Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 24

On with the show!  Day 24!  Let's Go!

1. The Skater's Waltz by Will Glahé And His Orchestra from The New Beer Barrel Polka (Phase 4 London SP 44069, Stereo, 1965).  This is one of those tracks I've probably shared with you a dozen times, but it never gets old.  Nice music, interesting effects, it sticks with you.  Or it sticks with me anyhow.

2. My Favorite Things by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Arranged & Conducted By Jack Fascinato With The Jack Halloran Choir from My Favorite Things (Capitol ST 2444, Stereo, 1966).  This came up on my playlist the other day and then I saw a copy of the LP at the Goodwill, so I figured that meant I needed to share it again with you.  I think I missed the Jack Halloran credit on it the last time around.

3. The Marvelous Toy by Jane Morgan-Arranged And Conducted By Tommy Goodman from the album A Jane Morgan Happening (ABC Records ABCS-632, Stereo, 1968).  A happening, eh?  Hmmm...

4. Magnificat In D-Esurientes, the last of my tracks by Marilyn Horne With The Vienna Cantata Orchestra Conducted By Henry Lewis from Marilyn Horne Sings Bach And Handel (London OS 26067, Stereo, 1969).  This seems to be turning into an all-60's night.  Let's see how long that holds up.

5. Jesus Joy Of Mans Desiring (DX-1900) by Hector, from the organ demo LP The Organ Renaissance By Kawai (Kawai DX Organ Series No Number, Stereo, 1982).  So much for the sixties.  And yes, that's exactly the way the title was printed.  DX-1900 is the organ model used to record this track.

6. Greensleeves by Raymond Lewenthal-Piano from Clair De Lune (Westminster WST 14053, Stereo, c. 1958).  I couldn't find a firm date on this one, but I saw the track on a stereo sampler from 1958, so it probably came out at the same time.  But I couldn't confirm it with Billboard, my source for most dates.

7. Deck The Halls by The Ringers On-The-Green from the LP Ring And Sing-A Festival Of Music (Dharma Productions GFL 1077 (The Morristown Presbyterian Church On-The-Green, Morristown, New Jersey), Stereo).  Yes, I had to find another LP of handbells.  Hope you enjoy!

8. Christmas Festival by Frederick Fennell, Eastman Wind Ensemble from Curtain Up! Holidays Around The World (Mercury SR90361 For Broadcast Only-Not For Sale, Stereo, 1963). Ah, back to the sixties!

9. White Christmas From "Holiday Inn"...1942 by Jack Shaindlin And His Orchestra Featuring Will Bradley And Al Gallodoro, taken from the album Academy Award Favorites (Mercury MG 20061, Mono, 1955).  I always have to pick up and look at LPs claiming to contain Academy Award winning songs.  I get a lot of versions of White Christmas and I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm that way.

10. Snows Of Kilimanjaro (From The 20th Century Fox Film "The Snows Of Kilimanjaro") by Al Goodman And His Orchestra from Music From Hollywood-Themes From Great Motion Pictures (RCA Victor LPM-1007, Mono, 1953).  Soundtracks are also a good source of holiday and seasonal songs.

11. The Rose Of Sharon by The Dixie High School Concert Choir from The Dixie H.S. Concert Choir Of 1966-1967 (Dixie High School, Dayton, OH, 19165/19166, Mono, 1967).  Not sure if this is a Christmas tune, but it was lumped in with the other Christmas selections on this LP.

12. Pas De Deux-From "Nutcracker Suite", No. 2 by Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra from the LP The Romantic Music Of Tchaikovsky (Columbia 2xLP C2l 11 (CL 1208 & CL 1209), Mono, 1958).  I think this album is from the same series of double LPs as the Doris Day album from a couple days ago.  Mono only, no stereo, so it quickly fell out of circulation.

13. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by Bob Lowry With Joseph Kahn-Piano from Bob Lowry-Clarinet (Golden Crest Recital Series RE7003, Mono).  Interesting take on this song with the clarinet.  Hadn't heard it done that way before.

14. Mr. Snow by George Feyer-Piano With Rhythm Accompaniment from this album The King And I & Carousel (Vox PL 21 300, Mono, 1956).  A seasonal track in title only, but enough for me!

15. Hark The Herald Angels Sing by George And Madeline Brown from The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  More music box music.

16. Cradle Song by The World Vision Korean Orphan Choir Directed By Soo Chul Chang-Orchestra Conducted By Kurt Kaiser from the album Dr. Bob Pierce Presents...The World Vision Korean Orphan Choir On Tour (Word W-3239-LP, Mono, 1963).  Not sure if this one is singing about the Christ Child or not...

17. A Christmas Song by Silver Burdett Records from Making Music Your Own-Kindergarten Record IV (Silver Burdett Records 75 180 4, Mono, 1966).  At least this one is Christmas!

18. The Bells Of St. Mary's by Lew White At The Pipe Organ from Organ Cameos (RCA Camden CAL 143, Mono).  Couldn't nail down a date on this one, but it's early.  That's a pretty low catalog number.  When did the Camden label start?  1955?

19. Ave Maria by Les Compagnons De La Chanson from The Three Bells (Columbia CL 596, Mono, 1954).  They're singing in English, but the singers are French, so it's difficult to understand what exactly they're singing.

20. Arabian Dance by French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger DéSormiere from Nutcracker Suite/Suite From The Swan Lake-Tchaikovsky (Capitol P-8140, Mono, 1954).  Another Nutcracker Suite track for the night.  Got a few of these to burn through.

There you go, twenty more tracks.  The end is in sight, I can see it!



Buster said...

You never run out of material do you? I'm wondering how many more servings of schnitzel with noodles you have planned for us.

The Lewenthal Greensleeves is from June 1956, per the online Classical Discography.

I think I once ran down the start of the Camden label via Billboard, but I can't find any evidence of it. Your date is in the ballpark, though.

Keep going; you're almost there!

barba said...

i sometimes ask myself why i download all this christmas stuff. not just here… other places as well. do i really need ‘o little town of bethlehem’ played on rubber bands? or ‘jingle bells’ in 150 different languages? the answer of course is obvious: yes, i really do need it. so keep them coming. if the end of christmas-in-july is near, it only means that my rent is due again. drat.

drat and double drat.