Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 22

And so begins Day 22 of Christmas In July.  For those of you who care, The Dark Knight Rises is really good.  Go see it.  Nothing to do with Christmas, though.  You'll never look at Anne Hathaway as a fairytale princess again!  Anyhow, on with the show.

1. Ave Maria, a great version by The Roger Wagner Chorale With The Capitol Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger Wagner, from the LP Holy, Holy, Holy (Capitol P8498, Mono, 1959).  My recording is a little messed up on the loudest sections, though.  Sorry.

2. The Bells Of St. Mary's by Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians-Stuart Churchill, Soloist, from their LP Songs Of Inspiration (Decca DL 8709, Mono, 1958).

3. Christmas Morn-Hymn 24 (Blest Christmas Morn) by Unknown Music Students-Directed By Frederick Jagel-Gertrude Litchfield, Pianist, from the album Let Us Sing Hymns By Mary Baker Eddy (Published By The Trustees Under The Will Of Mary Baker G. Eddy, Boston, Massachusetts XTV 60350/60349, Mono).  Don't know anything about these Christian Scientists...

4. Es Hat Sich Heut' Eroffnet, tonight's contribution from The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, and the album The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).  A 'Tyrolean Christmas Carol' it said, so there you go.

5. Dancing Doll by Anna Maria Alberghetti from her album Songs By Anna Maria Alberghetti (Mercury/Wing MGW 12135, Mono, 1954).  Is this Italian?

6. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Joe Bushkin-His Piano And Orchestra from Bushkin Spotlights Berlin (Capitol T911, Mono, 1957).  If memory serves, this whole album is a couple of side-long medleys.  I had to cut this out of the middle of it.  50 individual songs they mixed together!

7. One Little Candle by The Jesus And Mary Choral Group-Vocal Solo By Mother Mary Of Joy, R.J.M, and the album These Things I Wish For You (Columbia CL 1884, Mono, 1962).  I hadn't really thought of this as a Christmas song, but then I saw where no less an authority than Perry Come must think it is, since he released it as a Christmas Seals single one year for the holidays.  Good enough provenance for me.

8. Runaway Rocking Horse by David Carroll And His Orchestra from the LP Toe Tappers (Mercury MG 20064, Mono, 1955).  Nothing really to do with Christmas, just a nice toy-themed song title.

9. Silent Night by Charles M. Courboin At The St. Patrick's Cathedral Organ-New York City, from the LP An Organ Recital (RCA Camden CAL218, Mono, 1955).  A real Christmas song, how nice.

10. Toyland by Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra from the collection of old singles Dance With Me! (RCA Camden CAL-329, Mono, 1956).  This is a rerun, but still nice.

11. Brazillian Sleighbells from Ralph Wolf And The Thomas Celebrity and his album The Celebrities (Concert Recording CR-E055, Stereo).  Yes, this is the Percy Faith song, it's just oddly retitled for some reason.

12. Contraponto Bestiale Alla Mente by 1977 Chamber Singers-Robert Summer, Conductor, today's track from University Of South Florida Chamber Singers And University Singers (Suncoast Recording Service KM4471, Stereo, 1979).  Almost done with this one, finally.  The animal sounds crack me up...

13. The Frozen Logger, another track by Odetta from her LP Odetta At Town Hall (Vanguard VSD-2109, Stereo, 1962).  She's singing this awful formally for some reason.

14. Medley: Winter Wonderland-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 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 just realized I've got two versions of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm  in the playlist today.  Sorry about that.

There you have it, another 14 groovy tracks.  I'm sure you'll enjoy these.  See you again tomorrow.

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