Sunday, July 10, 2011

Christmas In July 2011-Day 9

Here we are, shares for day 9 on day 10.  But it's still early today, hopefully I can get caught up this evening.  Now if I could only get my typing straightened out, I'd be OK.  Every other word I type lately is a typo for some reason.  I'll muddle through somehow.  Today's simple goal was to give you a whole pile of music.  Nine tracks, almost an hour of music, so I think I did pretty well.  Couple of really long pieces in there, including the entire story of the nativity.  Let's get on with the show, shall we?

1. Hallelujah Chorus, this time performed by A. G. Bell Jr. High School Orchestra Directed By R.J. Mennicke, Chorus Directed By M.G. Vyvyan, from their album AG Bell Jr. High School 1968 Winter Concert (Custom Recording Service, No Number, Mono, 1968).  I'm sure sharing a lot of these junior high school records this year for some reason.  Not sure if that's a good thing or not...

2. The Birth Of Christ, narrated by Alexander Scourby with Dramatic Cast, from The Power Of Faith Presents Stories From The Bible-Volume VII-Birth Of Christ/Good Samaritan (Rickwick International DAS-7, Mono, 1963).  Parts of this are just comical in their re-creation.  I'm sure they aren't meant to be, but that's just the way they strike me.

3. The First Snow Of Winter by Arthur Godfrey With Orchestra And Chorus By Archie Bleyer, from Arthur Godfrey's TV Calendar Show (Columbia GL 521, Mono, 1953).  I've been trying to get a decent rip from this LP for years now, and I finally got two of the three songs on there to track all the way through.  That last one seems to be beyond repair, though.  Too many skips, to much damage.  But this song and one I've got for later in the month are worth the wait, I believe.

4. White Christmas, another track by Brookside Jr. High School Music Department-Concert Chorus-William Bent, Conductor from their album Winter Concert-Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 1971 (Brookside Jr. High School, Sarasota, Florida, United Sound USR 4026, Stereo, 1971).  Not sure if this is the last track from this record I intend to share or not, but it's got to be close.

5. Jingle Beguine, something I'd never heard before, by Drexel Hill Junior High School Orchestra (from Pennsylvania, I think) and their LP Drexel Hill Junior High School Music Concerts 1965-1966 (Recorded Publications Company Z-71661/2, Mono, 1966).  You've got almost an entire sides worth of further tracks off this one coming, so prepare yourself.

6. The Toy Box Suite, another side-long track, this time by Johnny Andrews-Narration, George Kleinsinger-Music from the kiddie record Tubby The Tuba (Peter Pan S8044, Stereo).  Not explicitly Christmas, but anything having to do with toys seems to fit in fairly well.

7. Christ Child Lullaby, a really nice Christmas track from Judy Collins and her LP Golden Apples Of The Sun (Elektra EKL-222, Mono, 1962).  I think this is her second LP.  I've got another track from Judy later in the month that much less Christmassy, but still worth including.

8. Waltz Of The Flowers by Lew White, another track from his LP Famous Melodies (RCA Camden CAL-132, Mono).  So far this year I've tried to stick to single tracks from The Nutcracker, but eventually I'm going to have to share some of these side-long versions of the entire ballet I've got laying around.  You've been warned.

9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, another track by an orchestra led by James Walker from the Wonderful World Of Music For Children (Reader's Digest 6xLP RDS38-M) set that I've been sharing from all month.  Nice and Christmassy, this one.  And I think this is the end of the shares for now.  Here's the download link, and I should see you again this evening with another batch of Christmas in July.

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