Sunday, July 29, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 29

Not too many more days left, are there? A few days from now, I'll be going into withdrawal, not knowing what to listen to or post. I'm sure I'll manage somehow. Anyway, most of your shares today come from a single odd record I found last year. It's called The Music Box And The Nickelodeon With Richard Burton (Canyon Custom Recording For Children's Mercy Hospital USR 7418). Most of the record is recordings of various music boxes and old-time coin-operated nickelodeons, but the last track is a reading by Richard Burton of excerpts from John Milton's "On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity". This appears to have been a find-raising item for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Besides the Richard Burton monologue, the included Christmas tracks are Winter Wonderland, I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The Jolly Coppersmith and Christmas Medley. To round things out, I've got a recording of Dylan Thomas reading his poem A Child's Christmas in Wales from the aptly titled LP Dylan Thomas Reading A Child's Christmas in Wales And Five Poems (Caedmon TC 1002, 1952). It s about 20 minutes long, but well worth the listen. Here's the link to download all the tracks. Hope you enjoy 'em.

If you're curious about the share on this date last year, it was another version of Snowfall, and three comedy tracks that involve Christmas. Dig it!

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