Friday, July 06, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 06

Another day, another share!  I need to get busy and record some more stuff.  It may not seem like it, but I'm burning through material fast! I need to make a dent in this huge pile of records.  But that's my problem, not yours.  Let's see what's in the stack for tonight.

1. Ave Maria by The Schubert Club Of Grand Rapids-Directed By James Nieboer, from their album This Is My Country (No Label, 80787, Stereo, 1968).  The record sleeve bragged about how many years these guys had been around, but I put it back in the pile and promptly forgot how many years that was.  Sorry.

2. Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Tiny James from Intermission Time-Music For Easy Listening (Doric DO (S) 1210 (Fake Stereo Reissue of 1957 Original), Fake Stereo, 1972).  Another treasure from the giant stack of organ records!

3. Shepherds Play Your Melody by The Winnipeg Mennonite Children's Choir-Helen Litz, Director, from Singing The Seasons Of The Lord (Choristers Guild, DSC-1, Stereo, 1979).  The tracks from this album are really growing on me, I hope you're enjoying them as well.

4. All Creatures Now Are Merry-Minded by 1978 Chamber Singers-Robert Summer, Conductor, from the LP University Of South Florida Chamber Singers And University Singers (Suncoast Recording Service KM 4471, Stereo, 1979).  So many tracks from this one to share...

5. Snowfall (Theme Of Claude Thornhill & His Orch.) by, of course, Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra.  Not sure which version this is, he's recorded it so many times, but I pulled it from The Thornhill Sound (Harmony (Columbia) HL 7088, Mono, 1958).

6. Winter Song by Tom Paxton from his album Heroes (Vanguard VSD 79411, Stereo, 1978).  Lots of goodies in the Tom Paxton catalog, but sometimes they're better sung by others...

7. Winter Wonderland by Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson from Yust Try To Sing-a-long In Swedish With Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson (Golden Crest CR3079, Stereo, 1959).  Not really in Swedish, but they've certainly changed the words around a bit. Pretty sure it was these guys who remade many of the Yogi Yorgesson Christmas songs on their own Christmas album, almost word for accented word.

8. March Of The Siamese Children by Del Castillo from Half & Half (Concert Recording CR-0028, Stereo).  Not really a Christmas song, but I needed to pull more stuff from those organ records...

9. Be A Santa by Percy Faith And His Orchestra from his version of Subways Are For Sleeping (Columbia CL 1733, Mono, 1961).  Wish it was a stereo copy, but this one is so hard to find, I was just happy to see one. (Grab a remastered Stereo copy for yourself on this Faith collection here!)

10. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy, your obligatory Nutcracker track of the night, this time by Alfred Wallenstein Conducting The Virtuoso Symphony Of London from the LP Romeo And Juliet Fantasy Overture-The Nutcracker Suite (Audio Fidelity (Mexico) FCS 50,006, Stereo, 1959).  Not sure how I ended up with a Mexican pressing of this one.

And that's it, another ten tracks.  Hope you're enjoying everything so far.  Still a long, long ways to go!

Zippyshare

10 comments:

barba said...

so i’m out fast-walking for my obligatory 50 minutes (can’t do 60 no more), and right in the middle of my surf-set is the beach boys’ “noble surfer”. [years before he stuck a theremin into “good vibrations”, brian wilson had a celeste take the break in “noble surfer”, something rarely done in rock.] in between pants and heaves i thought, “ernie’s gonna give us some sugarplum fairy tonight”. and, mirabile dictu, he did! so the virtuoso symphony of london playing “dance of the sugar plum fairy” is my fave today. it must have been the devil to mike up that thing and make it balance with a symphonic orchestra in 1959. today it would be no problem. but back then? i’m going to have to pay more attention to the results on various old versions of this from now on. i used to be a rather accepting sort of listener. but since coming here, i’ve become much more critical. now i know. there is celeste, and then there is CELESTE.

oh… i wouldn’t worry about that mexican pressing if i were you. almost the same thing’s happened to me a few times over the years. i’d wake up in the morning, look over, and think “boy, i’m not sure how i ended up with this mexican…”

Buster said...

I can't believe that someone actually remade a whole Yogi Yorgesson album. I think you are making this up.

I do believe, however, that there is a Tiny James playing "Wedding of the Painted Doll" on the organ in fake stereo. I don't want to, but I do.

Ernie said...

Thou shalt not doubt me!

https://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2008/12/27-days-of-christmas-day-eleventh.html

Buster said...

Eek! I had put it out of my mind.

Steve Harmon said...

Hello Ernie, I believe you are a dedicated vinyl guy with these downloads, but I wanted to make sure you were aware that "Be A Santa" by Mr. Percy Faith is available in a gorgeous remastered version of the Music Of Christmas Expanded Edition as one of the very fine bonus tracks with his iconic album from 1959. Elvis Presley restoration engineer Vic Anesini was brought in to do this stupendous undertaking last year in what he personally described as a "true labor of love."

Mr. Anesini is known for trying to match the original master tape and the original vinyl record to get as close as possible to the way people heard the record when it first came out. I cannot recommend this Expanded Edition of Music Of Christmas by Percy Faith and the bonus cuts are fantastic.

Ernie said...

Thanks, Steve, I had forgotten about the bonus tracks they added to that release. Didn't they also grab a version of Christmas in Kilarney that Faith had released on 78 way, way, way back in the day? I remember finding the 78 and being real excited about it. I think they even added the greetings from an old 45 as secret hidden tracks, something that I thought I had the only copy of left in the world!

And yes, all the reissues put out by Real Gone are worth grabbing! But I still live my scratchy old vinyl. :)

Kwork said...

Great as always! Thank you so much.

Steve Harmon said...

Ernie, Christmas In Kilarney was one of the bonus tacks on The Complete Music Of Christmas that Real Gone put out a few years before with Percy's original mono version of his Music Of Christmas masterpiece and the great stereo version of his second Christmas album, Hallelujah. It is a great sounding CD as well, especially for that stereo version of Hallelujah, but everybody was disappointed that they didn't use the stereo version of his first Christmas album for the MOC remaster.

Last year RGM made up for the above oversight by prodding Sony to let them remaster Music Of Christmas with 7 bonus tracks including Toyland, March Of The Toys, My Favorite Things, Be A Santa, Brazillian Sleigh Bells, Judy (AKA Christmas Is), and Soleado (When A Child Is Born).

Ernie said...

So many bonus tracks, so little time... :)

George Birch said...

Merry Christmas in July!

Thanks for the music.