Monday, December 2, 2013

Weekly Vinyl: Conway Twitty - Merry Twismas

While growing up, there was always a Conway Twitty song playing in our house.  Even to this day, I can hear the first few notes of a Conway song and know which one it is and go back to a memory from that song.  Over the years, my parents would make the trek down to Hendersonville and we would go see Twitty City, the home of Conway Twitty.  These days, it is owned by Trinitiy Broadcasting Company.  You can still tour the home (downstairs) and the grounds.  One of the biggest traditions were the Christmas lights. Oh how I loved seeing them.  There would also be times that Conway himself would greet fans that came to visit.
With the holiday season approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to mention this week's "Weekly Vinyl" as Conway Twitty's "Merry Twismas" album.  It was released in November 1983 on Warner Brothers.  It would reach #37 on the US Top Country Music Albums charts.  It is one to add to anyone's collection of great vinyl records.  So hard to believe it has been out for 30 years this year!
Track Listing
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Nine Little Reindeers
Jingle Bells
White Christmas
Christmas is for Birds
Johnny Snowman
Frosty the Snowman
Winter Wonderland
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Happy the Christmas Clown
Silver Bells
Ding a Ling the Christmas Bell
Here Comes Santa Claus
Night Before Christmas
Up On the Housetop
Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas
Silent Night