Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 29

Happy Saturday to you!  Hope you're having a good weekend.  The month may be winding down, but I've still got lots of songs to share with you.  I'm starting to think we may have to go into overtime, so don't forget to keep checking back.  As has become customary lately, I've got twenty more songs for you tonight, so here goes.

1. Winter Green And Summer Blue by Nancy Wilson from her made-in-Japan album Keep You Satisfied (Columbia FC 40330, Stereo, 1985).  You can't go wrong with some Nancy Wilson.

2. Summer Green & Winter White, a similarly named but not the same song from Hugo Winterhalter, the final track I'm sharing from his seasonal LP, A Season For My Beloved (ABC-Paramount ABCS-447, Stereo, 1963).  This is really a great album, it should be better known.

3. A Hazy Shade Of Winter by a different Hugo, this one is Hugo Montenegro, Moog Synthesizer Performed By Eddie Kalehoff from the LP People...One To One (RCA Victor LSP-4537, Stereo, 1971).  Another of those not really Christmas songs, but how could I resist when it features a Moog?

4. Variations On A French Carol by The Ringers On-The-Green from Ring And Sing-A Festival Of Music (Dharma Productions GFL 1077 (The Morristown Presbyterian Church On-The-Green, Morristown, New Jersey), Stereo).  Yes, more bells, but I'm running out of these tracks...

5. Song Of The Bells by Royal Farnsworth Symphony "Pops" Orchestra, Conducted By Warren Edward Vincent from the budget LP The Music of Leroy Anderson (Design (Pickwick) DCF-1012, Stereo, 1959).  I spent a lot of time this evening trying to record this from an early stereo pressing, but there was a lot of noise in one of the channels and I couldn't do anything to get rid of it.  Then I pulled out another pressing I thought was mono, but it turned out to be in stereo, so I ripped than one and got a passable sound file out of it.  That probably took an hour or more when I could have been doing something more productive with my life, like eating a real dinner.

6. Snowfall by Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, a much-later stereo version of his classic theme song, taken from Dance To The Sound Of Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra (Decca DL 78878, Stereo, 1958).  A song that's always a treat to hear, especially from the composer.

7. Pack Up The Sleigh by Hap & Martha Palmer from Witches Brew-Pot Full Of Songs For Oral Language Development (Educational Activities AR 576, Stereo, 1976).  More music for the kiddies.

8. No Man Is An Island by The Kennedy Space Center Chorus, Directed By Arthur C. Benington from Voices Of Space (Century Records 32909, Stereo).  I need my space...

9. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Tom Cooper from Tom Cooper Sings The Great Songs From Movie Musicals (Insight Records IN 218, Stereo, 1981).  Does anyone ever read what I write about these songs, or do you just download the shares and squirrel them away for next Christmas?

10. Deck The Halls by St. Paul's Boys Choir from the album Songs For The Seasons (Fleetwood BMC5075, Stereo).  Homemade music for your listening pleasure.

11. Building A Snowman by Sing & Learn from Seasonal Songs (Macmillan Educational Company 09015, Stereo, 1989).  I should have done entire days of music from kiddie albums, but then I would have had to get them all recorded ahead of time, and do some planning.  Not likely.

12. Ave Maria by Ferrante & Teicher from the LP World's Greatest Semi-Classical Favorites (ABC-Paramount ABCS-553, Stereo, 1966).  This album appeared to have been half real stereo and half rechannelled stereo.  I'm not sure if all the tracks were old and pulled from other sources, or maybe some of it was new.  More research to be done here.

13. Waltz Medley: Bicycle Built For Two; You Tell Me Your Dream; Skater's Waltz; And The Band Played On by Johnny Duffy At The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ from Carousel Music In Hi-Fi (Liberty LRP 3053, Mono, 1957).  Is this the same Johnny Duffy that performed with Yogi Yorgesson?  I kind of doubt it, but stranger things have happened.

14. Rock N' Roll Santa by Jimmy Soul from Jimmy Soul And The Belmonts With Charlie Francis (Spinorama (Premier) M 125, Mono).  Talk about your budget LPs, this one sounds like the master was run over with a truck, then re-recorded a few hundred times before it was pressed to vinyl.  I'm sure all the tracks on this record were things the artist didn't want released, yet somehow they got out there in the world.  Maybe this is one step above a bootleg, but it's a small step.  Good song though.

15. My Favorite Things by The Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus from Do-Re-Mi & The Songs Children Love To Sing (Kapp KL-1177, Mono, 1960).  These kids recorded a lot of music over the years.  They must have been in their 50's by the time they reached the end of their recording career.

16. Mary Had A Baby by Silver Burdett Records from Making Music Your Own-Kindergarten Record IV (Silver Burdett Records 75 180 4, Mono, 1966).  Music for your kindergarteners.

17. March Of The Toys, an interesting take on a familiar song around here, this time by The Big Band Swing Sound Of Charles Bud Dant Featuring Singing Instrumentals By The Clark Sisters from The Turn Of The Century Swings (Coral CRL 57345, Mono, 1961).  Pretty cool wordless vocals here.

18. Jingle Bells by George And Madeline Brown, the first of two versions of this same song from The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  I'm sure if this copy had the book with it, I could have told you what type of music box this is.

19. Green Sleeves by Eddie Layton On The Hi-Fi Organ from No Blues On This Cruise (Mercury MG 20308, Mono, 1957).  I kept flipping past this LP in the stack thinking I'd already recorded the track from it, but I finally picked it up tonight and realized that I hadn't.  These things happen when you're trying to juggle so much music.

20. Winter Night, the best track of the night, performed by Eydie Gorme-Arranged And Produced By Don Costa from the stereo side of the LP Love Is A Season (ABC-Paramount ABC-273, Stereo, 1959).  Great song to end this night's selection on.

Good selection tonight.  Play it loud!

Zippyshare

Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 28

Long day...need sleep...will detail tracks tomorrow.  Sleep now.

Zippyshare

OK, couple days later, but I've got some time now to write up what got shared on Friday.

1.  Moonlight In Vermont by Sarah Vaughan With The No Count Band from No Count Sarah (Mercury SR 60116, Stereo, 1959).  I didn't get the joke until I read the liner notes, but apparently the No Count Band is the Count Basie Band without Count Basie.  So there you go.

2. Green Sleeves by Mark Andrews And His Orchestra from Drifting And Dreaming (Compose S-98007, Stereo).  There was some discussion about who this really was after I posted it, so check out the comments for some interesting info.  Some things just aren't as they seem.

3. Fum, Fum, Fum by The Saint Andrews Singers from the album Ring And Sing-A Festival Of Music (Dharma Productions GFL 1077 (The Morristown Presbyterian Church On-The-Green, Morristown, New Jersey), Stereo).  This is the same record from which I've been bringing you some handbell tracks, but this song is just a singing group without bells.

4. Excerpt From Hallelujah Chorus, yet more music from The Kennedy Space Center Chorus, Directed By Arthur C. Benington from Voices Of Space (Century Records 32909, Stereo).  Gotta love industrial choruses.

5. Christmas Is Coming by Cynthia Gooding And Don Drake-Percussion: Phil Kraus, from the LP Mother Goose And Father Gander (RCA Camden CAS-1058, Stereo, 1965).  Music for kiddies, but good stuff.

6. A Christmas Camel by Procol Harum from the self-titled LP Procol Harum (Impact (France) 6886 555, Stereo, 1973).  I couldn't follow the lyrics, no idea what this is about.  I assume it's another of Santa's many animal friends, from Rudolph the reindeer through Sammy the seal, he's got a regular Noah's Ark.

7. China Doll by Leroy Anderson from Leroy Anderson Conducts His Music (Decca DL 78954, Stereo, 1960).  More good stuff from this music master.

8. Cantar Pastorcitos-Sing Little Shepherds by Unknown Puerto Rican Children from the album Latin American Children Game Songs-Recorded In Puerto Rico And Mexico By Henrietta Yurchenco (Folkways FC 7851, Electronically Rechanneled To Simulate Stereo, 1968).  Children are the same all over the world, I suspect.

9. Bugler's Holiday by Maurice Abravanel Conducting The Utah Symphony Orchestra-Wm. Sullivan, Sheldon Hyde, Keith Smith-Trumpets from Fiddle Faddle And 14 Other Leroy Anderson Favorites (Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS-10016, Stereo, 1967).  One of the better Leroy Anderson tribute records I've heard.

10. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind by Marian Anderson-Franz Rupp At The Piano from Farewell Recital (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2781, Stereo, 1965).  Do yourself a favor and read up on Marian Anderson.

11. Ave Maria by Jim Farrell from Let's Hear It! (J.L. Farrell (Baltimore, MD) MOR 0005, Stereo, 1986).  I don't remember much about this, but I kinda think it's homemade.

12. Serenade Of The Bells by Mike Di Napoli from his LP After Five-The Cocktail Piano Of Mike Di Napoli (Tiffany 1012, Mono, 1960).  Tiffany was a budget label that didn't last too long.  You don't see too many of their records around.

13. Medley: All Alone; I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; Marie by Reg Owen And His Orchestra from The Best Of Irving Berlin-30 Songs (RCA Victor LPM-1542, Mono, 1957).  People love to throw medleys together of Irving Berlin songs.  I recorded a few of them today.  I guess they're trying to cram more music onto a single LP.

14. Jingle Bells by Silver Burdett Records from Making Music Your Own-Kindergarten Record IV (Silver Burdett Records 75 180 4, Mono, 1966).  Finally, a real Christmas song.  Wasn't sure if I had any around or not.

15. First Noel played on the music box from the collection of George And Madeline Brown, featured on the album The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  Another Christmas song, though a short one.

16. Danse Arabe (Arabian Dance) From "Nutcracker Suite", a very rare appearance at Christmas time by Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra from the LP Quiet Music-Volume VI-Relaxing With Cugat (Columbia CL 515, Mono, 1952).  I wish Cugie had recorded more Christmas music during his long career.

17. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy/Waltz Of The Flowers--From "Nutcracker Suite", No. 1 as recorded by Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra on the double album The Romantic Music Of Tchaikovsky (Columbia 2xLP C2l 11 (CL 1208 & CL 1209), Mono, 1958).  I've got lots of Tchaikovsky left to share, and a ton more of it I didn't even bother to record.  You're welcome.

18. Chines Dance by French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger DéSormiere from Nutcracker Suite/Suite From The Swan Lake-Tchaikovsky (Capitol P-8140, Mono, 1954).  Yes, more Tchaikovsky.

19. Dance Of The Wooden Shoes by Johnny Duffy At The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ from Carousel Music In Hi-Fi (Liberty LRP 3053, Mono, 1957).  Well, the title is sorta Christmassy...

20. The Cactus Christmas Tree by The McGuire Sisters With Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs from Children's Holiday (Coral CRL 57097, Mono, 1957).  This is the longer version that includes some narration not found on the version from their Christmas LP.  And an excellent place to end the sharity today.  I mean last Friday.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 27

Another big day here during Christmas In July!  It's almost the weekend, I can almost see it from here.  But I've got a ways to go yet, so one day at a time.  Here are your shares for the night.

1. Sleigh Ride, a great version by Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra from his LP Wish You Were Here (RCA Victor LSP-1904, Stereo, 1959).  This isn't a Christmas LP, but I have seen this particular track on a 45 with one of Hugo's Christmas recordings on the flip side, so they did try to market it for the holidays at some point.

2. Winter Dreams by Ross Mitchell, His Band & Singers from the album Flamingo (Dance & Listen (UK) DL 1001, Stereo, 1989).  Pretty late for me, but I found it one day and here it is.

3. The Song Of The Virgin (Cantiga De La Santa Maria) by Friends Of Fiddler's Green, who as near as I can figure from the liner notes consisted of Bob & Evelyne Beers, Martha & Eric Nagler And The Boyer Family.  I pulled this from the LP The Seasons Of Peace-A Great Family Sings (Biograph BLP-12033, Stereo, 1971).  The LP cover is a little confusing, I'm just assuming the name of the band is Friends Of Fiddler's Green.  You'll recognize the Beers family, they had a Christmas LP out on Columbia at the end of the sixties.  I don't remember it being anything like what I expected, and didn't enjoy it too much.  Still looking for a stereo copy, though.

4. The Parade Of The Animals by John Gart At The Conn Electronic Organ With The Minute Men from Organ On The March (Kapp K-1119-S, Stereo, 1959).  Is it Christmas?  No, but it's close.

5. The Little Drummer Boy by The Arbutus United Methodist Church Chancel Ringers from their LP Listen! (DFH Recording Co. DFH 114, Stereo, 1978).  Yes, handbells!

6. Let There Be Peace On Earth (Let It Begin With Me) by John Gary-Arranged And Conducted By Billy May from John Gary Sings Especially For You (RCA Victor LSP-3695, Stereo, 1967).  Yes, it has Billy May's name on it, but I don't really hear any of his influence here.  Too bad.

7. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers from We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (Elektra EKS-74115, Stereo, 1971).  I'm a little confused about this.  I guess these guys were supposed to record this song, but didn't, then it became a hit.  Then they did record it, and also had a hit?  Just go watch the Coke commercial on YouTube, it's probably better that way.

8. Fum, Fum, Fum by The Ringers On-The-Green from Ring And Sing-A Festival Of Music (Dharma Productions GFL 1077 (The Morristown Presbyterian Church On-The-Green, Morristown, New Jersey), Stereo).  Yep, more handbells!

9. For You A Lei; An Old Hawaiian Custom; The Hawaiian Christmas Song by The Banjo Barons-Arranged And Conducted By Marty Manning from The Banjo Barons Play Golden Hawaiian Hits (Columbia CS 8783, Stereo, 1963).  From handbells to banjos, we've got it all!

10. Dance Of The Toy Flutes by Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops, taken from their LP Evening At Pops (Polydor PD5032, Stereo, 1972).  Julia Childs features on the other side of this LP, but not on any of the tracks on the side I got songs from.  Oh how I was hoping she'd be on there...

11. Christmas In Killarney, some Irish Christmas for you, courtesy of The Bill Shepherd Singers, from their album Irish Sing-Along (Decca DL 74053, Stereo, 1963).  Not as good as Bing's version, but not bad either.

12. a. Snoopy's Search b. Red Baron, a couple of tracks that I thought might be related to The Royal Guardsmen's Snoopy's Christmas, but probably not.  Interesting enough to share here though.  This is by Billy Cobham from this first LP Spectrum (Atlantic SD 7268, Stereo, 1973).

13. Waltz Finale-From "Nutcracker Suite", No. 2 by Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra from The Romantic Music Of Tchaikovsky (Columbia 2xLP C2l 11 (CL 1208 & CL 1209), Mono, 1958).  A little more Nutcracker for your night.  I've got a lot I need to get out there...

14. Silent Night by Mahalia Jackson from her LP Just As I Am (Apollo LP 479, Mono, 1958).  You know you need this.

15. Oriental Holiday by Ted Heath And His Music from his album Showcase (London LL 1737, Mono, 1958).  Well, it has the word 'Holiday' in the title.

16. My Favorite Things by Mannie Klein & His Sextet from The Sound Of Music (Imperial LP 9094, Mono, 1959).  There are so many diverse versions of this track out there, I probably haven't even scratched the surface.

17. Italian Jingle Bells by Lou Monte With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra And Chorus from Lou Monte Sings Songs For Pizza Lovers (RCA Victor LPM-1877, Mono, 1958).  Now this is what I'm talking about!

18. Greensleeves by Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians from Instrumentally Yours (Decca DL 8843, Mono, 1959).  Because you need more versions of this in your life.

19. Away In A Manger 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).  Am I done with this one yet?  I'm tired of typing all that info in over and over and over.  One year I decided to just lump things together like that, put all the tracks from the same LP out on the same day.  Some things just didn't get downloaded, so I figure I have to mix things up so you always download it.  Hopefully you listen to it before you delete it.

20. Ave Maria by George And Madeline Brown from The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  Like this one, I should have just given you all the tracks from it on the same day, but I like to mix things up.

21. The Angel Band by Silver Burdett Records from Making Music Your Own-Kindergarten Record IV (Silver Burdett Records 75 180 4, Mono, 1966).  Yes, you get a bonus track tonight, bringing the daily count to a new record high of 21 songs!

And that's it.  If you can't find anything in there you like, you may be at the wrong blog.  See you tomorrow, though it's gonna be late.

Zippyshare

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 26

Whew!  Long day.  I woke up this morning to find the AC wasn't working.  I ran around half the day trying to get that fixed, but I finally got the capacitor replaced and came home to a cool condo tonight.  But I've also been trying to work in between all that, and it's taken a lot out of me today.  So I'm only giving you ten tracks tonight, and I'm not even going to tell you what they are.  All ten of them are things I probably shouldn't share, and I don't want to bring any trouble down on the blog.  They're either big name artists or more recent stuff (is the 80's really recent?), things that I'm just posting here to bring your attention to.  Go out and buy a copy if you like it.  (I actually just went and recorded another track I thought of that I could cram in here since I'm not going to tell you who's in here, even after I promised myself I wouldn't record any more stuff tonight.  Oh well.)  I'll be back tomorrow with a regular post, I hope.

Zippyshare

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 25

It's that time of day again, another heaping helping of Christmas tracks from you old pal, Ernie (Not Bert).  Pretty proud of myself, I've made it 25 days in a row now, that's not always a given.  Now if I can just make it to the end.  Only time will tell.  And now, the shares...

1. The Skaters Waltz by Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler, Conductor from Viennese Night (RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2548, Mono, 1961).  A nice place to start the night, and a particularly long version of this fairly common track.

2. Waltz Of The Flowers-Grande Valse by The Organ Masters from Music For Skaters (RCA Camden CAS-2363, Stereo, 1969).  I think I shared out a song from these guys earlier in the season, from the same year but taken from a different album.  I guess they were popular enough to get two out in the same year.

3. Blue Lonely Winter, the second appearance of this song this season, this time performed by Mrs. Carl Smith, Goldie Hill Smith, taken from her LP The Country Gentleman's Lady Goldie Hill Smith Sings Her Favorites (Epic (CBS) BN 26410, Stereo, 1968).  Not sure if she was ever as well-known as her husband, but at least she tried.

4. Toyland by Magic Violins from Magic Violins Play The Memories Of Victor Herbert (Magic Violins Vol. 7) (Magic Violins 2507, Mono).  Yes, another track from this budget LP.

5. Overture Miniature by French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger DéSormiere from the LP Nutcracker Suite/Suite From The Swan Lake-Tchaikovsky (Capitol P-8140, Mono, 1954).  Yet another track from this one.  And there are still plenty more to come.

6. O'Sanctissima by George And Madeline Brown from The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  Another album from which I grabbed a lot of tracks.  Nice stuff, though.

7. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by Anatole Kitain, Pianist, taken from the album The Siena Pianoforte-Bach (Esoteric ESP-3001, Mono, 1955).  I don't know what the big deal is about this Siena Pianoforte.  I see quite a few albums supposedly recorded on it.  I think it's more hype than anything.

8. Ave Maria by Elisabeth Rethberg, Soprano With Orchestra from The Art Of Elisabeth Rethberg (RCA Camden CAL 335, Mono, 1958).  Pretty sure this LP just collected up a bunch of old tracks for the modern hi-fi era.  Nobody wanted to buy dusty old 78s anymore.

9. The Things We Did Last Summer by Hugo Winterhalter from A Season For My Beloved (ABC-Paramount ABCS-447, Stereo, 1963).  Is this the last track from this LP?  No, I don't think so.  One more, I believe.

10. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (From The Universal Film "Christmas Holiday") by Joanie Sommers from Sommers' Seasons (Warner Bros WS1504, Stereo, 1963).  I was never sure if this counted as a Christmas song for sure until I realized it was from a Christmas movie.

11. Snowfall-Cha-Cha, an old favorite from Billy May and his album Cha Cha! Billy May (Capitol ST1329, Stereo, 1960).  Very good stuff!

12. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm From The 20th Century-Fox Film "On The Avenue" by Connie Stevens With The Magnificent Werner Mueller Orchestra from her album From Me To You (Warner Bros WS 1431, Stereo, 1962).  Have I mentioned lately how much I like the early stuff on the Warner label?  They really put out some great stuff in their first few years.

13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by some guy who's initials are FS, taken from the soundtrack LP The Victors (Colpix SCP 516, Stereo, 1964).  This track has certainly gone on to greater fame elsewhere, but this is where it originated, believe it or not.

14. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) by Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra from Nat-An Orchestral Portrait Of Nat "King" Cole (Reprise RS-6162, Stereo, 1965).  Nelson Riddle is another one of those guys who did some really amazing stuff back in the day.  His name shows up in all sorts of places.

15. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Jack Marshall And His Music from Soundsville! (Capitol ST1194, Stereo, 1959).  Took me a really long time to find this one in stereo.  I wasn't even sure it really existed, but then one day there it was.

16. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town by The Studio Dance Ork from For All Hours!-A Programming Aid For Broadcasters (Robbin-Feist-Miller RFM-005-LP Promotional Copy Not For Sale, Mono).  Short, but oh so sweet!

17. On Christmas Day by Gloria Lynne With The Earl May Trio from I'm Glad There Is You (Everest LPBR 5126, Mono, 1961).  One of those times you pick up and album for no good reason whatsoever and there's a Christmas song right in the middle of it!

18. June In January by Eydie Gorme-Arranged And Produced By Don Costa, from the mono side of the album Love Is A Season (ABC-Paramount ABC-273, Mono, 1959).  Still on the hunt for a two-sided stereo copy.

19. Jingle Bells Mambo by Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra from Adventures In Rhythm (Columbia CL 604, Mono, 1954).  I hunted for this one for a long time, and now I think I've found it on three different albums.  I believe this is the original, but I could be wrong.

20. The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy by The George Mitchell Choir-Conducted By Robert De Cormier from the English album Around The World In Song-Based On The BBC Television Series (EMI (UK) CS 1472, Stereo, 1962).  I believe I've shared this from a US LP before, but I had no idea it originated from a BBC TV show.  Perhaps I just didn't read the liner notes.  I get in a hurry on some of these and don't do as much homework as I should.

And that's it, twenty more tracks from you.  A little more than half of these were recorded last year, but the rest were recorded just this month for your listening pleasure.  Hope you're enjoying the series!  Here's your link.

Zippyshare

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!

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 23

Have I mentioned that all of the records I've ripped tracks from this year are in a pile right in the doorway to the computer room?  And it's getting pretty tall and precarious.  I'm almost blocked in, and I'm afraid I'm going to knock it over every time I walk by.  I've got to find something to do with all these records...  Anyhow, welcome to Sunday night, day 23!  Lots of goodies for you tonight, so here goes.

1. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by The Zig Zags Quartet & Enoch Light & Orchestra from The Children's Hour (Grand Award G.A. 33-311, Mono, 1955).  Some of that stuff on Grand Award, it borders on budget label...

2. Yingle Bells by Yogi Yorgesson from The Great Comedy Hits Of Harry Stewart As Yogi Yorgesson And Harry Kari (Capitol Star Line T1620, Mono, 1961).  Another classic track from an echo-drenched reissue.  I think they're one Christmas single by Yogi that I still don't have.  Something like What's In The Box, I think.  Anyone know what I'm talking about?

3. The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy by Winifred Smith from Winifred Smith's Simple Gifts (Tennessee Squire TSA-61110, Stereo).  This isn't the first record of hers I've run across, and it was put out by The Tennessee Squires as well.  I should look them up and see what the deal is.

4. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, a later, longer, stereo version by Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra from There I Sing/Swing It Again (RCA Victor LSP-1799, Stereo, 1958).  By my count, the second of three times he recorded one of his bigger hits.

5. (a) Las Posadas: Caminita-Procession (b) Las Posadas:  Hemosa Maria-Lovely Mary by Unknown Mexican Children from the LP Latin American Children Game Songs-Recorded In Puerto Rico And Mexico By Henrietta Yurchenco (Folkways FC 7851, Electronically Rechanneled To Simulate Stereo, 1968).  Shame that these kids never got the credit for this recording.

6. The Christmas Polka by The Shawnee Choir-Earl Willhoite, Director-Primo Piano: Marjorie Farmer from Both Sides, Now! (Shawnee Press Reference Recording M-297, Stereo).  Not the Lawrence Welk song, but something that they were trying to sell you their arrangement for.  This was a demo marketed to choral groups.

7. Children's Holiday by The McGuire Sisters With Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs from their classic early album Children's Holiday (Coral CRL 57097, Mono, 1957).  There's some good stuff on here.

8. Go Tell It On The Mountain by Mahalia Jackson from Just As I Am (Apollo LP 479, Mono, 1958).  I'd shared this before, but from a reissue.  This time I found the original Apollo record.

9. Song Of The Bells by Leroy Anderson from Leroy Anderson Conducts His Music (Decca DL 78954, Stereo, 1960).  Pretty much everything this man ever did is worth a listen.

10. The March Of The Toys by John Gart At The Conn Electronic Organ With The Minute Men from Organ On The March (Kapp K-1119-S, Stereo, 1959).  This must have been reissued at some point with a different title because I show sharing out the same tracks by the same artist from a different LP on the same label.  I need to do some more research.  Such things are certainly not unheard of.

11. Sugar Plum by Joe Harnell And His Trio from the self-titled album, Joe Harnell And His Trio (Jubilee JGM 5020, Mono, 1963).  Nice little bit of Tchaikovsky here.

12. At Christmastime by Helena Bliss, Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott And Chorus from the soundtrack LP Song Of Norway (Decca DL 9019, Mono, 1949).  I guess the movie in question was the life story of Edvard Greig.  Wait, was it a movie, or a play?  Not sure...

13. Adeste Fideles by an un-named music box, but Discogs tells me the artist on the sleeve is George And Madeline Brown.  The album is The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  My copy is missing the sleeve, I think I found it in the sleeve for something else.  Pretty sure I shared this music out before from a similar package prepared for a different company.  I could spend days researching some of that I share.

14. Dance Of The Chinese Flutes by French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger DéSormiere from Nutcrackers Suite/Suite From The Swan Lake-Tchaikovsky (Capitol P-8140, Mono, 1954).  I think this was originally released on a 10" LP, as the cover for this one shows the covers for both 10" albums.  If you flip through a lot of old records, you'll know this was a common practice for Capitol at one time.  The original 10" releases are hard to find these days, I think I see more of the reissues by far than I see originals.

15. Children Go Where I Send Thee by the great Earl Grant With Chorus And Instrumental Accompaniment Directed By Thurston Frazier from the somewhat hard-to-find LP A Closer Walk With Thee (Decca DL 74811, Stereo, 1966).  I say hard to find because I had never seen a copy of it before last week, and I see a lot of Earl Grant records in the stores.  Well, the junk stores.  Not so much at the respectable places.

16. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Doris Day With Frank DeVol And His Orchestra from Hooray For Hollywood (Columbia 2xLP C2L-5, Mono, 1958).  This was a fancy double LP that must have been a big deal when it was released, but quickly forgotten because it was mono-only and it came out right at the beginning of the stereo era.

17. Christmas Night (Ukranian Carol) (Dobri Vetcher), some more Ukranian Christmas from Don Cossack Choir-Serge Jaroff, Conductor-Soloist: B. Morosoff from Russian Fair (Decca DL 710016, Stereo, 1959).  I think this came out at a time when Americans probably didn't know the difference between Russia and Ukraine.  Most of them probably still don't, which is how Russia likes it.

18. June In January by Bing Crosby With The Pete Moore Orchestra from Seasons (Polydor PD-1-6128, Stereo, 1977).  I saw another late Crosby LP with this same orchestra today, but it didn't appear to have any holiday content on it.

19. Medley: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Jolly Old St. Nicholas; Jingle Bells by The Banjo Barons-Arranged And Conducted By Teo Macero And Marty Manning from The Banjo Barons Play Music For Happy Times (Columbia CL 2089 "Radio Station Copy-Not For Sale", Mono, 1963).  At least this one sounds like banjos.

20. Variations On A French Carol by The Arbutus United Methodist Church Chancel Ringers from their LP Listen! (DFH Recording Co. DFH 114, Stereo, 1978).  Just when I thought I wouldn't be able to bring you any handbells this July, I found this in the stacks.  Just goes to show you that you need to pick up all the records and look at them.  Maybe you know why it's there and what's on it, but maybe you don't!

And that's it for today.  It takes an awful long time to type all this in for twenty tracks, so be sure you read it all twice.  Thanks, and see you tomorrow.

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