Monday, July 03, 2017

Christmas In July 2017-Day 3

I was shocked today to discover a folder full of Christmas in July songs I ripped last year but never shared out.  So that means I've got plenty more songs in the can to share with you than I first thought!  Gonna be a good month as long as I can find new stuff and not just a bunch of repeats.  So, what have I got for tonight?  Let's see...

1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by The Dixie High School Madrigal Singers from Dayton, Ohio, the first of several tracks from their LP The Dixie H.S. Concert Choir Of 1966-1967 (Dixie High School, Dayton, Ohio, 19165/19166, Mono, 1967).  I see a lot of these old LPs from high schools, junior highs, elementary schools, church groups, civic organizations, etc.  I guess back before the days of video cameras and cell phones, this was your best option of creating a lasting memory of some special event.  I just wish they were a little more interesting to listen to, but to someone on the record, it's priceless.

2. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, by that other, less-well-known piano duo, Whittemore And Lowe, from the late-career LP The Personal Touch Of Whittemore And Lowe (Mega M51-5009, Stereo, 1972).  I've got another LP on this same label by Phil Harris.  I guess their specialty was grabbing popular artists that were past their prime and hoping for some magic.  Not a bad idea.  The date on the LP cover didn't match the date on the LP, so I went with the earlier one of 1972 instead of the later one of 1973.  Some days I wonder about quality control.

3. Toyland by Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra from the album Nightfall (Capitol P 8575, Mono, 1961).  Anything by the father of The Captain is going to be good!

4. Christmas Morn Hymn 23 by Kenny Baker from Mary Baker Eddy Hymns (Published By The Trustees Under The Will Of Mary Baker Eddy 10" 33 RPM TV 15580/15581 (Manufactured By Columbia Records Inc), Mono).  I've shared out some other Christmas music by Kenny baker before, including an entire LP, so I was excited when I came across this.  I also recently found an entire double LP of Christmas music written by Mary Baker Eddy.  Not sure if I can work my way through that much of her music, but maybe.  Check back around Christmas time.

5. The Bell's Of St. Mary's by Gordon MacRae-Arranged And Conducted By Van Alexander from Songs For An Evening At Home (Capitol ST-1251, Stereo, 1959).  An oldie but a goodie.  This album featured some songs that Gordon sang with members of his family, and even an instrumental by Van Alexander.  This particular song is pretty much straight Gordon though.

And there you have it, five more tracks for the third day.  Enjoy!


1 comment:

Buster said...

You are outdoing yourself this year! Always love to have a post from you to look forward to.