Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 10

Day the Tenth!  Let's go!

1. Emanuel, Emmanuel by First United Methodist Church, Cullman, Alabama-Children's Choir, from A Celebration In Song (Prestige 80-157, Stereo, 1981).  Kids singing.  It is what it is.

2. Skaters Waltz by George Wright from Sweet And Low (HiFi Records, Life Series L1011, Mono, 1963).  Yes, 'Skaters', that's what it said.  Sorry.

3. Nutcracker: Grand Pas De Deux by Minneapolis Symphony/Dorati, from the double album The Heart Of The Ballet (Mercury 2xLP SR2 9127, Stereo).  You get music from the Nutcracker ballet tonight, just to throw you off the scent a little.

4. Boar's Head Carol by Chamber Singers-Robert Summer, Conductor, from University Of South Florida Chamber Singers And University Singers (Suncoast Recording Service KM 4471, Stereo, 1979).  Still enjoying the songs from this one.  Glad I found another copy to share this year.

5. Mary's Little Boy Child by The Placentia Presbyterian Chancel Choir-Ruth White Miller, Director, from Christmas Chimes 'N Other Times (Monarch Records DBP-226, Stereo, 1977).  Haven't heard too much from Jester Hairston lately, so here's one of his songs.

6. Cold December (In Your Heart) by The Original Limelighters, or if you prefer, The Limelighters.  This is from one of their later albums, Time To Gather Seeds (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts WS 1762, Stereo, 1968).  I don't know what the deal is with the confusion over their name.  I know this is not their earlier label, so there may have been some issues there.

7. Moonlight In Vermont by the great Brook Benton from Songs I Love To Sing (Mercury SR 60602, Stereo, 1960).  Good stuff here.

8. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (From "Chauve Souris") by Irving Fields Trio from the LP Latin Dance Date (RCA Camden CAL 350, Mono, 1958).  This can't be the first version of this I've shared out this year, can it?  I must be overlooking something.

9. The Toy Trumpet by Eddie Dunstedter from Mister Pipe Organ!-Eddie Dunstedter At The Morton Pipe Organ (Capitol T1128, Mono, 1959).  Can't go wrong with Eddie Dunstedter performing a song by Raymond Scott!

10. Sleighride, No. 3 From "Three German Dances, K. 605" by The Elgin Symphony Orchestra-Robert Hanson, Music Director-David Katz, Associate Conductor, from the album Elgin Presents... (Private Pressing SM-9/87, Stereo).  More goodness from vanity pressings.

That's it, ten songs for day ten!  The universe is in balance.



barba said...

i was hoping for a “moonlightio in vermontio” out of brook. but no such luck. i thus turned my attention toward the university of south florida chamber singers. having never eaten a boar’s head, i’ve been wondering more and more what all the fuss is about. in fact, i’ve only met one person in my life who claimed to have eaten boar’s head and his “tastes just like chicken” never had a convincing ring to it. so i may 86 the turkey this year and get a caput apri if i can find one. trouble is, i’ve got one of those tiny apartment ovens and i’m not sure it would fit. (a 12-pound bird is about all i can manage.) i guess i could cut it in half and freeze the rest. somehow that notion takes all the fun out of it.

Buster said...

I love Brook Benton, but maybe you could explain how Moonlight in Vermont became a Christmas song. It clearly references "falling leaves," which would make the season fall.

Maybe am I overthinking this?

Ernie said...

Ski trails covered in snow... Work with me here. I've heard versions where it was certainly gussied up into a Christmas song. I'll take it any day over What A Wonderful World.

And I can't say as I recommend a Christmas based diet. One can only eat so many birds, and the cannibalism is just distasteful.

Buster said...

"Ski trails" - ah yes.

I can't eat any of that stuff any more. I went to a cookout Sunday, gained a whole pound and got acid reflux for my trouble. Back to the boiled chicken diet.

Kwork said...

And now I'm caught up, or caught back the last twelve days of Christmas I missed. Ain't that a song? What a Wonderful world indeed! :P