Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 12

On the 12th Day of Christmas in July, Ernie (Not Bert) gave you another baker's dozen of great Christmas tracks.  I hope you're happy!

1. Pastores A Belen (Shepherds Of Bethlehem) by The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, again from The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).  Lots of tracks to share from this one...

2. The Skater's Yodel by Elton Britt from Yodel Songs (RCA Victor LPM-1288, Mono, 1956).  Slim Whitman, eat your heart out!  This one is headed for the 'Best Of' collection!

3. The Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Louis Bregoli and the LP Accordion A La Carte (Tiffany 1018, Mono, 1960).  Nice accordion track.

4. Winter Song performed by American Legion Chorus And The Holly Belles on the album Millville, NJ Centennial 1866-1966 (Millville Centennial Corp AB 1966M, Mono, 1966).  A little odd, but not bad.

5. Carol Of The Advent by The Choir Of The First Presbyterian Church Of Dearborn-Alexander J. Turco, Organist And Director, once more from the LP Carols And Anthems (Artie Fields Productions H-1496/1497, Stereo, 1967).  I take 'em where I find 'em.

6. The Cat In The Snow by Robert A. Choate, Richard C. Berg, Lee Kjelson, Eugene W. Troth & Children's Choir, from the album Music For Early Childhood (American Book Company, Record 1 I-0140-0016, Stereo).  Short, but sweet.

7. Farewell, My Love, one of the few remaining tracks by Chamber Singers-Robert Summer, Conductor, from that same old album, University Of South Florida Chamber Singers And University Singers (Suncoast Recording Service KM4471, Stereo, 1979).  I only recorded the one side, I swear...

8. The Frozen Logger by Cathie Taylor-Jack Fascinato Conducting, from her LP The Tree Near My House (Capitol ST1448, Stereo, 1960).  I wound up recording this track twice, once from this, the original LP, and once from a compilation of tracks under a generic Hootenanny theme.  That collection wasn't on Capitol, so I thought perhaps it was a different recording, but I was wrong.

9. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Poliakin, His Orchestra And Chorale, a rerun around here from the LP The Best Of Poliakin (Everest SDBR 2,003, Stereo, 1960).  They say it's the best of, but I don't think I've seen more than one other LP of his, and it had this track on it, too.

10. I Wonder As I Wander, a great song performed here by Mary Dulmage With Pierre Francalanza, Pianist, from the album Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (Vin Blanc Records WW001, Stereo, 1983).

11. Italian Christmas Song by Gaylord & Holiday from their self-titled album (The Gaylords Record Company, Stereo, 1977).  I found a handful of LPs by these guys in the back of a Habitat For Humanity thrift store recently, and with Holiday in their name, I figured I needed to at least look.  Sure enough, I found this.

12. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by Bach.  Well, written by Bach, performed here by Dean F. Robinson from his shared LP Bells Over Rochester-The World Famous City's Carillon (Tom Jones Recording Studio TJS-11975-A/B, Stereo, 1975).  I don't remember who he shared it with, but the other side didn't feature anything that would fit in here.  Wait, is that right?  No, I'm wrong, this was the only track on this side.  The other side had three Christmas titles!  Carillons were made for Christmas music I tell you!

13. My Favorite Things from Benny Goodman And His Orchestra and the LP The Sound Of Music (MGM SE 3810, Stereo, 1959).  Pretty late effort here from Benny, and certainly one of his earliest stereo outings.  I think I've shared a mono version of this with you before.

And that's it.  Another great collection that I think brings our total for the month past the 150 mark.  No end in sight, either, it just keeps going and going and going!  Here's the link, see you's tomorrow!



Laurie said...

If you like Christmas yodeling like I like Christmas yodeling (and I do like Christmas yodeling), you'll love the Christmas yodeling of Wilf Carter on his album "Christmas In Canada" - specifically on Silver Bells and Silent Night. Now that's some good Canadian Christmas yodeling.

CaptainOT said...

Yo-da-lay-he-whooooooooo! Nice find, Ern!


Ernie said...

Hey, The Captain is back! Welcome, Sir!