Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas In July (In August)-The Twenty-Eighth Day

Twenty Eight down, just a few more to go.  Five good ones for you today.  Well, a couple of good ones and some filler.  It's late, what did you expect?  Let's start with Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by none other than The Trapp Family Singers With Father Franz Wasner, Conductor.  The album is Sing Along With The Trapp Family (Baronet B-101, Mono), but I don't know much about it.  I've seen Trapp family recordings on RCA Victor, Decca and Warner Bros, but Baronet is new to me.  Track two is a cover of Latin-American Christmas Lullaby, one of the originals off the great Ralph Hunter Christmas album that I've been bringing to you for a couple of years now.  This version is by Columbiana County Choir-Ferris Ohl, Guest Conductor from the LP Sounds Of Music-Eighth Annual Columbiana County Music Festival (Century Custom Recording Service V14354, Mono, 1962).  Good to see that someone was paying attention to Ralph Hunter back then.  Next up is Ding Dong Merrily On High, another track from The Choir Of Malvern College Chapel With The Choir Of Hillstone School, Organist-Nigel Hancock and their album Music From Malvern College Chapel (Wealden Studios (UK) WS 175, Stereo, 1978).  I believe this is the last track from that one that I'm sharing.  Fourth is a version of Jingle Bells as it might have been played on a theater organ back during the silent film era.  This is from the LP Music For Silents (Malar MAS-2027, Stereo, 1977) and is performed by Gaylord Carter who apparently used to accompany those silent films.  The final track for tonight is My Favorite Things by Dimitri's Hollywood Orchestra & Chorus from their low-budget album Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music (Clarion 602, Stereo).  The less said about this one, the better.  And that's it for tonight.  Here's the download link, see you back here tomorrow.


The Blue Carbuncle said...

Good news/Bad news ... the good news is you're near the end of another stupendous effort that has brought more older gems back onto our playlists and joy to our hearts ... the bad news you get to start doing it all over again in less than 90 days!

I don't say it often enough to you and the other Yuletide bloggers but, Mondo Thanks for all the time, effort and moola you expend to bring a smile to our faces!


Anonymous said...

Ooh, that Gaylord Carter track is a pip! Thanks, Ernie!