December 22, 2009

Happy holidays to you, 1955

Happy Holidays to you!

In the 1950s, it was the custom of Henry Kaiser Jr. and family to record a holiday album for the friends and employees of the Kaiser Industries.  In this recording from December 1955, the year that Disneyland opened, Henry Jr. exhibited his fine singing voice with a Disney classic from “Pinocchio.”  This audio clip features family friend, Eddie Truman on the organ, with xylophone accompaniment, and Henry Jr. singing “When You Wish Upon A Star."