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In January of this year, I reviewed "Christmas Brass" by Monterey Brass, an album I found at FaLaLaLaLa last December.

In that review, I listed a number of albums that were released in the wake of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass' "Christmas Album" in 1968. The LP you see to the left was even mentioned in that review:

"Mexicali Brass - Winter Wonderland (I just found this at my local Goodwill... will post soon!)" Better late than never!

This is one of three albums I know of released by the Mexicali Brass - "Jingle Bells" (released with many covers) and "Christmas With" (available at FLLLL).

Of the nine songs on this album, there's three you'll recognize instantly ("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "Sleigh Ride", "Go Tell It On The Mountain"). However, pay close attention to the other songs flavored with that Alpert / Tijuana Brass sound - little gems in their own right and great background music to all those homemade Christmas compilations.

Get ready. Here comes the ski lift:

Looks like iTunes and Rhapsody have this album available for download - therefore I've taken down my download link.  If you really want this album, click on the links to purchase far better versions of the music that I ripped and shared!