Friday, August 04, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 35

Another long day.  Too tired to list everything out.  Will take care of that tomorrow, but don't want to miss a day of posting, so go ahead and download it, or wait until tomorrow when I'll tell you what's in there.  I can give you a hint; selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite!


Two days later, let me see if I can't get caught up by telling you what was shared.

1.  The Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Jack Fina from Kitten On The Keys (Dot DLP 25268, Stereo, 1960).  Not strictly Christmas, but I tend to grab anything with Doll in the title.

2. We Can't Go Wrong, another great track by The Kennedy Space Center Chorus, Directed By Arthur C. Benington, from Voices Of Space (Century Records 32909, Stereo).  Gotta love NASA!

3. Toyland-Finale ("Babes In Toyland") by Camarata Conducting The Kingsway Symphony Orchestra & Chorus from The Great Victor Herbert (Phase 4 London SPC21143, Stereo, 1975).  Something from much after Camarata's heyday with Disney.

4.  Stille Nacht (Silent Night) by Disneyland Boys Choir Under Direction Of Paul Salamunovich from Walt Disney Presents It's A Small World-18 Favorite Folk Songs (Disneyland STER-1289, Stereo, 1965).  Speaking of the mouse...

5. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year by Tom Cooper from Tom Cooper Sings The Great Songs From Movie Musicals (Insight Records IN 218, Stereo, 1981).  A little bit more recent than what I usually like to share, but still good and still from vinyl.

6. Sleigh Ride by Maurice Abravanel Conducting The Utah Symphony Orchestra from Fiddle Faddle And 14 Other Leroy Anderson Favorites (Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS-10016, Stereo, 1967).  Leroy Anderson never disappoints.

7. Skater's Boogie by Lawrence Welk alum Jo Ann Castle from her LP 12 Great Hits In Ragtime (Dot SLP 25433, Stereo, 1962).  More of that barroom piano sound.  Well, not any recent barroom, but, well, you know.

8. Pine Cones And Holly Berries (With "It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas") by The Merrill Staton Voices from Meredith Willson's Here's Love (Columbia Special Products CSRP 8899, Stereo, 1963).  Was this musical ever that popular?  It doesn't seem to have aged well.  Perhaps people paid more attention to it was the time since it was coming off the heels of the still-famous Music Man.

9. The Peace Carol by Friends Of Fiddler's Green (Bob & Evelyne Beers, Martha & Eric Nagler And The Boyer Family) from The Seasons Of Peace-A Great Family Sings (Biograph BLP-12033, Stereo, 1971).  Maybe the best thing on this LP.

10. The Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by John Gart At The Conn Electronic Organ With The Minute Men from Organ On The March (Kapp K-1119-S, Stereo, 1959).  Halfway through the list!

11. Our Winter Love by Bill Pursell-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Grady Martin from Our Winter Love-Introducing The Piano Magic Of Bill Pursell (Columbia CS 8792, Stereo, 1963).  Did you know Grady Martin played the guitar licks on Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree?  Now you do.

12. My Favorite Things (From The 20th Century-Fox Film "The Sound Of Music") by blog favorite Dick Leibert from his album Highlights From "The Sound Of Music, "Mary Poppins", "My Fair Lady" (RCA Victor LSP-3406, Stereo, 1965).  I just found a stereo copy of one of his early Westminster Christmas albums yesterday.

13. March Of The Toys by George Melachrino And His Orchestra from The Music Of Victor Herbert (RCA Victor LSP-2129, Stereo, 1960). I think I shared this out earlier in the month in mono.  Oh, well.  I meant to hold this to the end where I've got a couple of re-do's like this, but I forgot about it.

14. March From The Nutcracker Suite, the first of today's Nutcracker selections, this one is by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra-Julius Rudel, Musical Director, from the LP Christmas In Concert And More... (Allentown Record Co. For Buffalo Savings Bank, No Number, Stereo, 1979).  I thought I was done with this LP days ago, but I guess not.

15. It Never Snows In Freeport by Little Sparrow from Steel Pan Hit Songs (G.B.I. Recording Co GBI-116, Stereo, 1980). There was in insert in this record jacket advertising other albums on the label.  Right on the front was a Christmas album that I need to hunt down.

16. In The Bleak Midwinter by The Hamilton College Mens' Choir With Brass And Organ-John L. Baldwin And Stephen Bonta, Directors, from the LP The Heavens Are Telling-Great Sacred Music (Connoisseur Society CS 2056, Stereo, 1973).  Nice music.

17. Hurry Home For Christmas by The Shawnee Choir-Earl Willhoite, Director, from Both Sides, Now! (Shawnee Press Reference Recording M-297, Mono).  Just the thing for your chorus, choral group, glee club, etc.

18. Holidays by Rod McKuen from Desire Has No Special Time (Everest SDBR 3208, Stereo, 1968).  McKuen was certainly prolific, recording for many, many labels.  And he doesn't shy away from throwing a holiday themed piece in every now and then.  This one is mostly spoken word, but there's a bit of music in there, just to drive home the Christmas link.

19. Falling Snow (In Japanese) from those kids The Budapest Children's Choir-Valeria Botka And Dr. Laszlo Czanyi, Directors, and their LP Recorded "Live" The Budapest Children's Choir At Carnegie Hall-Choral Music Of The Seasons (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2861, Stereo, 1966).  Does anyone speak Japanese.  Not sure what they're saying here.

20. Russian Dance (Trépak), more Nutcracker, by French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger DéSormiere from Nutcracker Suite/Suite From The Swan Lake-Tchaikovsky (Capitol P-8140, Mono, 1954).  I remember being happy when I recorded this because it gave me a bunch of tracks to share.  I didn't realize it would drag out so long...

But that's it for this share.  Sorry it took me a few days to get the list up.  If you were waiting before you downloaded it, I hope there's something in the list that will make it worth your while to give it a listen.  Thanks!


Buster said...

What?! No "My Favorite Things"?

JustaJeepGuy said...

Look closer, Buster...

Buster said...

It truly is Christmas in July (August).

Kwork said...

Awesome awesome awesome! Thank you again!

Santa Claus said...

Can't wait till some Bizet L'Arlésienne suites pop up... The French carol "The March of the Kings" is there and in full force...