Sunday, December 18, 2016

Donner

Ahhh, the missing Best-Of.  I didn't realize until recently that I'd never created a best of collection for Christmas in July from 2012.  So I had to run through and pick out a few final tracks (it appears I had started collecting tracks back then, but never finished), put it in a rough sequence, rough out some artwork, put it all together and upload it.  I'm sure the artwork is some of the worst I've ever produced, but I hope the music makes up for it.  I also see that I've duplicated a Merle Haggard track from and earlier comp.  Oh, well, such is the price you pay for hurrying.  Here's the tracklist for you.

1. Dennis Hinman-Christmas In July
2. The McGuire Sisters-Be A Santa
3. Hap Miller-Sun Vally Twist
4. Nina-Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?
5. Hal Blaine-Love-In (December)
6. Gaylord & Holiday-Italian Christmas Song
7. Elton Britt-The Skater's Yodel
8. Rosemary Clooney-Me And My Teddy Bear
9. Jerry Murad's Harmonicats-Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
10. Monte Kelly-Snow-Snow
11. Shirley Temple-That's What I Want For Christmas
12. The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Orchestra-Traineau (The Sleigh Ride)
13. The Gentlemen's Agreement-The Twelve Days Of Christmas
14. Ogden Nash-A Word About Winter
15. The Chad Mitchell Trio-Super Skier
16. The Alley Singers...Phil Stern And Al Brennan-Jingle Bells
17. Jim Mandell-The Reason Everybody Likes Christmas
18. The Guitars, Inc.-Snowfall
19. Jane Morgan-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
20. The Dukes Of Dixieland And Clara Ward-Children Go Where I Send Thee
21. Neal Hefti-White Christmas
22. John Davidson-Snowbound
23. Ichiro Masuda Qunitet-Frost Flowers
24. Hugo Winterhalter-Blue December
25. Joe Bushkin-Everyday Is Christmas
26. Merle Haggard-Blue Christmas
27. Leo Addeo-June In January
28. The American Breed-Powder
29. The Harry Simeone Chorale-The Toy Drum
30. Vincent Price-A Visit From St. Nicholas

Zippyshare

4 comments:

sharxfan said...

Thanks for curating this for us. It's always interesting to see which tracks appeal to you vs. the ones that standout to my ears.

Ernie said...

I choose 'em almost at random, unless I remember something really catching my attention. Works best if I populate the best-of folder as I go along during the month. When I try to pick them out later, it's a crazy shot in the dark.

Mike said...

The Dukes Of Dixieland And Clara Ward-Children Go Where I Send Thee

In my opinion, this is one of the best tracks you've ever shared!!!

Ernie said...

It is pretty good, ain't it? I always get excited when I see a Christmas track in an unexpected place, and a gospel-dixieland crossover LP is as unexpected as they come!