Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas In July 2011-Day 12

On the 12th day of Christmas (In July), Ernie gave to me...a bunch more songs from your favorite middle school bands.  Sorry, but I've got to blow these things out so I can get to the good stuff I've been holding back.  Just bear with me here.

1. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Homer & Jethro with June Carter from The Worst Of Homer And Jethro (RCA Victor LPM-1560, Mono, 1958).  Yes, it's a rerun, but it's still probably the best of the lot tonight.

2. Fum, Fum, Fum (Catalonian Carol) by Drexel Hill Junior High School Boy's Chorus from Drexel Hill Junior High School Music Concerts 1965-1966 (Recorded Publications Company Z-71661/2, Mono, 1966).  Say what you will about the version, I still love this song.

3.  Happy Holiday...I probably shouldn't be including this, but here it is.  No comment.

4.  March Of The Toys by Ron Oliver And His Orchestra from A Treasury Of Victor Herbert In High Fidelity (Harmony (Columbia) HL 7117, Mono).  No sign of this release on the net, except for a brief mention over at Lee's place, and he didn't seem to know much more about it than what someone had told him.

5.  Gold And Silver Waltz; Skaters' Waltz; Over The Waves, a nice medley from Lester Lanin And His Trio and their album Dance To The Lester Lanin Beat (Epic BN 556, Stereo, 1960).  I think this was his next release after his Christmas LP for Epic.

6.  The Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Lew White At The Organ With His Orchestra from Famous Melodies (RCA Camden CAL-132, Mono).  I think this is the third and last track I'm sharing from this record.  And this is a vocal version, which I don't think I've ever heard before.  That may be worth the price of admission alone.

7. What Child Is This? by Drexel Park Presbyterian Church Senior Choir-T.C. Barg, Choir Director-Mary A. Prischman, Organist, and the LP is Sacred Reflections (Drexel Park Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, No Label, No Number, Mono, 1962).  It's Greensleeves with Christmas lyrics, unlike last night...

8.  Jingle Bells as performed on the handbells by The Wesleyan Ringers, Lloyd R. Pilkington-Director, from the album The Glory Of Bells (Silver Crest Custom STJ-111882, St. John's United Methodist Church, Hazlet, NJ, Stereo).  Not too bad...

9. March Of The Dwarfs by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra-James Walker, Conductor, from Wonderful World Of Music For Children (Reader's Digest 6xLP RDS38-M, Stereo).  I don't think I'd heard or seen this before, but I enjoyed it, so I hope you will, too.  Still not at the end of shares from this massive six record set.

10.  Trees of Christmas by Brookside Jr. High School Music Department-Advanced Orchestra-Ernesto Epistola, Conductor, from Winter Concert-Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 1971 (Brookside Jr. High School, Sarasota, Florida, United Sound USR 4026, Stereo, 1971).  Just sounds like a re-write of O Tannenbaum to me, but I guess if you rearrange it enough, you can claim it as your own.  Stay tuned for a little ditty I just wrote called I Saw Her Standing Over There.  It's gonna be big, I know it.

That's it, ten more tracks for your Christmas enjoyment.  Hope you're enjoying the out-of-season seasonal stuff.  Here's the download link, don't be afraid to leave a comment.  Looks like I've shared out 93 Christmas tracks so far this season.  I need to get crackin'!


Buster said...

It seems like there are a lot of Drexels, or is it all one LP cut up in order to baffle us?

Ernie said...

Nope, two different records, two different groups. One I think in PA, one in CA if memory serves. No, sorry, one in IL, not CA. One of those other church choir LPs was from CA. Maybe it was better when I wasted a whole day just sharing out the tracks from a single group...

Buster said...

Nah, I'm just easily confused.

Anonymous said...


Just found your amazing site ... congratulations and a big thank you ...!

I have tried some of the earlier shares ... ie 2007, 2008 ... with rapidshare ... all are unavailable ...!

Is it possible to re-share some of these in the future ...? Something like ... same girl ... different dress ...! Or should that be ... same songs ... different dates ...?

Hope I got a smile ...?

Bye for now ... and keep up the good work ...!

Thanks again ...

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