Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas In July 2011-Day 14

Day 14, almost to the halfway point.  Still going strong, though.  I think by this point last year I was a few days behind, if not completely at a standstill.  So let's keep that momentum going.

Track 1-Ave Maria-Schubert by Herbie Koch, Official Carillonneur, State Of Georgia.  I thought I had shared this before, but it didn't turn up in a search of the blog.  That doesn't mean anything, of course.  I could have misspelled it before, or I've even been know to throw up a post in a hurry and not list what I'm sharing.  So if this is a rerun I'm not tagging as such, I apologize and will return your money ASAP.  (Which is not to say I haven't shared any Herbie Koch before, just not this track from this LP.)  This is from the LP Sacred Bells Of Stone Mountain (Stone Mountain, Georgia, 777S-6946, Mono).

Track 2-Christmas Morn from our friend Kenny Baker.  Again, a track I thought I'd shared, but can't find now.  This is from a little 10" record, Hymns By Mary Baker Eddy (Published By The Trustees Under The Will Of Mary Baker Eddy 10" 33 RPM TV 15581, Mono).

Track 3-Dance Of The Toy Pipes-Russian Sailor's Dance by the First Piano Quartet from the early LP Waltzes From The Classics, Dances Not For Dancing (RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1165, Mono).  I tried and tried to find a date for this one, but to no avail.  Anyone want to point me to something?  I'm thinking really early fifties.  The vinyl had the same label for side two on both sides, which I thought was odd, and on the label they called it Dance Of The Reed Flutes.  I guess there's more than one was to translate Tchaikovsky from the original Russian.

Track 4-Introduction to His Story In Song (Singcord ZLP 861S, Mono) by Aunt Bertha.  This is just too out-there.  Couple more tracks from this one to come, but this is the money-shot right here.  The front cover said stereo, but I didn't see that until I listened and decided it was mono.  Sorry...

Track 5-Rocking Carol (Czech Carol) by Drexel Hill Junior High School Girl's Choir.  You already know where this is from...

Track 6 & 7-We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Regular flavor and Instrumental) by Hap Palmer from his record for the kiddies called Holiday Songs And Rhythms (Activity Records AR-538, Mono, 1971).  Those aren't the right words...  Came with a copy of the lyrics and everything!  I actually had two copies of this record, one dated 1972 and one dated 1980, I think, and both had the insert, which was dated 1971 so that's the date I put on the whole thing.

Track 8-Gloria by The Wesleyan Ringers, Lloyd R. Pilkington-Director.  Yes, another one that you know where it's from already.

Track 9-Hallelujah Chorus by The Coral Ridge Chancel Choir, Directed By Roger C. McMurrin, Organ-John McCarthy from the LP The Coral Ridge Chancel Choir And 117 Rank Ruffatti Pipe Organ (Coral Ridge Productions CRP-1001-LP, Stereo).  This has to be one of the most cleanly-recorded versions of this song I've ever heard.  Most of them are muddy as all get-out, especially custom recordings like this, but I was surprised.

Track 10-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by Ray Conniff And The Singers.  I don't know if you think of this as a Christmas song, but I do.  This is from the album of the same name (Columbia KC 31220, Stereo, 1972).

Track 11-Medley From Greenwillow: Clang Dang The Bell; The Music Of Home; Greenwillow Christmas; Never Will I Marry by Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops.  This one I know for sure is a rerun, but this version is probably not as nice as the one I shared before.  You never know how a piece of vinyl is going to sound until you play it.  The record is called Music Of Frank Loesser (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2486, Stereo, 1961).

Track 12-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by James Walker with some unknown orchestra and chorus.  This is yet another track from Wonderful World Of Music For Children (Reader's Digest 6xLP RDS38-M, Stereo), and it's pretty nice.

That's it for tonight.  More tomorrow.  Here's the download link, have a nice evening.


Rick said...

What a great collection of Christmas music this year! Very eclectic! Thanks for all the music (and the photos, too).

Way back in December of 2005 you posted 2 songs from The Sandpipers With Mitch Miller And Orchestra - Frosty The Snowman and Sleigh Ride. I have looked high and low for these two songs to no avail. If you are ever so inclined, a repost of them would be greatly appreciated. Please!

Mike said...

Hello Ernie-
I am a proud enthusiast of your Christmas in July shares (as well as all the hundreds of other links).

After years of receiving annual Christmas mixes from a couple of close friends, I decided in Dec. 2009 to return the favor. I had no clue what I was about to get sucked into....

I've gotten LOTS of stuff from you, but I've never even left a Thank You message, and for that I'm sorry. What you do is really incredible. There is SO much great stuff out there, that I'd have never even known existed without your generous Blog. A big Thank You from Sunny South Florida!

SRQ said...

Your dedication is amazing!

Sally June said...

Track 2: Kenny Baker actually stopped me dead in my tracks (not literally!) on my way to work this am as I listened to this beautiful track. Who is that? What is that song? I had to come back to find out.

And you are right about this Halleluia Chorus: so nice to hear a choir actually singing together instead of a bunch of individual voices doing their own thing.

Thanks, as always, Ernie, for bringing these to us.