Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 08

After listening to all that Christmas music on CaptOT's radio show last night, I'm more determined than ever to get through the whole month here.  So I need to get busy and record a ton more vinyl so I don't run out of shares.  But first, there's today's music...

Track one is something I just sat down and recorded.  Great title, but it doesn't really sound too much like Christmas music.  This is Santa Claus Blues by Turk Murphy And His Jazz Band from When The Saints Go Marching In (Philips B 07035 L (Holland), Mono, 1954).  How did I come across a copy of this from Holland when it was realeased right here in the USA on Columbia?  Who knows?  I may have seen it a dozen times before I noticed a Christmas In July track on it.  Serendipity plays into a lot of what I do.

Track two is by the great Lighthouse Singers.  Years ago, I found a small 7" EP by them that was full of Christmas music.  Took me forever, but I eventually found their full LP and shared it here at the blog.  And for those of you that downloaded it back then, here's a bonus track for you.  Ave Maria from their LP Songs Of Reverence (Vik (RCA) SPV-1, Mono, 1955).

Track three, and the start of tonight's reruns is Baby, It's Cold Outside by Marty Gold And His Orchestra from one of his entries in the Stereo Action series, Stereo Action Goes Hollywood (RCA Victor LSA-2381, Stereo, 1961).  I think I've now found two or three records from the series in mono, which kinda defeats the purpose...  One of them may be a sampler for radio stations, which I can kinda understand if they wanted the stuff to get played, but the other two look like regular consumer releases.

Track four, the great Chet Atkins with Dennis Farnon And His Orchestra doing Greensleeves from the album Chet Atkins In Hollywood (RCA Victor LSP-1993 RE, Stereo, 1961).  Funny, two tracks in a row from LPs with Hollywood in the title.  I didn't plan that, honest.

Track five, and maybe the best here, is The Bells Of St. Mary's by David Carroll And His Orchestra from the LP RePercussion (Mercury MG 20389, Mono, 1958).  It start out and ends kinda slow, but that middle section swings.  Give it a listen.  Lots of percussion all-stars in his orchestra for this LP.

And that's it.  Here's the download link, give 'em a listen, lemme know what you think in the comments.

3 comments:

Buster said...

I think I like having you back and sharing!

Mistletoe and Holly said...

I agree with Buster--it is so great to have you back for Christmas in July this year!

Ernie said...

It's good to be back, but it's a lot of work...