Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 14

Almost halfway there.  Trying to save some good stuff for the second half of the month.  What do I have for tonight?  Let's take a look...

The first is something I was very excited to discover, I had no idea it existed.  Over the years, I have shared every album, single and random Christmas track I could find from The Three Suns.  Except this one.  It's buried deep in a medley, and it's very, very, very late in their career, but it's there.  From the LP Country Music Shindig (RCA Victor LSP-3354, Stereo, 1965), give a listen to Wagon Wheels/Please Help Me, I'm Falling/Till I Waltz Again With You/Jingle Bell Rock.  How about that!

Up next is I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm from Bill Dayton And His Orchestra from their eponymous LP (Private Pressing BD-1, Stereo, 1977).  A little later than the usual share around here, but a throwback to the music we visit a lot.

Track three is from old favorites Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians and their Broadway production Hear! Hear! (Decca DL 9031, Mono, 1955).  This is a version of Dance Of The Sugar Plums.  Not sure if this was recorded just for the show, or if they pulled tracks from his discography to mimic the show, but it's worth a listen either way.

Track four is a nice jazzy take on Baby, It's Cold Outside by Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery from their album Jimmy & Wes-The Dynamic Duo (Verve V6-8678, Stereo, 1967).  Gotta love that swingin' sound.

Last is a rerun, but it's now in stereo, a version I've been looking for since the very first year of Christmas In July.  Finally found it this year, and now I can share it with you.  You're really going to enjoy White Christmas by Steve Lawrence from Eydie & Steve Sing The Golden Hits (ABC-Paramount ABCS-311, Stereo, 1960).  Been waiting a long time for this one, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

There you go, another really strong night if I do say so myself.  Here's the download link, see you all tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel.


Laurie said...

Excellent, excellent stuff tonight! And as always, I especially appreciate all the accurate track and album info. Thanks so much for making my July so great, Ernie!

Ernie said...

I've always believed in trying to fill out the track tags as fully as possible. If you don't know what you're listening to, it's hard to discover more.

Mistletoe and Holly said...

Another shout-out for the great job that you do on entering all of the song information. Other than me preferring title case for song/album titles, your data entry style (and extreme level of detail) is almost exactly the same as mine. Thanks for your efforts, and the great Christmas in July shares!