Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Oodles of Doodles LVI-Christmas In July


As the month slowly begins to wind down, I'm worrying about finding enough good doodles to share with my audience. But every time I get worried, I find something else that really knocks me out. This isn't the biggest doodle yet, or the fanciest, but it's pretty and nice, and it just screams 50's to me. So here you go! This is from The Jimmy Joyce Singers With Orchestra Conducted By Billy May-A Christmas To Remember (Warner Brothers W 1237, 1958). The big name for me here is Billy May. I've been a huge fan of his ever since I heard his Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo, but I've only found a couple of other Christmas tracks of his. Well, four of the tracks on this LP are instrumentals, so all you get is the Billy May. And they are pretty good tracks, too. I've got another Jimmy Joyce Christmas LP here somewhere, where all the tracks are written by Alfred S. Burt, and it's really not very exciting. So that tells me it was Billy May who made this LP worth listening to. But all you care about today are the doodles, right?

2 comments:

Stephen said...

These are a couple of great doodles. If you can ever share this album, that would really be fantastic. Four Christmas doodles to go!

Ernie said...

I may share it out someday. In the meantime, I believe there is a track from this record on the ADVENTure In Carols 2004 over at FaLaLaLaLa.com (Track 11, I think). Check it out!