Originally Posted by MerryBells
What a great thread! I can remember when I was a little girl, my Dad loved Theater Organ and Organ and Chimes Christmas records. Lynn Larsen, George Wright, Reginald Dixon....you name it. I also remember...
Johnny Bring the Pine Tree In (Johnny Mann Singers)
Wait for the Wagon and We'll Take a Christmas Ride (Have no idea who sang it)
Silent Night (Ray Coniff)
The 12 Gifts of Christmas (Frank Sinatra version of the 12 days of Christmas)
Now Is the Caroling Season (Fred Waring)
Hi Ho the Holly (Fred Waring)
Mistletoe and Holly (Frank Sinatra)
Also, anything from the Bing Crosby "Merry Christmas" album, which my Grandpa had.
Any time I hear these songs, I can almost see myself as a kid, decorating the tree and playing with my Grandpa's train garden. Those were some good times!
a very dear friend of mine for the past almost 40 years was really into theater organ, and could also play some (not professionally.) Lyn Larson was her absolute favorite. She met him several times. She has been living in AZ for many years now (we are both originally from Michigan) and has for years raved about a place called Organ Stop Pizza, where some of the professional theater organ players, like Mr. Larsen come to play. I think he is retired now, but I'm not sure. Other than my friend, you're the only other person I have known who knows about Lyn Larson and theater organ in general.