21 December: Waldo de los Ríos: The First Noël

Published December 21, 2014

In the early Seventies, Argentine arranger Waldo de los Ríos had quite a bit of success with his pop versions of classical pieces, such as 'Mozart 40'. I seem to remember we had that particular track on a single when I was little, but listening to it today it sounds a little too pretentious-kitschy for my tastes.

In 1973 de los Ríos recorded a Christmas album, which includes a version of 'The First Noël' that certainly is no less kitschy, but in a fun way. Although he may of course have aimed for pretentious. Hmm... Well, you be the judge.

Listen to The First Noël here.

Christmas With Waldo de los Ríos.

ADVENT CALENDAR 2014