Friday, July 09, 2010

Christmas In July-The Eighth Day

Here we are, celebrating the Eighth day of Christmas in July on July the Ninth.  I know it doesn't make any sense, but I was busy yesterday and didn't get to throw up a share.  I'll try to make that up this weekend and get back on track.  To make up for my tardiness, I'm giving you what I think is my best track of the season, Go Tell It On The Mountain by Brook Benton.  This is a really great song, and it's buried away in the middle of If You Believe (Mercury MG 20619, Mono, 1962), an album of sacred music.  Oh, this is good stuff.  I wish all my finds could be this nice.  Next is a version of the Bing Crosby classic Christmas In Killarney, here performed by The Bill Shepherd Singers from the LP Irish Sing-Along (Decca DL 4053, Mono, 1963).  This one is pretty good, too, but not as good as Bing.  Third is classic piano bar crooner Matt Dennis from a budget label release Saturday Date With Matt Dennis (Tops LP1596, Mono, 1957).  The track is titled Hitch Up The Sleigh, and it's not the only song from this album that you'll hear this month.  Fourth is another track by Hugo Winterhalter from his LP A Season For My Beloved (ABC-Paramount ABCS-447, Stereo, 1963), A Marshmallow World.  That brings us to the final track, Waltz Of The Flowers, a slightly different version by David Rose And His Orchestra, Tenor Sax Solo By Bob Cooper, from the LP Concert With A Beat (MGM SE3852, Stereo, 1960).  The credit for saxophone should tell you that this isn't your normal run of the mill Tchaikovsky.  That's it, five more tracks for your Christmas in July enjoyment.  Here's the download link, see you tomorrow.

2 comments:

Buster said...

I love Matt Dennis - that's actually one of his best LPs.

Badgercat said...

I too like the Matt Dennis track Ernie. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if the other you'll share will be another Crosby classic... :)