that would-be album; The Star Carol was completed just hours before his death. That album, The Christmas Mood, was released soon thereafter, but it failed to make a splash and was quickly forgotten – but not by all, as producer Buddy Cole brought the song The Star Carol to Ernie Ford in 1958. The song’s melody and message touched Ford deeply, and his recording of it led Capital Records to make it the title track of the album.
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Format: Audio CD
I have played this album evey Xmas since it came out in 1958. I first heard of it in music class in Junior High from our music teacher. It is one of the, if not the most beautiful Xmas albums ever. I discovered to my dismay, this year, that there is a scratch on one side. It is still worth listening to, even with the scratch. The 'Old Peapicker' has such a rich, clear voice, it gives one goose bumps. If it is ever re-released, I will be first in line to get another copy. I wish some one in the know would see fit to release it on CD, the way is was printed on the vinyl version. So many times, albums released on CD are different from the original.
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