Friday, September 03, 2010

Christmas In July 2009-The Missing Thirty-Second Day

I just noticed that I never posted my 32nd day last year.  And I thought I lost it in the big computer crash of '09, but there is was in a folder of old shares!  So here, with only a year and a month's delay is Christmas In July 2009-Day 32!  Just so you don't have to read my blatherings, here's the download link at the beginning.  Now, if I can figure out what's in the file, and why I waited until the end of the month to share it...  Let's see, 16 files in there, so you get more than this year.  I see three tracks from Brass Of The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Conducted By Alfred Newman from the album Hallelujah! (Capitol SP8529, Stereo, 1960).  I think these are stereo versions to replace mono ones I'd shared previously.  The three tracks are Hallelujah from The Messiah, We Three Kings Of Orient Are and Deck The Hall.  Next are a couple of tracks by Ruby Murray With The Norrie Paramor Orchestra, Christmastime In Ireland and Christmas In Killarney, from Irish-And Proud Of It (Parlophone (EMI) P-33SX 1402, Mono, 1962).  Not sure why I recorded these, since I think I have them in stereo someplace...  Sixth is another version of My Favorite Things from the album My Favorite Things (Decca DL 78975, Stereo) by The Stratford Strings.  Again, no idea why I recorded this and didn't share it (or did I?).  Seventh and eighth are March Of The Toys by Billy May And His Big Band first from Hey It's May (Pickwick SPC-3010, Fake Stereo) and again from Pow! (Capitol Star Line T1377, Mono).  I remember looking for a stereo copy of this, and finding out it was fake stereo, and then finding the non-budget label record it had been released earlier on.  Now this one I do remember, it's a stereo copy of the great David Rose track The Christmas Tree from David Rose Plays David Rose (MGM SE3748, Stereo, 1959).  This is a good one!  Number ten is a cleaner copy of Baby, It's Cold Outside by Meri Ellen And Her Cohorts Featuring Don Elliot from The Hi-Fi Antics Of Meri Ellen And Her Cohorts (Design DLP 63, Mono, 1958).  I always liked this track.  Two tracks from The Chad Mitchell Trio in what I think may have been slightly improved sound from my old share, The Marvelous Toy and Twelve Days from Singing Our Minds (Mercury SR 60838, Stereo, 1963).  Lucky thirteen is a slightly cleaner rip of Ave Maria from 29 Strings And Then Some (RCA Victor LPM-1457, Mono, 1957) by Mario Ruiz Armengol And His Orchestra.  14 and 15 are Snowfall and Winter Wonderland, both by Dennis Farnon And His Orchestra from The Enchanted Woods (RCA Victor LSP-1897, Stereo, 1959).  This was either me finding a stereo copy, or forgetting that I'd already recorded and shared it in stereo.  Only some basic research will solve that mystery, and I'm awfully lazy!  Last up is what I think was supposed to be a cleaner copy of The Three Suns' Busy Holiday from either For Listening And Dancing or Twilight Time & Body And Soul (Pickwick PTP 2012, Mono), a Pickwick double album release that combines two earlier budget releases.  The records themselves still had the names of the single-disc releases, but they were stuck in the double LP sleeves.  Budget albums are a world unto themselves sometimes.  And there you go, 16 tracks that have waited more than a year to be released, hope it was worth the wait. (In case you're looking down here at the end for it, I included the download link at the top of this post just to confuse you!)


Badgercat said...

Big surprise Ernie! Thanks for Day 32.

Inkydog said...

Man, you're dedicated.