Friday, July 10, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 10

Here we are, 33 and 1/3% of the way there.  Well, sort of.  Anyhow, here're five good tracks for the 10th of July.

In the words of Kris Kristofferson, Jesus was a Capricorn, and so I think that makes a song called Capricorn a good track for the blog.  Well, at least it's a seasonal track.  This is from Any Time (Mercury SR 60073, Stereo, 1959) by Hal Mooney And His Orchestra.  I ripped the whole record, I have a thing for LPs with a theme and all unique music, and this one features all twelve signs of the zodiac..  I can think of a few others from this same era, one of all famous male singers, one of all pretty famous girl names, one of colors, quite a few of drinks, you get the idea.

Track the second is Happy Christmas by Romaine Sala, Soprano; James A. Miller, Tenor & Recorder; Samuel Lehman, Boy Soprano; Mary Oyer, Cello; Charles Burkhart, Piano & Recorder; Helen S. Miller, Piano (whew!) from the LP Happy Time Nursery Songs (Herald Press 10" 33 RPM HP 1001-33 1/3 , Mono).  I think this record was designed to accompany a song book you could buy with all sorts of nice little songs.  Short versions, but sweet.  More to come from this one.

Track three is Jonah Jones doing The Bells Of St. Mary's from Jazz Bonus (Capitol ST 1773, Stereo, 1962).  As is the case every year, I recorded this track in mono earlier, then stumbled across the stereo version.  I didn't realize it until I tried to save the file and it said the name was a duplicate.  So if I accidentally share the mono version with you later on, I apologize.

Number four, and the start of the rerun tracks, is The Dukes Of Dixieland and Clara Ward And Her Gospel Singers performing Go Where I Send Thee from the album We Gotta Shout! (Columbia CS 8842, Stereo, 1963).  And indeed, they do shout.  If you don't remember this one from before, play it loud.

Track five is sort of a rerun, but I first shared it from a 78 copy many years ago.  I think it was one of the first things I ripped from a 78, in fact.  This time around, I found it included as a track on a collection of square dance tunes called, appropriately enough, Square Dances (RCA Victor LPM-1238, Mono, 1956), performed by Carson Robison And His Pleasant Valley Boys, Calls By Lawrence V. Loy.  Pretty cool.

There you go, a pretty diverse selection tonight.  Here's the download link, now go get some sleep, tiger.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are posting. Thanks for the tunes!