Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving, 2009, Part 3

I promised some new Thanksgiving music, and here you go. These are two tracks I found back in July when I was searching for new Christmas music. Track one is called Thanksgiving Day, and it's from the LP Hits From The Gang Shows (Fontanta 680932TL TFL.5104, Mono). Ken Jones is credited with running the orchestra, but the vocal chorus is uncredited. I'm afraid I don't know anything about these gang shows, but since this appears to be a UK release, perhaps someone from across the pond can fill us in. The other track, and my favorite, is The Big Clown Balloons, performed by The Merrill Stanton Voices from their LP Meredith Willson's Here's Love (Columbia Special Products CSRP 8899, 1963, Stereo). Here's Love was Meredith Willson's follow-up to The Music Man, and it doesn't seem to have been nearly so popular. It's basically a musical re-write of Miracle On 34th Street, and that might explain why they are singing about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Those of you with good memories might recall that I shared a couple of Christmas-themed tracks from this same LP back during Christmas In July (here and here). But for these two tracks, you can get the download here. Hope you are all enjoying your Turkey Day, and I'll see you later on this evening.

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