Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 10

Day 10, almost 1/3 of the way through!  Now we're movin'!

1. (a) Snowshoes  (b) Riding The Troika, a double whammy from Victor Young And His Singing Strings-Violin Solos By Anatole Kaminsky and his album Gypsy Music (Decca DL 8052, Mono, 1953).  Interesting, I don't know if it makes me think of Christmas, but it's interesting.

2. The Building Of A Band (The Bells Of St. Mary's) by Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights from the collection Camp! (Capitol T2474, Mono, 1966).  The background song is what brought me to this one, but the foreground is a neat little bit about how to put together a band.

3. Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head by The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, another song from The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).

4. Let There Be Peace On Earth by The Singing Sisters Of St. Francis Featuring Sister Mary Amelia, Soprano-John LaFalce, Conductor-Ed Husted, Instrumental Background, and the album Sunrise To Sunset (Meteor M-C5061, Mono, 1968).  Private label goodness.

5. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers from Red Nichols And His Five Pennies from an eponymous LP (Tops LP1594, Mono, 1957).  This is a rerun from years past, but it's good.

6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, a musical version of the Robert Frost poem, performed by Heidelberg College Concert Choir-Lorna Lockwood, Accompanist, from the LP  Heidelberg College Concert Choir-Ferris E. Ohl, Director-Tiffin, Ohio (Recorded Publications Company Z-28941/28942 (Custom Processed And Pressed By RCA Victor), Mono).  Interesting, I'd never heard this done to music before.

7. Ave Maria by 1977 Chamber Singers-Robert Summer, Conductor, one more track from University Of South Florida Chamber Singers And University Singers (Suncoast Recording Service KM4471, Stereo, 1979).  Lots of good stuff on this one, hope you're enjoying it.

8. Christmas Song by Natural Gas from their self-titled album (Private Stock PS 2011, Stereo, 1976).  I didn't listen too closely to the lyrics, but it didn't strike me as having anything to do with Christmas...

9. Good King Wenceslas by The Orchestra Of LeRoy Holmes from the soundtrack LP The Devil's Brigade (United Artists UAS 6654, Stereo, 1968).  This is a rerun from way, way back, and it's worth the repeat, I believe.  I've recorded a lot of stuff from UA this year, they put out some great stuff back in the day, it's just hard to find.

10. It Happened In Sun Valley, a short version by Hap Miller And The Hap Miller Sun Valley Orchestra from the LP It Happened In Sun Valley (Stanal Records S-1010, Stereo, 1964).  I think this is the final reprise from the album.

11. Maria Walks Amid The Thorn by The Choir Of The First Presbyterian Church Of Dearborn-Alexander J. Turco, Organist And Director, from their album Carols And Anthems (Artie Fields Productions H-1496/1497, Stereo, 1967).  More goodness from a private press.

12. Skater's Cha Cha from Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, the Snowfall man himself, from the LP Dance To The Sound Of Claude Thornhill (Decca DL 78878, Stereo, 1958).  I love dance-themed Christmas songs, so this is right up my alley.

That's it for tonight, short but sweet.  A little something for everyone, I think.  Have at it!


1 comment:

Stubby said...

Yep. Very eclectic mix. Another well done installment.