Friday, July 25, 2008

Christmas In July 2008-Day 23

It's finally Friday! Seemed like I'd never get here. And it's time for Christmas in July, the 23rd edition. Yes, I'm still two days behind. I hope to get caught up someday. Today you get three versions of Baby, It's Cold Outside and three more versions of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm. How's that for a combination?

OK, first the three different versions of Baby, It's Cold Outside. My first, and favorite, is by Homer And Jethro With June Carter (later June Carter Cash) from The Worst Of Homer And Jethro (RCA Victor LPM-1560, 1958). I've been holding onto this all month to share, but I saw just the other day that they mentioned it at WFMU's Beware Of The Blog. Great minds and all that... Version number two is by Pearl Bailey from The Definitive Pearl Bailey (Columbia CL 985). You heard a little more Pearl earlier in the season. Version three is by The Stereo Brass Choir from their album Stereo Dialogue For Brass (Columbia CS 8290). Imagine for a second what this one might sound like. Yes, that's exactly what it sounds like, just with more surface noise. Enjoy!

And three more versions of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm. I don't know if you really needed any more versions of this, but here they are. Version one is a medley of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Ev'rything I've Got and Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home, and it's by Ronald Fitzroy And His Orchestra from the LP Party Dance-Along (Master MAL 3011). Version two is by Poliakin, His Orchestra And Chorale from The Best Of Poliakin (Everest SDBR 2,003, 1960). And lastly, you get a version from The Arthur Murray TV Dance Orchestra retitled Fox Trot: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, and coming from the album Arthur Murray's Music For Dancing (RCA Victor LPM-1909, 1958).

And there you have it, six more tracks for Christmas In July. Here's the download link, get to clickin'. And don't forget 2006 and 2007. Thanks for visiting!

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