Monday, July 27, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 27

Wow, has it really been 27 days already?  Time flies when you're busy trying to rip a hundred or so albums.  Here's tonight's shares.

An odd little folkish song starts things out tonight, Taurian Canticle (Winter Ocean) For People And Dulcimer from Jaime Brockett 2 (Capitol/Oracle SKAO-601, Stereo, 1970) by Jaime Brockett.  No idea what this is all about, the liner notes are pretty cryptic.

Track two is Silent Night, Holy Night (Stille Nacht) by the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Choir from their LP With A Voice Of Singing (Mark Custom Records MC-8922 (Falls Church, VA), Stereo, 1971).  Nice, like it should be.

Track three is the first rerun of the night, but it's the great Ruby Murray with Norrie Paramor's Music singing Miss O'Leary's Irish Fruit Cake, which may or may not be a Christmas song, but we'll pretend for the sake of having something to share.  The album is called Irish (And Proud Of It) (Capitol ST10327, Stereo, 1963).

Track four is The Bells of St. Mary's by Gordon MacRae With Van Alexander, from the LP Songs For An Evening At Home (Capitol ST1251, Stereo, 1959).  Are you tired of this song yet?  I feel like it's been shared more than it's fair share this month.

Lastly, it's Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus, performing White Christmas from the double LP The Academy Award Songs-31 "Oscar" Winners (RCA Victor LSP-6013, Stereo, 1966).  Nice high spot to end with.

There's the tracklist for tonight, here's the download link.  Not far to go now, pickings are getting a bit slim I'm afraid.  Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite tracks have been so far.  I need to get started picking out a few songs for an eventual best-of.

2 comments:

Buster said...

Gordon MacRae is always a good choice. Ruby Murray, too. And Henry Mancini. But not the Banjo Barons.

Badgercat said...

The Clark Sisters' I've got My Love to Keep Me Warm should make it. Martin Block introducing Ed Ames and one of his songs would be nice, too. Eddie Higgins' Sleigh Ride will probably make one of my Christmas Comps one day too...