Thursday, September 02, 2010

Christmas In July (In September)-The Thirty-First Day

Well, here we are, the last day of the 'month'.  I thought it would never get here.  As is my tradition, I like to share New Years songs with you on the last day of the month, so that's what you get tonight.  I'm sure you'll enjoy them all just as much as all the Christmas stuff I've already doled out.  Well, maybe not this first track.  It's a radio commercial by Henry Morgan called New Year's Resolution from the LP The Best Of Henry Morgan 1946-47 (Command Performance Records LP-2, Mono).  I had hoped it would be a little funny skit, but it's just a slightly humorous ad for some brand of razor.  Oh, well, live and learn.  Next up, and infinitely more interesting is Let Us All Sing Auld Lang Syne by Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians from Alma Mater Memories (Capitol ST1949, Stereo, 1963).  Nice little song here.  And lastly, I've got four different versions of Auld Lang Syne, which pales in comparison to the sixteen (!) versions I gave you back in 2008, but it's still not too shabby.  Version one is by The Ferko String Band Under The Direction Of Capt. Joseph A. Ferko from the LP The Ferko String Band Volume No. 3 (Regent MG 6085, Mono).  Version two is performed on a Swiss Coffin Music Box, from an album I've shared from earlier this year, The Story Of The Music Box (Book Records 10" Collector's Series #1011, Mono, 1952).  Version three is a short one from Irving Fields And His Trio and their album Year Round Party Fun (Oceanic OCP 511, Mono).  I think we've heard from Irving Fields already this year (and last!).  Version four is by the great Pete King Orchestra And Chorale, the album is Songs To Celebrate (Kapp KS-3284, Stereo, 1962).  This is a great companion to their Christmas LP.  And there you have it, six tracks to help you ring in the new year.  Here's the download link, don't party too hard at midnight tonight.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great run this year, Ernie. Thanks for sticking with us, and enjoy your fall. Looking forward to some pictures!

Chris in Cary

ghoul said...

Thank you, Ernie. I've really enjoyed your posts again this year.

Der Bingle said...

Thanks so much for the music, Ernie. Looking forward to December!

Badgercat said...

Ernie, the Pete King Orchestra And Chorale Christmas Album has become one of my favorite "plays" during the Christmas season. I'd never heard it until your blog - and again, it's a favorite now. Their Auld Lang Syne is a great companion. Thanks for keeping it up over the summer. I look forward to December!