Sunday, December 16, 2007

Go USA-Part Five


The only music I've been able to find so far from actual service members has been this recording. The flip side is actually a promotional piece for some form of prescription appetite control! I won't subject you to that today, but I will make you download and listen to The Idlers Of The United States Coast Guard Academy-The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Wallace Laboratories 7" 33 RPM). Hmmm, now that I type all that out, I think I have some LPs somewhere of some Army band with George Kennedy narrating... I'll have to see what I can dig out. Not that I have time to record much else...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As the son of a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy Class of 1950, many thanks!

If you want another recording with actual service members on it, the 1964 recording called "NORAD Tracks Santa" had a bunch of nice Xmas music on Side 2 done by the USAF Big Band, AKA "The NORAD Commanders". Their cover of "Carol of the Bells" was especially good.

Ernie said...

I was going to post a link to that NORAD record over at FaLaLaLaLa.com, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I just can't seem to keep up around here for some reason. Oh, and thanks for the comment.

Tony said...

I am pretty sure that Design Records was affiliated with Pickwick Records.

How do I know this? My mom worked at a pressing plant on Long Island, called Keel Mfg., that pressed all the Pickwick/Design releases in the 70's.