Friday, July 10, 2009

Christmas In July 2009-Day The Tenth

Ten days in, that's means we're almost one third of the way through. Still a long way to go, though. No big theme tonight, just some tracks that I've been looking forward to sharing with you for one reason or another. Let's jump right in, shall we?

Track one is another song by Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band, We Wish You A Merry Christmas. You got another track from this LP, Hometown Almanac (Spring Branch Productions SB-2, 1977), earlier in the month.

Track two is my first and maybe only celebrity vocal of the month. It's Let There Be Peace on Earth from the LP High Upon A Mountain (Dot DLP 25109, 1960). Who sings this, I hear you asking? Why it's Eddie Arnold! No, wait, that's not right. How about Eddie Albert! That's better. Yes, all the way from Petticoat Junction to your ears.

Track three is Vaughn Monroe and his iconic Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! in yet another re-recording for yet another label. This time is from His Greatest Hits (Dot DLP 3431). I think I brought you an early stereo rerecording of this last year. Nope, it was three years ago. How time flies when it's always Christmas.

Track four. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The Mike Curb Congregation from Softly Whispering I Love You (MGM SE-4821, 1972). I miss seeing this Coke commercial every Christmas.

Track five, and the one I like best from this batch, is the old Percy Faith classic Brazilian Sleigh Bells, this time as performed by The Duluth Accordionaires, Directed By John Copiskey. The Album is Jeno's Pizza Presents Music To Eat Pizza By (Northland Foods-RCA Victor Custom Records 812I-9323, 1967). That's right, it's an all-accordion album given away by a pizza parlor! You just don't get any better than that! And it's really a great track!

There you go. Five more. Follow this download link and have at it. See ya again tomorrow.

2 comments:

PDMan said...

Wow, Ernie. With everything that's gone on the last couple of weeks - and the McNair situation here in Nashville - I totally didn't even notice it was Christmas in July. (I'm slipping in my advancing age.)

As always, thanks for all you do keeping the Christmas in July tradition alive!

ykw said...

"The Album is Jeno's Pizza Presents Music To Eat Pizza By (Northland Foods-RCA Victor Custom Records 812I-9323, 1967). That's right, it's an all-accordion album given away by a pizza parlor! You just don't get any better than that! And it's really a great track!"

It does too get better; it's an album given away not by a pizza parlor, but by a frozen pizza distributor. You know those little egg-roll-shaped allegedly-pizza-flavored snacks kids can't get enough of until they turn twelve and their taste buds develop? Same people. (Northland/Jeno's are the same people who gave you the equally scrumptious Chun King and Michelina's lines.)