Saturday, July 10, 2010

Christmas In July-The Ninth Day

Good Evening!  Welcome to day nine, which is actually happening on day ten.  Odd, that.  Let's jump right in, shall we?  Track one is a new one from Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra And Chorus.  Surprisingly, this doesn't come from that ABC-Paramount record I've been slowly distributing, but from an RCA budget release called Big And Sweet With A Beat (RCA Camden CAL-443, Mono, 1958).  I'm not sure but I think this LP collects up random sides recorded previously by Mr. Winterhalter.  The track is entitled Blue December, and I think it's a keeper.  Track two is Christmas Night In Harlem by Paul Whiteman & Orchestra With Johnny Mercer And Jack Teagarden from the LP Fiftieth Anniversary (Grand Award 2xLP 33-901, Mono, 1956).  This is a nice collection of remakes in nice sound of tracks from Mr. Whiteman's past.  I was a little shocked to discover a Christmas song hidden in there since I already had a copy of this LP, and had had it for years.  I guess you have to pay attention.  Track three is I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm from Country Club Saturday Night (RCA Camden CAL-332, Mono, 1956) by Jerry Jerome And His Country Club Orchestra.  No idea who these guys are, really.  Track four is Hanover Winter Song by Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians.  Anything by Fred Waring is more than welcome here at the blog.  This comes from his LP Alma Mater Memories (Capitol ST1949, Stereo, 1963).  Track five is another one by The Bellwethers, this time it's Ukranian Carol Of The Bells.  I don't know what makes this Ukranian, it sounds like the same old Carol Of The Bells to me, but perhaps it's originally Ukranian.  Anyhow, this is from The Bells Of Crystal Cathedral (The I.T. Verdin Company/UA Recording UAS-989-9297, Stereo).  Doesn't look like today is the day I'm gonna get caught up around here.  I'm putting records into boxes, and you can only imagine how long that takes...  Anyhow, here's the download link, go get it!


Auntie Knickers said...

Thanks for doing this -- Christmas in July is fun! By the way, Carol of the Bells is indeed Ukrainian. Composer's name is Leontovych, I believe, and another Ukrainian arranged it as we mostly know it now.

Anonymous said...

Love it - thanks for posting!