Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Christmas In July 2009-Day The Twenty Eighth

Are you ready for the twenty-eighth day of Christmas in July? Well, I know I am. I'm ready for this thing to be over with so I can go back to watching TV in the evenings. Here we go...

The first three songs are jazzy adaptations of the winter part of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. I was hoping for more, but this is what I got. The artist is The Günter Noris Trio, and the LP is Four Swinging Seasons-The Günter Noris Trio Plays Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" (Capitol International SP-10547). The three movements are entitled Winter-Allegro Non Molto: Colder Than, Winter-Allegro: Slippin' In The Snow and Winter-Largo: Fireside Fun. With titles like that, I was hoping for so much more...

Anyhow, the next three tracks are by one of those great girl groups, The McGuire Sisters. The first two tracks are from the LP Children's Holiday (Vocalion VL 3685). I almost didn't even listen to this one because I assumed the holiday songs would be the same as the Christmas songs on their Christmas LP that I used to share with you, but have since discovered is on CD. But I was only half right. The songs are the same, but there's added story and narration that I think adds a lot to the recordings. So here are the songs Children's Holiday and The Cactus Christmas Tree. You'll dig these.

The third McGuire Sisters track is their version of Ave Maria from the LP In Harmony With Him (Coral CRL 757303). I shared this with you some time ago, but it was from a later collection of tracks, so I wanted to give you a version that was straight from the source, so to speak. I think you'll enjoy this one.

The seventh track tonight is a bonus version of Ave Maria as performed on the trumpet, and it lasts an extra long seven and a half minutes! This is by Rafael Mendez, Symphony Orchestra Conducted By N. Tejada, from his LP Trumpet Showcase (Decca DL 74636). Gotta love it.

That's all for tonight. Here's the download link. See you right back here tomorrow night!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ernie, relax! You've been more than generous already. Go watch TV if you want to, or go take some pictures. The moon's getting towards full..

Chris in Cary