Thursday, August 10, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 41

I fell like I got my third wind today!  I found a whole new stack of Christmas in July records that will take me at least another four or five days.  I'm sure you're getting tired of it, but I'm trying to get these records cleared out.  As long as I have good stuff to share, I'm full steam ahead.  So tell me if there's anything good in the share pile for tonight.

1. In The City Of David performed by Chorus And Orchestra Conducted By Earl Sheldon from the LP The Life Of Christ (In Songs And Narration) (Manor Records ST 91328 aka MR S201, Stereo, 1968).  Good place to start the evening.

2. Cold, Cold Heart, a decidedly non-Christmas song in it's original version by Hank Williams, but this is an instrumental by Marty Gold And His Orchestra from A Tribute To The Musical Soul Of Hank Williams (RCA Victor LSP-3516, Stereo, 1966).  Brrrr!  This must not have sold very well, I've only ever seen this one copy.  Wonder why, everyone loves orchestrated Hank Williams tunes.

3. Cherry Tree Carol by Oratorio Chorus Of The Guelph Light Opera Company-Charles M. Wilson, Mus. Doc., Director, from the LP Songs For All Seasons (Guelph Light Opera Company GLOC 1968, Stereo).  Another one that I just found tonight that's got a whole side of great songs on it, so you'll be hearing about this one over and over again!

4. Bobsled by Clebanoff And His Orchestra from Strings Afire (Mercury SR 60871, Stereo, 1962).  This is a longtime favorite of mine, pretty sure I shared it out way back in my first year of Christmas In July.

5. Angels We Have Heard On High, the obligatory daily track from Monnajean McIlwain and her LP Ten Thousand Angels-Christmas And Gospel Favorites (Mus-I-Col 103727/103728, Stereo).  I like to bring you a little bit of everything, and this is certainly something.

6. Wintertime Of Love (From Republic's "Thunderbirds") by Richard Hayman And His Orchestra from the LP Great Motion Picture Themes Of Victor Young (Mercury MG 20369, Mono, 1958).  Richard Hayman went on to do some great things in stereo.  Love the harmonica!

7. White Christmas by Reg Owen And His Orchestra from The Best Of Irving Berlin-30 Songs (RCA Victor LPM-1542, Mono, 1957).  Always gotta check those Irving Berlin tributes for this song and I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.

8. Silent Night by Singing Children Under The Direction Of Mabel Stewart Boyter from the album Singing Children (Word W-3130-LP, Mono, 1961).  Nice little find here.  I always try to flip over albums from this label in hopes of finding something good. (I kept wanting to type Sleeping Children, it must be time for bed...)

9. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by The Louis Castellucci Military Band from Here Comes The Band!-Stirring Marches (Capitol 10" 33 RPM H-150, Mono, 1949).  I think I shared this before from the box of 45's, but now I have the small LP.

10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by The Children's Choir Of The Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. With Lyle Richardson, Baritone & W. Lawrence Curry, Accompanist, from Let's Sing Hymns For Junior Worship (The Geneva Press 69-0032, Mono).  Another surprising find.

11. Nut Rocker by B. Bumble & The Stingers from Golden Oldies Vol. 2 (International Award Series AK 222, Mono).  Not sure how this great single wound up on a cheap label, but here it is.  I believe this is your only Nutcracker track of the night, so enjoy it!

12. Kris Kringle by Jiminy Cricket from the LP Happy Birthday And Songs For Every Holiday (D*sneyland DQ-1214, Mono, 1964).  What a great song this!  I think it should be better known and covered by She & Him.

13. It's Now Winter's Day by Tommy Roe from his album of the same name (Sparton/ABC-Paramount (Canada) ABC-594, Mono, 1967).  Nice little tune here.

14. Greensleeves by Skitch Henderson And His Orchestra from Music From Around The World (Decca DL 38076, Especially Prepared For Colonial Stores, Mono, 1957).  Pretty sure I've seen this same LP pressed up for different outlets, and maybe with a different title.  It's a various artists thing, but I've never found this Skitch track anywhere else.

15. The Big Snow by Aileen Fisher from Poetry Parade-Poets Read Their Poetry For Children (Weston Woods Studios 2xLP ww703 & ww704, Mono).  Just the one short track from this one today.  Mostly because I forgot to grab any more...

16. Fanfare For Christmas Day by The University Of Delaware Concert Choir Directed By Ivan Trusler-Carolyn Brown, Accompanist, from the LP The University Of Delaware Symphonic Band And Concert Choir (Recorded Publications 32M-28781/28782, Mono, 1957).  For homemade music, I thought this one was pretty good.

17. Autumn In New York by Clifford Brown All Stars, from their self-titled album (EmArcy (Mercury) MG 36102, Mono, 1956).  Apparently recorded two years earlier, and only released after Clifford's death.  I don't normally include all the Autumn tracks here, but I thought this one was a nice little gift for you.

Is that it?  Yeah, just seventeen tonight.  I may go back up to twenty after this weekend, we'll see what I can get done.  In the meantime, download it and see what you think.



Mistletoe and Holly said...

Third wind? I'm amazed by your endurance! Go Ernie!!

Buster said...

Marty Gold did a Hank Williams LP? News to me!

Keep going; this has to be some kind of record (so to speak).

barba said...

i gotta agree about ‘kris kringle’ with the jingle-ingle-ingle. that should be a standard play. i guess you-know-who makes it difficult for that to happen. i once called one of their offices to inquire about the status of ‘song of the south’ and the man on the phone said ‘the what of the where?’. strange. i bet cliff edwards got about 20 bucks and a pint of bourbon for singing this.

and speaking of orchestrated hank williams tunes, one of the last goodwill purchases i ever made was of a hank williams greatest hits album, with all sorts of ‘original versions’ claims on the cover. i get this thing home and it’s hank all right… along with an overdubbed ‘nashville sound’ chorus and additional instrumentation, all re-channeled for stereo, echoing and reverberating all over the place. now i learned to fingerpick the guitar by listening to chet atkins records. i really like his early stuff. but chet ruined more country music with that nashville sound than can be easily tolerated or forgiven.

Kwork said...

Considering you started the month with only five shares a night, I'm grateful for the 17. Thank you once again.

Kwork said...

@Barba: If it wasn't for that Nashville sound you say ruined country music, I never would have given country the time of day, so I feel the opposite. After listening to Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, The Browns, Don Gibson, etc, I finally branched out of that Nashville sound into other areas of classic country.