Sunday, July 02, 2006

Christmas In July-Part 1


It's the second day of July, and I'm finally ready to kick off my little Christmas In July celebration here at Ernie (Not Bert). I meant to do this yesterday, but I made an impromptu trip to the east coast to watch the shuttle launch, which it didn't, so I spent $50 in vain for gas. But that's all beside the point. The point is that for the month of July, I want to share a bunch of Christmas music with you. This is going to be a little different from what I did back in December, though. I've got a whole stack of tracks here from non-seasonal LPs that struck me as being Christmassy, or actual seasonal tracks that for whatever reason got stuck on a regular LP. My scanner is on the fritz, so most of the posts are going to be without the covers, but I think you'll live. The first share today is two tracks by Leroy Holmes from the soundtrack to The Devil's Brigade from 1968. These are the bona-fide Christmas tunes Good King Wenceslas and Joy To The World. Please download them and enjoy. By the end of the month, you should have a pretty nice collection of tunes to play when December rolls around. The RCA Victor tag I posted above is from The Sound Of Children At Christmas by Hugo & Luigi With Their Children's Chorus (RCA Victor LSP-2254, 1960). I used to post lots of these little tags, but I haven't done so in a while. I give you this one now to wish you a Merry Christmas, and also as the first time I've seen them duplicate a message in their tag. If you go visit 317X, you'll see that there is another tag that says Merry Christmas. I wish I had that LP...

5 comments:

Stephen said...

Thanks a lot, Ernie! I wish I had that album, too - I've known about it for years and it sounds terrific.

Anonymous said...

I have been googling this music "the Sound of the Children at Christmas" and haven't found it yet. I have a copy of it on a cassette tape from the original LP that has since disappeared. If you know of ANY way of finding it online....PLEASE let me know. It is the best music.Thanks for the artists- I didn't write that down on the cassette holder. Thanks- Molly

Ernie said...

Molly-I'm afraid I don't have the actual LP from the sleeve, just the sleeve itself. I know that various tracks from it have shown up here and there, though. There are some tracks on this album over at Bongolong, I think:

http://bongobells.blogspot.com/2006/11/perry-como-home-for-holidays.html

Anonymous said...

Well, the tag line isn't _quite_ the same...here, it says "Merry Christmas!". There, it doesn't have the exclamation mark.

because.weiss said...

I copied this album onto my computer a few weeks ago. It is by no means of fantastic quality, but for anyone that wanted to listen, you can find it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S2BZE4AE