Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 28

Coming down to the wire now.  I've got a lot left to share, though, so prepare yourselves!

1. Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Bill Jackson With Don Hustad And Chorale from A Collection Of Hymns And Spiritual Songs (Word W 3037-LP, Mono, 1958).  Bass, how low can you go?

2. Waltz Of The Flowers by The Kingsway Strings from their LP A Symphony On Ice (Somerset P-4900, Mono, 1958).  Yes, it's a budget label, but it's early budget label, so it's not fallen all to pieces yet.  I shared out a track from this LP many moons ago, but never this track for some reason.

3. Baby, It's Cold Outside, one of the all-time great versions of this track by Al Hirt And Ann-Margret-Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Marty Paich, from the LP Beauty And The Beard (RCA Victor (Germany) LSP-2690, Stereo, 1964).  A match that shouldn't work, but does.

4. Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind, more Shakespeare music by The Elizabethan Consort Of Viols, The Taylor Consort Of Recorders, Leslie Pearson-Conductor With Paul Whitman Jones, Et. Al., from the LP Songs From The Plays Of Shakespeare (The Shakespeare Recording Society/A Caedmon Production 3xLP SRS 242-S, Stereo, 1964).

5. Coventry Carol, another track from Oscar Brand, this time from the LP Golden Slumbers-Lullabies From Near And Far (Caedmon TC 1399, Stereo, 1972).  That Caedmon label put out some amazing stuff over the years.

6. Joy To The World by The Orchestra Of LeRoy Holmes from the soundtrack album The Devil's Brigade (United Artists UAS 6654, Stereo, 1968).  This was one of my favorite finds in my very first year of Christmas In July shares.  This is a new rip with much-improved sound.

7. Luther's Cradle Hymn by The All Churches Children's Choir from the LP Sunday School Songs (RCA Camden CAS-1062, Stereo, 1965).  Another rerun.

8. Noel With Variations ("Quand La Sauveur Jésus-Christ Fut Né De Marie"), an organ track, but more classical than most, by E. Power Biggs from the LP Historic Organs Of France-The Great Silbermann Organs Of Alsace (Columbia Masterworks MS 7438, Played On The Organ At The Abbey Church Of Ebersmunster, Stereo, 1970).  I think I was supposed to put an umlaut over the e in Noel, but I forgot.  I hate when that happens.

9. Our Winter Love by Bill Pursell-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Grady Martin, from his album Our Winter Love-Introducing The Piano Magic Of Bill Pursell (Columbia CS 8792, Stereo, 1963).  Another rerun.  I seem to recall getting a note from Bill's daughter when I first shared this.

10. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by The Wurlitzer Calliola from the LP Big Top Circus Calliope Featuring The Wurlitzer Calliola At Paul Eakins' Gay 90s Village (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5986, Stereo, 1963).  The folks at Audio Fidelity sure loved their calliopes and other automatic music machines.  There must be 100 similar albums on the label.

11. Shepherds And Lasses by The Choir Of The First Presbyterian Church Of Dearborn-Alexander J. Turco, Organist And Director, from the LP Carols And Anthems (Artie Fields Productions H-1496/1497, Stereo, 1967).

12. Sleigh Ride by Werner Müller And His Orchestra from the LP Werner Müller Plays Leroy Anderson (London Phase 4 SP 44057, Stereo, 1965).  It's almost always a safe bet that you'll get a version of Sleigh Ride anytime you pick up an LP that has something to do with Leroy Anderson.

13. Snow Deer by Marv Herzog from Marv Herzog's World Of Polkas And Waltzes (Herzog H-1031, Stereo, 1970).  I haven't been able to share out enough polkas with you this year, but I hope to make that up at Christmas time.  I picked up five or six polka Christmas records last weekend.  We'll see if I can stand to record all of them.

14. Sun Valley Ski Run by Esquivel And His Orchestra from Strings Aflame (RCA Victor LSP-1988, Stereo, 1959).  Maybe or maybe not Christmas related, but any excuse to stick Esquivel in here.

15. To Us A Child Is Born by The Moravian Trombone Choir Of Downey, Jeffrey Reynolds, Conductor, from their album Music For Two Seasons: Advent And Christmas, Lent And Easter (Crystal Records S225, Stereo, 1981).  I think this is the last we'll hear from these guys this year.

16. White Christmas by Neal Hefti And His Orchestra from the LP Hollywood Song Book-Vol. 1 (Coral CRL 757241, Stereo, 1958).  I thought I'd shared this earlier in the month, but I guess not.

17. Winter Is Outside by Lillyan Parson, Narrator, With David Halsman & The Wonderland Orchestra And Singers from the LP The Four Seasons (Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring) (Wonderland WLP-305, Stereo, 1975).  More from this kiddie record.

And that's it, 17 tracks tonight as I try to make sure the folder is empty before the end of the month shows up in a few days.  Be sure to keep coming back until the end!


1 comment:

Stubby said...

You've really outdone yourself this year, Ernie. And that is no small feat. No small feet, either.