Monday, August 16, 2010

Christmas In July (In August)-The Seventeenth Day

New posts three days in a row?  That must be some sort of record, at least of late.  But here I am, with my third day of new Christmas music for you.  I'm gonna jump right in with track number one.  It's Gloria In Excelsis by Students Of The General Theological Seminary Of The Protestant Episcopal Church-Directed By H. Bruce Lederhouse from Rejoice! Music For The Worship Of God In The Twentieth Century (Scepter 527, Mono).  No idea that this was going to feature the banjo when I bought it, but that's the sort of pleasant surprise that makes this job worthwhile.  Track two is Sleigh Ride from Richard Ellsasser and his album Leroy Anderson Favorites-Richard Ellsasser Playing The Baldwin Electronic Organ (MGM E3174, Mono, 1955).  I shared a whole winter-themed LP from Mr. Ellsasser a year or two ago, and according to the liner notes on the back of this LP, he's got a Christmas record floating around somewhere out there.  To the thrift store!  Track three is Christmas Song, performed here by Charlie Francis from Hits Made Famous By Nat King Cole (Spin-O-Rama S-145, Stereo).  Not the worst version out there, especially for such a budget label.  Number four is I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony/Put Your Hand In The Hand by the Warren Willis Singers from Warren Willis Singers Send Love (No Label WS32172, Stereo).  There's not much about this group on the back sleeve, other than a mention that they're from the area in Florida where I grew up.  Odd, since I found this over on the East coast.  Last, we have some more handbell music from Belles & Beaus and their LP Canfield Choral Music Dept. Presents The English Handbell Sounds Of The Belles & Beaus (Canfield High School 7074N4, Stereo, 1976).  This time it's Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers.  That's all for today, here's the download link, enjoy!

2 comments:

stubbysfears said...

You go, Ernie! Will we be having Christmas In July in September?

Ernie said...

It's starting to look that way. Depends on how industrious I get between now and the end of the month...