Sunday, August 06, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 37

These days just keep getting more and more, I'm finding it a bit hard to believe.  I'm usually out of music before the third week yet here I am at the end of, what, five weeks?  And I'm looking at about a week more in the pile.  I guess this stuff has just been building up for a while.  I've ripped a couple of records here recently with price tags dating back nine years!  Not sure they've really been sitting here that long, but maybe.  Anyhow, let's get to the music and I'll shut my word hole.

1. We Won't Freeze by Glenn Yarbrough from We Survived The Madness (RCA Victor LSP-4047, Stereo, 1968).  Good place to start.  I couldn't remember where Mr. Yarbrough got his start, so I had to look it up.  He was in The Limelighters for many years before going solo.

2. Orange Ice by Joe Carlo At The Lowrey Organ from Dedicated To You (RCA Camden (Canada) CAS-2178, Stereo).  I had to go from a freezing song to an ice song.  And orange ice makes me think of summer popsicles.

3. Snow Is Falling (In Hungarian) by The Budapest Children's Choir-Valeria Botka And Dr. Laszlo Czanyi, Directors, from Recorded "Live" The Budapest Children's Choir At Carnegie Hall-Choral Music Of The Seasons (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2861, Stereo, 1966).  Still got a few shares left from this one.

4. The Seasons Of Peace by Friends Of Fiddler's Green (Bob & Evelyne Beers, Martha & Eric Nagler And The Boyer Family) from the LP The Seasons Of Peace-A Great Family Sings (Biograph BLP-12033, Stereo, 1971).  Ooh, the title track, I just noticed that.

5. Santa's Coming by Sing & Learn from Holiday Songs (Macmillan Educational Company, Stereo, 1987).  Listen to those sound effects!

6. Pine Cones And Holly Berries by Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra from the new-to-me album Meredith Willson's Here's Love (London PS 330, Stereo, 1963).  So excited to have discovered this LP.

7. Perhaps, The Joy Of Giving, a very, very short track by The Tokens from their LP It's A Happening World (Warner Bros WS 1685, Stereo, 1967).  Not sure what this is about, but I'm latching onto the Giving part.

8. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (La Chauve Souris) by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Alfred Newman from the LP Marche! (Capitol SP8479, Stereo, 1959).  A rare request that I was actually able to fill.  I spotted this LP in a junk store less than three hours ago, and here I am sharing it.  How 'bout them apples!

9. Natividad (The Nativity) by George Hamilton IV from Down Home In The Country (RCA Victor LSP-4435, Stereo, 1970).  I've seen this one turn up on various Christmas comps from RCA, but I don't know if it showed up anywhere before this LP where I found it.

10. My Favorite Things by The Organ Masters from "My Favorite Things" And Other Hits (RCA Camden CAS-2312, Stereo, 1969).  I spotted another Organ Masters LP yesterday, but it didn't have anything I could pass off as a Christmas track.  Sorry.

11. Jegviragos Hideg Telvolt (The Winter Was Icy When I First Met You) by Lendvay Kalman And His Gypsy Band from Tears Of A Gypsy (Westminster WST 15004, Stereo, 1958).  Better the winter was icy than whoever he met!

12. Hallelujah (Messiah) by Virgil Fox At The Organ Of The Riverside Church, New York, from God Of Our Fathers (Capitol SP 8578, Stereo, 1962).  William Warfield features on most of this LP, but not on either of the two tracks I pulled.

13. The Four Seasons by Kay Lande, Alan Cole And The Carillon Singers-Music Direction By Jim Timmens, from Songs About: The Weather, The Four Seasons, What Time Is It?, The Days Of The Week, Holidays (Children's Records Of America CRA 20433, Stereo, 1974).  More music for the kiddos.

14. Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stocking) by The Happy Harts Singing Banjo Band from Best Of The Banjos (Kapp KS-3482, Stereo, 1966).  I think I was thinking of a different song when I spotted this one.  But it's something about a stocking with a hole...

15. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy by Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops from Evening At Pops (Polydor PD5032, Stereo, 1972).  Yawn.

16. Bugler's Holiday by Frederick Fennell Conducting The Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra from the album Music Of Leroy Anderson, Vol. 1 (Mercury Living Presence SR90009, Stereo, 1958).  There's some crazy bugle work going on in here.

17. We Three Kings (January) by The Birmingham-Southern College Choir from Hymn Of The Month-Album 6 (Graded Press No Number, Mono, 1968).  I think this was the only hymn of the month that I grabbed from a month other than December.

18. Snow Flakes by Soviet Army Chorus And Band, Colonel Boris Alexandrov-Chief Conductor, from Soviet Army Chorus And Band (Angel 35411, Mono, 1962).  Thought I had screwed up the name of the LP here, but I must be mixing it up with something else.  Look right according to Discogs.

19. Once For Us A Boy Was Born by The Children's Choir Of The Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. With Lyle Richardson, Baritone, & W. Lawrence Curry, Accompanist, from the LP Let's Sing Hymns For Junior Worship (The Geneva Press 69-0032, Mono).  A record designed to teach new songs to young parishioners.  Part of a series, I believe.

20. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, the original hit version by Les Brown And His Orchestra from Les Brown Dance Parade (Columbia 10" 33 RPM CL 6060, Mono, 1949).  Earlier this month I brought you a stereo re-recording on Capitol.

And that's it.  Finishing up a little early tonight, not dark outside yet.  Nice.  Here's the link, see you all tomorrow.



barba said...

i think those bulgarian women of ‘la mystere des voix bulgares’ fame must have had babies in budapest at some point and put the little buggers to work.

giampiero darini said...

Thanks so much Ernie for "Pine Cones And Holly Berries"
really great album "Meredith Willson's Here's Love"

Kwork said...

Thank you so much, especially for the upgraded Parade of the Wooden Soldiers track. Very very much appreciated! Hard to believe we're still going this strong. Amazing!

Sarah said...

I am still chugging along downloading Christmas in July (aka Christmas in August but in downloaded in November) & am blown away by how much you've posted! And how many more days of downloads are still left - this is the July that just won't quit! Thank you so much, both for the music & for the notes about each piece which I've really enjoyed reading. Thank you again for all your work.