1. The Song Of Christmas
2. The Christmas Crib
3. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
4. White Christmas
Posted by Ernie at 12/03/2011 08:24:00 PM
Here's another installment of my 2006 Christmas In July reposts, covering the next ten days. For those of you who aren't familiar with what goes on around here in the middle of the hot, long summer, I post random tracks gleaned from non-holiday records, the random versions of Christmas songs that for whatever reason show up on non-Christmas records. It's quite interesting, sometimes, what you find in strange places. I think I shared a hundred or so tracks in 2006, the first year I did this. In 2011, I shared out over 400, but that number is artificially inflated because I've been rerecording some of my old favorites with better sound. Anyhow, go download part 2, and if you missed it, here's the link to part 1.
Posted by Ernie at 12/03/2011 01:29:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 12/02/2011 08:37:00 PM
I've resisted the urge to reshare my Christmas in July stuff for many years, but perhaps the time is right. None of the older shares are available anymore, and I've forgotten what in many of the downloads, so revisiting them is probably a good idea. I'm not going to list out what's in any of them, 'cause I'm lazy, but you can always go into the blog archives for the month of July back in ought-six and see what I was sharing. I believe this first batch is days 1-10. Enjoy!
Posted by Ernie at 12/02/2011 09:18:00 AM
You've probably heard me mention FaLaLaLaLa.com a million times, but I want to do so one more time to tell you about a little compilation we're putting together over there. Every year the proprietor (The King of Jingaling) of said website puts together a great collection of Christmas tracks, but has chosen not to do so this year. So some of us members are trying to put together our own collection, one track at a time, each from a different member. Think of it as an Advent calendar of music from the last 70 years or so of popular music sourced from spinning analog discs. If this sounds up your alley, head on over and check it out. You don't need to be a member or anything, and it's free!
Posted by Ernie at 12/01/2011 08:17:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 12/01/2011 02:46:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 11/30/2011 07:35:00 PM
Is it possible that I didn't reshare this with you last year? Shame on me, this is one of those records that needs to be shared every five minutes until someone gets wise and re-issues it for real. I've been singing the praises of this LP since 2005, even finding a cleaner copy and re-recording it for you in 2008, which is the version I'm sharing with you again tonight. I'm not going to tell you all about it, you can go read all those other posts if you want. Just trust me when I tell you that you should have this in your collection. This is The Ralph Hunter Choir-Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir (RCA Victor LSP-2063, Stereo, 1959). Oh, and it was rereleased as Living Voices Sing Christmas Music (RCA Camden CAS 725, Stereo, 1962), with a different cover but it's the same music. That's why that other cover is stuck down at the bottom of this post.
1. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
2. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
3. Jingle Bells
4. Winter Wonderland
5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
6. White Christmas
7. Wassail Song
8. Carol Medley: Joy To The World; God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. The First Noel
10. Indian Christmas Carol
11. Latin Lullaby (Cancion De Cuna)
12. Silent Night
PS. You can find more Ralph Hunter here and here.
Posted by Ernie at 11/28/2011 08:38:00 PM
As I mentioned in my last post, here's a really old share from 2006 that hasn't been seen since. David Wayne narrates a couple of Christmas stories for you here, but it's been so long since I've listened to them that I can't tell you much about them. Maybe this is something you had as a child and you'll enjoy hearing it again. If you like it, leave me a note. :) This is David Wayne Narrates The Little Star Of Bethlehem & The Toy Box, John L. Eastman Conducting The Cricket Symphony (Cricket CR-X1, Mono, 1959).
1. The Little Star Of Bethlehem
2. The Toy Box
Posted by Ernie at 11/28/2011 08:27:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 11/28/2011 08:18:00 PM
Hey, check it out, it's a remastered version of a share from 2008, and not only does it sound better, none of the tracks skip this time around! I really wanted to share this out back then because I thought it was nice and I'd only ever seen the one copy, but I was disappointed when three of the tracks skipped badly. After going three years and never seeing another copy (although I did find two EPs pulled from the LP, but they only covered two of the three skipping tracks), I took another stab at my only copy of the record using two different turntables and a few tricks I've picked up in the meantime, and I got a good rip! So be sure you grab this one and replace your old copy. This is The Somerset Strings-Music For Christmas At Home (Epic LN 3159, Mono, 1955).
1. Sleigh Ride
2. White Christmas
3. Silent Night, Holy Night
4. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
5. Good King Wenceslas
6. The First Nowell
7. Jingle Bells
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. Once In Royal David's City
10. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
11. Away In A Manger
12. O Come All Ye Faithful
Posted by Ernie at 11/27/2011 07:54:00 PM
Someone all the way from Chile asked for this one to come back, along with all my other old John Klein shares. So I'm going to see what I can do here over the next few days. In the meantime, here's a record I first shared back in 2006 in mono, then I upgraded to a stereo version in 2008. This is the stereo version, oh, and it's also got a little insert in the ZIP file that I found in the original LP. Please enjoy John Klein, Orchestra And Chorus Arranged And Conducted By Henri Rene-Let's Ring The Bells All Around The Christmas Tree (RCA Victor LSP-2914, Stereo, 1964).
1. Silent Night; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. All Around The Christmas Tree
3. Sleigh Ride
4. Joy To The World; Adeste Fideles; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
5. The Little Drummer Boy
6. O Holy Night
7. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; O Christmas Tree; Deck The Halls
8. I'll Be Home For Christmas
10. Away In A Manger; The First Noel; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
11. The Christmas Song
12. Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)
Posted by Ernie at 11/27/2011 07:45:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 11/27/2011 06:04:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 11/27/2011 01:57:00 PM