Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas In July 2017-Day 11

Whew, long, long day at work today, and didn't get anything done.  So I'm late tonight.  And I didn't get to record a single thing.  That's the first time since the beginning of the month that I haven't recorded more than I shared.  Oh, well, there should be plenty of days left in the month for me to make up for it.  Anyhow, I picked a quick set of shares tonight, so here goes.

1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by Vaughn Monroe, not the original hit but a short version he recorded for Dot, His Greatest Hits (Dot DLP 25431, Stereo, 1962).  Nice to have this song in stereo, but it turns out this wasn't his first stereo recording of his 1945 hit.  Stay tuned...

2. Baby It's Cold Outside by not one but two great bands, Ted Heath And His Music & Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra, performing together for their second LP, Heath Vs. Ros Round 2 (London Phase 4 SP 44089, Stereo, 1967).  If you don't have both of their albums together, go find them now!

3. My Favorite Things (From The Production "The Sound Of Music") by Peter Nero, pulled from the album The Screen Scene Starring Peter Nero (RCA Victor LSP-3496, Stereo, 1966).  No arguments about whether or not this is a Christmas song, please.  It is what it is...

4. Honolulu Punch; Hawaiian Holiday; Mele Kalikimaka, a giant medley with a little bit of Christmas content by The Banjo Barons-Arranged And Conducted By Marty Manning, the stereo version of something I shared out a couple years ago in mono, from the LP The Banjo Barons Play Golden Hawaiian Hits (Columbia CS 8783, Stereo, 1963).  There's more where this came from, so stay tuned.

5. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (From "On The Avenue") by Erroll Garner from Plays For Dancing (Columbia CL 667, Mono, 1956).  Garner is an underappreciated pianist in my humble opinion.  Wish he'd done more Christmas stuff.

6. Chilly Winds by Morgana King from her album Everybody Loves Saturday Night (Ascot ALS 16020, Stereo, 1964), which is actually a reissue of an earlier LP on United Artists from 1959 that I've never seen.  Good stuff, but not the best track on this LP.  Stay tuned!

7. Pas De Deux, a tiny slice of the Nutcracker Ballet by Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler, Conductor, reissued in the LP Khatchaturian-Masquerade/Tchaikovsky-The Nutcracker (RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1029, Mono, 1946).  This is the second track I've shared with you from this LP, and I've got two more to go.  Stay tun...well, you get the picture.

8. Walking On Ice, the second track I've brought you from The Kermit Leslie Orchestra and their album "Middlebrow" Music For The Hi-Fi Fan With The Kermit Leslie Orchestra (Epic 10" 33 RPM LG 1019, Mono, 1954).  And as a special treat for you tonight, my good pal Buster has decided to host the whole thing over at his blog, the home of all the 10" mid-century vinyl you could ever want.  Head on over and say howdy, tell him Honest Ern sent you!

And that's it.  Don't forget to stay tuned each and every day for the entire month of July for more and more goodies just like these!



Buster said...

Thanks for the link, Ernie! Another fine selection, too.

barba said...

couldn't allow the post to be commentless. so i've got a christmas-in-july joke for all of you. ready?

q: what does the christmas cat get when he's vacationing on the beach in july?

a: sandy claws

i had a whole collection of these in some file cabinets, but my ex-wife took them along with everything else in the settlement. so i can only write them when something jars my memory. oddly, that was the only time she got any on my jokes.

Geordie said...

I like the idea of her paying the big bucks to lawyers so she could get the filing cabinets and the jokes. Now that's funny.

Ernie said...

Just noticed that this was the second day in July that I posted the Ted Heath/Edmundo Ros track. How odd.