Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas In July 2009-Day The Twenty Fifth

Here we go...with this post, I'm finally caught back up. It's taken a couple of weeks, but it feels good to finally be back to where I should have already been. Now that I'm caught up, I can see the end of the month out there on the horizon. I'd better get busy, I've got a lot of good stuff I still need to record and share with you. So what's in the catch-up post? Two artists, six song, all good stuff. Well, mostly good stuff. You'll see.

The first four tracks are all by The Weavers, you know, the folk quartet featuring Pete Seeger. These songs all come from the LP The Weavers On Tour (Vanguard VRS-9013). I guess it was a little mini-section of the show that featured Christmas tunes. Actually, I'm not convinced this was from a live show. The audience noise seems a little canned to me. Anyhow, the four songs are Go Tell It On The Mountain, Poor Little Jesus, Santa Claus Is Coming (It's Almost Day) and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

The final two tracks are from Anton Brees (I appear to have had his name mis-typed as Frees for the past year.  Sorry about that...) and his carillon album A Spiritual Message From The Singing Tower (Morse's Music/Queen City Album MM 1000, Played on the Cast Bell Carillon at Carillon Mountain Lake Sanctuary, Lake Wales, Florida, USA). This was recorded at Bok Tower, which really isn't too far away from here, although I've never been. Gonna have to get up there someday. I remember seeing a full Christmas LP from this place somewhere last Christmas, shared out on another blog, but I can't find it just now. I'd never seen the LP before, so didn't even know it existed. If I ever find one, I'll be sure to share it with you. The two tracks from this one are O Sanctissima & Angels We Have Heard On High.

There you have it, six more goodies. It's turning into quite the pile of music, isn't it? Here's the download link, thanks for stopping by and listening to my lame commentary.

1 comment:

Badgercat said...

Well done Ernie. Thanks for catching up and for the shares you provide!