Friday, December 22, 2006

The Night Before The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

Did I get the right number of 'night before's in there? I'm not sure. It's late and I'm tired. I pretty much ran out of old items to reshare with you today, which helps explain the dearth of postings today. Normally, I've been sharing two old records and two new records each day. However, there seem to be a few more days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, so I ran out of music! Well, I ran out of rerun music. I've still got a few records in the can to share with you that I recorded this year. And here's a good one. Lots of lush strings from a great bandleader, David Rose. Best known for The Stripper, David had a long career that was completely overshadowed by that one song. Oh, and Holiday For Strings, which everybody knows, but few people know it was by David Rose. The music on this record is served up medley style. Each side is one long melange of tracks, so get ready for some extended listening. I guess this is the way David liked his Christmas music. Earlier this year, Lee over at Music You Won't posted a 78 from David Rose, and it, too, features a long medley of Christmas tunes on each side. But enough about the artist, let's get to the music. Here's A Merry Christmas To You From David Rose And His Orchestra (MGM E3469, 1956). Enjoy!

Oh, I almost forgot. There is a great Christmas tune from David Rose that I shared out back during Christmas In July. You should definitely go get it!

6 comments:

CaptainOT said...

Nice share! I can take this one out of next year's pile (along with about a dozen others that were offered this year!).

Thanks Ernie!


Capt

bongolong said...

Ernie,

Thanks for posting this wonderful album. I found one at the Salvation Army a couple of months ago but the surface had too many problems, could not get a clean rip.

so thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Anonymous said...

There's one tune in the medly on side 1 that I can't quite recognize. Starts at 11:56 and ends about 12:40. I managed to identify everything else and checked off all the tracks listed on the back cover. But I couldn't recognize this one, although it sounds familiar. Do you know?

Ernie said...

I went back and listened to it, but I'm afraid I have no idea. Doesn't really strike me as too familar. I'm no help...

Anonymous said...

Thank you regardless. I've played it for others, but no one seems to know.

Unknown said...

The name of the song from that passage is "The Holly and the Ivy." Listen to Percy Faith's version on his album "Music of Christmas" and you will find it is the same song.