Sunday, July 19, 2009

Christmas In July 2009-Day The Seventeenth

Now that I'm past the halfway point, I feel like doing something a little special. How about 32 tracks in a single post, over an hour of music? No problem, here are three side-long versions of The Nutcracker, as well as a handful of individual performances of selected tracks. Artists include William Steinberg And The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra, Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra (in a different performance from the one I gave you on the first day of Christmas In July, this one from 1950), O'Lyn Callahan, Morton Gould Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy And The Philadelphia Orchestra, and lastly, some little accordian band named The Three Suns.

Let me give you the details for that Three Suns track, because that's the one I'm most proud of. As you might recall, I've shared out all of the Three Suns Christmas albums around here, and quite a few individual tracks from singles and collections. This one was new to me, so I'm going to add it to their Christmas canon. Waltz Of The Flowers comes from budget-label release For Listening And Dancing (Pickwick PTP 2012 (Combines two LPs, Twilight Time & Body & Soul)), in fake stereo. I don't know how this track eluded me for so long, but now we've got it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

Here's the download link, have at it. I'm getting a little closer to being caught up, I think, just another day or two of double posts and I'm there.

1 comment:

Badgercat said...

Unbelievable stuff Ernie. Thanks!