Friday, July 03, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 03

A little late today, as I was busy last night actually recording some tracks to share with you.  Hopefully, that means you get better songs today, at least I like to think so.

Track one is something I'm quite excited about, I had no idea it existed (but I see several on Amazon right now, at a not-too-exorbitant price).  You'll really dig The Airmen Of Note With Nancy Wilson performing What Child Is This from The Airmen Of Note & Friends (USAF SM-306, Stereo, 1968).  This was a promotional LP sent to radio stations and interested parties, featuring tracks from other, even rarer records.  I've never seen the original LP with The Airmen and Nancy Wilson, but if you want to send me a copy, that would be really swell!  This is as good as it gets folks, so enjoy!

Track two is something else I picked up and recorded yesterday (sometimes you just get lucky!), One Little Candle by Jane Froman.  No, it's not really a Christmas song, but I think I first heard it in the context of  Christmas, and it's stuck there.  This is from her album Faith (Capitol T726, Mono, 1956), orchestra and chorus duties are handled by Glenn Osser.

Track three is odd because I found just the vinyl.  No sleeve, no art, nothing.  I usually don't pay any attention to such loose records, but sometimes I do, and this time I got paid for my trouble.  (The Airman LP above was also free of a sleeve, but I found the sleeve in a box further down the table, with the wrong LP inside.  So I corrected the error and kept moving.)  This one is Go Tell It On The Mountain by Bob Vernon from The Inspiration Of Bob Vernon (Capitol T-2778, Mono, 1967).  This is a pretty nice version of the track, with spoken interludes between the verses quoting the Bible version of the birth of Jesus.

Track four is a rerun, but it may be well worth visiting in the wake of that Mad Men finale.  This is I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by The Korean Children's Choir from the album To The World With Love (Word WST-8523-LP, Stereo, 1972).  Again, not really a Christmas song, but I've always thought of it in terms of that famous Coke advertisement, and the Christmas version as well.  And a Christmas choir consisting of kids who probably didn't speak English as their first language!  There you go!

Lastly, the first of a few tracks from Lawrence Welk, His Accordion And Orchestra.  This time it's Doll Dance, and the record is Nimble Fingers (Coral 2x7" 45 RPM EC-82005, Mono, 1955).  We'll revisit this record again (and again) as the month goes on, for more tracks only very tenuously related to Christmas.  Probably a rerun, but I didn't check.

So it that it?  Five tracks for the third.  Here's the download link, enjoy yourselves!


Buster said...

Thanks, buddy - you are really into it this year!

Laurie said...

I love the tambourine action on the Bob Vernon track!