Happy July the 4th to everyone out there in blog land! I went out last night to try and shoot some fireworks, and I got drenched. So I'm not even gonna try tonight, I'm gonna sit right here by the computer and share some tunes. Actually, I'm going to go ahead and share some tunes now, get it out of the way, then I'm probably going to watch some TV. Tonight you get a side-long version of The Nutcracker Suite from Stanley Black and The London Festival Orchestra. I ripped this from side 1 of Tchaikovsky-Nutcrackers Suite OP.71/Serenade For Strings In C Major, OP. 48 (Phase 4 SPC 21022, Stereo, 1968). It's a pretty good version, running a little over 20 minutes. I didn't want to leave you with just the one version though, so I found an LP copy of the Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians version, which I'd previously shared out from a scratchy old 45 here. The LP is called A Very Special Hour With Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians (MCS Special Markets 2xLP DXS-511, Simulated Stereo). Maybe you'll like this rip more than the other one, maybe you won't. Oh, this LP was marked as being available only at Fred Waring concerts, if you're curious. So that's it, two versions of The Nutcracker Suite, one fairly straight, one a bit twisted. Interesting way to celebrate the 234th anniversary of the independence of my nation, but such is my way. Here's the download link, have a great holiday. We'll see you back here tomorrow.