Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 07

Got some good stuff for you tonight.  So when you're done listening to CaptOT's Christmas In July radio special, download my stuff and give it a listen.

We begin with a track from The Anita Kerr Singers With Orchestra called Snowbound from one of their very rare LPs for SESAC entitled Love--Well Seasoned (Sesac N-2609/10, Mono).  Not sure how many of these records she made, but there's a full-Christmas one and this seasonal one, and they're next to impossible to find.  I was so excited when I found it, it was one of the big reasons I wanted to share out Christmas this July.  Give it a listen, you can't go wrong.

Track two is Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year by Leslie Uggams-Arranged And Conducted By Glenn Osser (who backed Jane Froman earlier this month) from the album So In Love (Columbia CS 8871, Stereo, 1963).  Leslie recorded some Christmas music early in her career, but never a Christmas album, so this will have to do.

Track three begins the repeats, it's My Favorite Things by The Lennon Sisters-Arranged And Conducted By Jimmie Haskell from The Lennon Sisters' Favorites (Dot DLP 25481, Stereo, 1963).  I'm not going to get into an argument about whether or not this is a Christmas song, but it fills the blog.  :)

Track four is Snowfall by George Shearing-String Choir Conducted By Billy May from the album The Shearing Touch (Capitol ST1472, Stereo, 1960).  I guess this one shows up plenty of places, so you don't really need me to tell you about it.

Track the fifth is The Skater's Waltz by Will Glah√© And His Orchestra, taken from the LP The New Beer Barrel Polka (London Phase 4 SP 44069, Stereo, 1965).  I love those fancy Phase 4 albums, with their far-out 4 on the covers.

There you go, some good stuff in there tonight.  Here's your download link, enjoy!


9 comments:

Buster said...

Thanks, Ernie - it seems to me that I have one of those Anita Kerr SESAC LPs (but not the Christmas album). I too was very excited to get it - only to find that it is unplayable for reasons I've never been able to determine.

Ernie said...

I think I have a 4-song EP from the Christmas one somewhere. I wish I had more, there all good.

Ernie said...

They are, I mean, not there... :(

Jim Shulse said...

Love the Anita Kerr. Her 'Spend This Holiday WIth Me' is one of my favorite Christmas albums. FYI I found last year that many of her albums are over at Amazon Digital Music and iTunes. I purchased 'On This Holy Night', not sure if that is the full album you were referring to..... anyway, thought someone out there may want to know.

Laurie said...

Oh Ernie, you just made my day with that Anita Kerr song. Thank you!

Ernie said...

I seem to remember some company associated with Bear Family had released them for download, but I think they went away again after that. Some of those albums are shared out by companies that don't actually have the rights, they're just out of copyright in other countries.

Jim Shulse said...
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Jim Shulse said...

The site is and-more-bears.de , they do not explicitly state the fact, but I get the impression that they got the tapes from the original SESAC owners (A lot of the site is in German). The company was sold in the 90's i think, and maybe the original owner retained the transcriptions ( Who was from Germany, hence the connection with the site being from there maybe)? They seem to have all of the original notes, etc for practically everything, so I am guessing the have the sources for the entire SESAC transcription library licensed somehow. You are right though, copyrights that have expired over in Europe have led to a lot of music leaking over into the US.

Puckwheat said...

Hi, Ernie! So glad you're posting again! I was able to find a year on the Anita Kerr song. It looks like the album came out in 1962. Here's the link to the page I found it on. http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursk/kerr_anita.htm

Tom in Detroit