Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Christmas In July 2008-Day 20

Are you ready for day 20 of Christmas in July? Well, ready or not, here it comes. Tonight you get six different versions of the Irving Berlin chestnut, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm. I don't know how you can go wrong with this track. I already brought you five other versions this month, so this post brings the total to eleven different versions!

Version one is actually a medley of Say It Isn't So, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) by The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra from The Ballads Of Irving Berlin (RCA Victor LSP-2817, 1964).

Version two is by 101 Strings from their album The Best Loved Songs Of Irving Berlin (Alshire S-5005). Is there any song that the 101 Strings didn't cover somewhere? I doubt it.

Version three is by Ray Noble And His Orchestra from We Danced All Night (RCA Camden CAL 380).

Version four is by organist Jesse Crawford and comes from the album Poet At The Pipe Organ (Decca DL 8565).

Version number five is by blog favorite the Frankie Ortega Combo and the LP Twilight Time (Masterseal MS-83). I should record this whole LP and share it out at some point. For more Frankie Ortega, check out here, here and here.

Lastly, version six is by The Francis Bay Big Band and an LP entitled either A Salute To Les Brown or Sentimental Swingers (Omega OSL 25), depending on where you look. Gotta love budget records.

That's it, nothing too exciting. Here's the download link, go get 'em, tiger! For more holiday goodies, check out this day in 2006 and 2007.

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