Nov 18, 2022
Welcome to episode 65 of Holly Jolly X'masu! For my second “Big In Japan” episode, I’ll be talking about the Ventures and their 1965 album, “The Ventures’ Christmas Album.”
I was on the fence about covering this album since it was originally a US release, but considering how big the Ventures have been in Japan for nearly six full decades, I wanted to make sure I included them in my “Big In Japan” month. I’ve taken some liberties with my editing this episode, but I hope you’re still able to enjoy the album, and that it encourages you to seek out more from the Ventures.
Be sure to listen in on the 25th as I wrap up my “Big In Japan” month with a selection of records from a variety of artists, including a couple of the more sought-after Japanese Christmas records. This is one episode you don’t want to miss!
As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.
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