Show #285 – The Ventures Christmas Album (12/23/16)


When you’re ranking the Best Christmas records of all time, The Ventures Christmas Album is definitely near the top of the list.  Not only is it incredibly clever, the way the guys used current songs of the Sixties and morphed them into holiday classics, but it’s also a whole lotta fun to listen to.  Real Gone Music has just reissued the classic album in remastered form,  and for the first time, the set includes both the stereo version, and the must-sought after mono version of the album.  From Real Gone Music, we welcome in Gordon Anderson, who is co-president of the label.  Gordon spent over 17 years overseeing things at Collectors Choice music, before co-founding Real Gone.  We chat how this Ventures reissue came to fruition, and future projects.