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Sentimental Journey  $15.00

The Sentimental Journey album consists of material recorded in 1949 and 1950 when the Pennsylvanians were at their peak of musical competency. Besides the nationally famous Glee Club and orchestra, the CD also features soloists Joanne Wheatley, Joe Marine, Jane Wilson, Gordon Goodman, Stuart Churchill and Daisy and the Dandylions.

Songs Of Freedom $15.00

Always a sincere "flag waver," Fred Waring featured songs of patriotism and inspiration on his radio and television broadcasts and in his stage shows. By popular demand, we produced this album of songs taken from recordings radio and television broadcasts as well as stage presentations, including such standards as "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "Give Me Your Tired Your Poor," "Stars of Glory," "Battle Hymn," "This Is My Country," Waring's own "My America," and seven other favorites.

'Twas The Night Before Christmas $15.00  

The original ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ album was recorded in 1942 for Decca records and released on 78 rpm records. Then, a 10” LP version was released in 1950.   In 1954 the contents were all re-recorded and expanded to a 12” LP. This is the album that had the Norman Rockwell painting on the cover.

In 1964, Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians again re-recorded “Twas The Night Before Christmas” as was part of an album for Capitol Records called “The Meaning of Christmas”  This album is now part of a double CD called “Christmas Magic.” 

We have re-created the original ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ Decca album using material from the Waring archives. Our sources are original recordings from radio and television broadcasts and some special events. The arrangements are exactly as on the Decca records with, in most cases, the same personnel.

Christmas Holiday Time $12.00

A compilation of 21 Christmas carols and holiday songs as performed by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians on their many radio and television broadcasts.

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God’s Trombones $12.00  

Roy Ringwald’s thrilling settings of three James Weldon Johnson’s poems; The Creation, Go Down Death, and Judgment Day. This recording is taken from a 1952 television performance featuring Frank Davis as the preacher.
Now also available on DVD for $24.95.

Grandma’s Thanksgiving $12.00

This is a happy collaboration between two members of the Waring organization - Harry Simeone, arranger and Frank Cunkle of the program research department. The basis of the song is Lydia Maria Child’s Thanksgiving poem sung for generations to the tune of a familiar childhood melody. Simeone and Cunkle extended the words and music many times beyond their original length and have provided us with classic song and story that has become a tradition at Thanksgiving time. This performance was a special recording made in 1947.

The Nutcracker Suite $15.00  

One of the most favored presentations by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians with special lyrics written by the Waring staff. This is a performance from a radio broadcast of August 19, 1948.

The Song of America $12.00

Roy Ringwald’s monumental composition depicting the history of the United States from Columbus’ discovery through the presidency of Abraham Lincoln using texts from America’s most famous writers and poets. This is a recording made in 1975 in the CBS Studios in New York City with Mr. Waring conducting 60 singers and instrumentalists. Narration is by Fred Waring.

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Les Paul Trio $12.00

Recordings from the legendary Fred Waring Chesterfield Pleasure Radio show  live broadcasts between 1939-1941. Produced by Fred Waring's America in cooperation with Cambria Master Recordings
$15.00 plus postage/handling

The Meaning of Christmas $12.00

The half-hour broadcast of the Pennsylvanians on Christmas Day, 1946. This was the inspiration for the same titled Capitol Records Album years later.

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