Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 15

Not many of my nights have a theme, but the theme tonight is more shares from albums that you've already seen this month.  Lots of the records I pull tracks from have more than one holiday related track, so tonight is made up of many of those other songs.

Track one is Little Baby Jesus, directed by James A. Miller but performed by a whole gaggle of other people who's names I'm too lazy to type in.  The LP, you may remember, is Happy Time Nursery Songs (Herald Press 10" 33 RPM HP 1001-33 1/3, Mono).

Next up is White Christmas from Red Carter and Santa's Musical Grog (Frog Recording, Ltd. RG 001, Stereo).  I really like this one, they're fun arrangements.

Thirdly, we have Connie Francis singing The Bells Of St. Mary's from In The Summer Of His Years (MGM E4210, Mono, 1963).  I'm going to have to dig this one up in stereo.

Fourthly, it's Snow In Lover's Lane, another great track by The Anita Kerr Singers With Orchestra from the lost LP Love--Well Seasoned (Sesac N-2609/10, Mono).  Really good stuff here.

Last, the track that Buster has been most looking forward to, a giant medley of For You A Lei, An Old Hawaiian Custom & The Hawaiian Christmas Song by The Banjo Barons, pulled from the LP Golden Hawaiian Hits (Columbia CL 1983, Mono, 1963).  I keep finding typos in my track tags tonight.  I'm trying to correct all those before I send these things out, but if they're getting to you in poor form, I apologize.

That's it, all new tracks, but all secondary tracks.  Here's the link, see you tomorrow.


Buster said...

At last!

Who came first, do you think - the Banjo Barons or the Dukes of Dixieland? I think I'll stick with Count Basie.

Mistletoe and Holly said...

The Connie Francis track that you shared on Day 15 is "The Bells of St. Mary's", not "Ave Maria". You shared the latter track on Day 13.

The JFK tribute album that those tracks came from was, with the exception of the title track (In the Summer of His Years) a compilation of previously recorded music. Both of the songs you shared were actually recorded in 1959, but came from different albums (The Bells of St. Mary's from "My Thanks to You", Ave Maria from "Christmas in My Heart").

I've not heard her version of The Bells of St. Mary's before and will now need to seek out a stereo version--her vocal rendition is full of emotion, which makes this one of my favorite covers of the song.

As always, thanks for the shares!

Ernie said...

Whoops, I did name the wrong Connie Francis track. I went back and fixed it. Thanks for catching that. :)