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Jim Nabors The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings CD

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  • Jim Nabors Will Forever Be Famous for His Comic Role as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. 

  • But Nabors Had a Rich Baritone That He Flashed Occasionally on TV, Which Led to Columbia’s Signing Him as a Recording Artist 

  • The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings Contains Both of the Christmas Albums Nabors Recorded for Columbia , 1967’s The Jim Nabors Christmas Album and 1972’s Merry Christmas 

  • Both Albums Have Long Been Out of Print 

  • The Jim Nabors Christmas Album Was the Best-Selling Holiday Release of 1969, Two Years After Its Original Release, and Remained on the Christmas Charts for Seven Years

  • Merry Christmas Teamed Nabors with Famed Producer Snuff Garrett and Featured the Much- Requested “A Girl Named Noel” 

  • The Collection Also Includes the Rare Single “I Was a King at Jesus’ Birth” and Adds More Three Seasonal Selections Culled from Nabors’ Beloved Gospel Recordings 

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios 

  • Liner Notes by JoeMarchese of The Second Disc 

  • 27 Tracks, Over 79 Minutes 

Jim Nabors: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings. CD

From his first appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, America fell in love with Jim Nabors’ portrayal of the sweetly bumbling gas station attendant Gomer Pyle.  But Gomer was just one part of Nabors’ persona.  Nabors also possessed a rich baritone that he used to great, and comic, effect on both Andy Griffith and then his own immensely popular spin-off, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., during its five-season run between 1964 and 1969.  Columbia Records signed the actor-singer in 1965, and after one album sung in Gomer’s southern drawl, the label let Nabors’ real voice soar.  His resonant tones were, of course, perfect for the sound of Christmas music.  Now, for the very first time, Jim Nabors’ complete Christmas recordings for Columbia Records have been collected on one very special new release by Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records.  The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings brings together 1967’s The Jim Nabors Christmas Album with 1972’s Merry Christmas, both of which have been long unavailable on compact disc.  Produced by Jack Gold and arranged by Alan Copeland, Christmas Album featured Nabors on both secular and sacred carols, including a rousing “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and an inventive “Jingle Bells.”  The Gold-selling album was so popular that it was the best-selling holiday album of 1969, and remained on the Billboard Christmas chart for an astounding seven years!  Merry Christmas teamed Nabors with producer Snuff Garrett (Cher, Vicki Lawrence) for a more contemporary set once again blending holiday spirituals and pop favorites including the much-requested “A Girl Named Noel.”  The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings also includes the CD premiere of the rare single “I Was a King at Jesus’ Birth,” and adds three more seasonal selections culled from Nabors’ beloved gospel recordings including two distinctive renditions of “Ave Maria” and his heartfelt recording of “The Lord’s Prayer.”  The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese has written the liner notes for this nostalgic, 79 minute-plus new release, which has been sparklingly remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios.  Jim Nabors’ timeless, joyful Christmas classics have never sounded so vivid…The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings just might have you and your whole family exclaiming, “Shazam!”


1. Go Tell It on the Mountain

2. Do You Hear What I Hear?

3. Three Wise Men, Wise Men Three

4. O Holy Night

5. In A Humble Place

6. O Come All Ye Faithful

7. Jingle Bells

8. White Christmas

9. Christmas Eve in My Home Town

10. Sleigh Ride

11. I'll Be Home For Christmas

12. Silent Night Holy Night

13. The Lord’s Prayer

14. Ave Maria (1968 Version)

15. I Was King at Jesus’ Birth

16. (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays

17. The Christmas Song

18. A Girl Named Noel

19. The Little Drummer Boy

20. I’d Like You for Christmas

21. Joy to the World

22. Silver Bells

23. O Little Town of Bethelehem

24. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

25. The First Noel

26. Give Me Your Love for Christmas

27. Ave Maria (1971 Version)

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