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Date Posted:11/28/2012 07:30:46




  


This In The Spotlight tribute is dedicated to one of the great classic songs of the Yule Log broadcast. It is the Pete King Chorale's reverent and poignant rendition of Mary's Little Boy Child.

Sung so beautifully in that endearing calypso style, this magnificent song was released on the 1960 LP, Christmas Time. And, of course, it should come as no surprise to anyone that this album resides in the 1st Tier of my
Top 300, coming in at #78.

By the way, this is one of the 18 missing songs that I added back to the Yule Log soundtrack when we did our audio restoration for the program in 2006.
Click here to read all about it.

Here now for your listening enjoyment is a true Christmas classic, Mary's Little Boy Child by the Pete King Chorale:





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Re:The Pete King Chorale: Mary's Little Boy Child

Date Posted:11/28/2012 03:22:01

Thank you Chip,

This has been one of my favorite Christmas songs, and though I don't like a lot of Contemporary artist's, I eve love Boney-M's version.

I absolutely love this album.  I can't find the post right now, but I believe this is the album where I found the jacket in a thrift store and kept going back to search though several thousands of LP's and then I had posted that my persistence paid off and I had found an A&P or Grants album out of it's jacket and had remembered seeing that jacket in the records I had looked through and wanted to put the album in the correct sleeve and inside that sleeve what "Christmas Time"  that I had been searching for for several weeks.

I don't know who the singer is on the album, but I love his solo and the way his sings it.  I was delighted when I saw that it was added to the 4th hour of The WPIX Yule Log.

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Re:The Pete King Chorale: Mary's Little Boy Child

Date Posted:11/28/2012 06:03:58


Glad you enjoyed the song and love it so much, Susan. And thanks for giving me credit for adding it to the 4th hour, but I can't take credit for it as this great song has been part of the program since 1966. It appears in the first hour, selection #15. And the second Pete King song on the program, My Favorite Things, appears in the second hour, selection #27.


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Re:The Pete King Chorale: Mary's Little Boy Child

Date Posted:11/28/2012 11:24:54

Sorry about that Chip,

I had been watching the 3-hour version of the restored Yule Log, and forgot that it was in 3-hour program, so it was fresh in my memory.   I tried my 4-hour 2010 that I DVR'd and wanted to watch it, but each time I would put it in my  Blu-ray player, it immediately would display No Disc.  So I called Insignia and Best Buy and I explained that it played before and also plays fine on the computer and on my regular DVD player in the bedroom.

Both companies suggested I try making a copy and try that but it still didn't work.  I tried 2 different programs for making a copy and still ended up with No Disc.  But even the copies play on the computer and my DVD player in the bedroom.  So I am not able to watch my 4-hour broadcast in the living room unless I use my other DVD player, but it doesn't have any HDMI output on it.

But I can't explain why I thought it was in the added 4-hour except that I have been ill since last Monday so I am not thinking clearly.  I also normally can tell you the next song that will play if I am listening the The Yule Log, but since I haven't been feeling well, I feel so stupid that being this was indeed used in the 3-hour release and actually since 1966, but for some reason, the 4th. hour popped into my head as I couldn't remember this being in the original broadcast.

I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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Re:The Pete King Chorale: Mary's Little Boy Child

Date Posted:11/29/2012 05:40:31


No problem at all about the confusion, Susan. Hope you feel better soon!


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