Sunday, July 08, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 8

Day 8, beginning of week 2, and it's another theme day.  Well, sorta.  I don't think I have enough tracks to theme the whole thing, but we'll see.  The theme is comedy.  Let's go...

1. The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas by Allan Sherman-Arranged And Conducted By Lou Busch With The Voices Of Jimmy Joyce from the album For Swingin' Livers Only! (Warner Bros W1569, Mono, 1964).  This is the album version, which I believe is a slightly edited version of the single version.  Something about a girl with a clock in her stomach, if memory serves...

2. Amateur Show Contestants by Bob Newhart from Bob Newhart Faces Bob Newhart (Faces Bob Newhart) (Warner Bros W1517, Mono, 1964).  I went hunting for Christmas comedy bits that weren't obvious from the track title, and this was what I found.

3. Twelve Days, a sorta funny song parody by The Chad Mitchell Trio from their album Singin' Our Minds (Mercury SR 60838, Stereo, 1963).  This is a rerun from some years ago, and I think the second track from this album I've shared.

4. Reggae Christmas Eve In Transylvania by Count Floyd and his eponymous album (RCA/SCTV MFL1-8501, Stereo, 1982).  I'd heard the track before and had no idea where it come from.  Now it all makes sense...

5. Twelve Daze Of Christmas by Fay McKay from her LP A-Live At The Dunes (MLG Records 1021, Stereo).  A classic.

6. The Frozen Logger by Hank Hill And Tennessee Folk Trio from the budget LP Folk Song Hall Of Fame (Palace PST-716, Stereo, 1960).  Not really comedy, but I little humorous.

7. A Miserable Merry Christmas by Hiram Sherman, Narration By Cyril Ritchard from the educational record Many Voices-Adventures For Readers: Book 1 (Harcourt, Brace And Company XTV 26334/26335, Mono, 1958).  A humorous story that I thought I'd throw in to give this day a little length.

8. The Abominable Snowman by Jonathan Winters from the album Stuff'n Nonsense (Columbia CS 9799, Stereo, 1969).  I think this album compiled bits from his TV show.

9. Christmas Sing Along With Jose-Jingle Bells, a rerun by Jose Jiminez aka Bill Dana from the LP Jose Jimenez In Orbit-Bill Dana On Earth (Kapp KS-3257, Stereo, 1962).  Not very politically correct, I'm afraid.

10. Choo Choo Engine by Louise Binder Scott, Narrator & Lucille Wood, Pianist from their kiddie LP Listening Time Album 3 (Bowmar LT 1003, Mono).  I wasn't sure this was a Christmas track, but the cover sure looked it, so I took a chance, and here you go.

11. A Word About Winter, another great bit of verse from Ogden Nash With Music Composed And Conducted By Glenn Osser from the LP The Fanciful World Of Ogden Nash (Capitol SW 1570, Stereo, 1961).  I wish I had more Ogden Nash in my collection.

12. Me And My Teddy Bear by Rosemary Clooney-Orchestra Under Direction Of Percy Faith, from the collection Children's Favorites (Columbia 10" 33 RPM CL 2569 Playhouse Party Series, Mono, 1956).  It mentions Christmas, so I'm throwing it in here.

13. A Christmas Carol from the great Tom Lehrer and his album An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer (Reprise RS-6199, Stereo, 1959).  Good stuff and a good tune to end on.

Not a bad collection, if I do say so myself.  Certainly more tracks than I thought I'd be able to pull together for a playlist.  Let me know what you think, or if there's anything I missed.  I can think of a few, but I didn't have them handy.

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5 comments:

Laurie said...

I can't tell you how great it has been to have this to look forward to after a long day at work. Thank you so much, Ernie!

Stubby said...

Well, for the theme, Nichols & May "Merry Christmas Doctor".

Ernie said...

Stubby-I thought about that one, but didn't want to re-share it so soon. I've got a handful of Smothers Brothers tracks I should add to the list, but I can't find the records... :( And that Four Freshman track...

JKP said...

Love the Rosemary Clooney! Awesome track!

Nick said...

Thanks for all your hard work. EVERY day has been great!