Saturday, August 04, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 30

Happy Saturday!  Yes, I know it's August, but I'm still busy celebration Christmas In July, and I will be for maybe about another week or so.  Still lots of music in the pile, and I put new stuff in the pile today, so I've got the tunes.  It's just a matter of finding time to record stuff.  And since today was Saturday, I took the time to rip a big stack of records.  A big chunk of today's share is new stuff, or at least newly ripped, so let's take a look, shall we?

1. Ave Maria by Chet Atkins from Class Guitar (RCA Victor LPM-3885, Mono, 1967).  Chet Atkins had a long and varied career, so it's not surprise that new tracks like this pop up on my radar from time to time.  Now to track down the stereo versions.

2. March Of The Little Lead Soldiers by The Carnegie Pops Orchestra-Conducted By Walter Hendl from Pops In The Park (Harmony (Columbia) HL 7113, Mono, 1958).  If memory serves, I think I read that this was a reissue of material from about ten years earlier on Columbia Masterworks.

3. March Of The Toys by Ron Oliver And His Orchestra from A Treasury Of Victor Herbert In High Fidelity (Harmony (Columbia) HL 7117, Mono, 1958).  Ha! Two releases from the same label in the same year right in a row.  Couldn't have planned that if I tried!

4. Raindrop And The Snowflake by Nancy F. A. Woolnough from The Adventures Of Raindrop (Diadem DLP 142, Mono).  Weird religious stuff... Listen at your own risk.  But the part about going to the snowbank to witchdraw some money is kinda funny.

5. Santa Claus Blues by Turk Murphy And His Jazz Band from When The Saints Go Marching In (Columbia CL 546, Mono, 1954).  Nice jazzy stuff!

6. Skaters Waltz by the great yet forgotten Bob Kames from Golden Years In Hi-Fi-20 Organ Solos By Bob Kames (King 598, Mono, 1959).  I didn't remember this, but I appear to have shared it before, along with I think four full Christmas albums he recorded over the years.  And at least one non-LP single.  The man was prolific.

7. The Big Clown Balloons From "Here's Love" by Werner Müller And His Orchestra from Werner Müller On Broadway (London Phase 4 SP 44047, Stereo, 1964).  I should have saved this one, I've got a stack of Phase 4 LPs to record yet.  Could have made a theme post.

8. March by Dom Frontiere from Mr. Accordion-Dom Frontiere Plays Classical Favorites (Liberty LST 7008, Stereo, 1958).  Yes, it's Nutcracker music, but it's good.  Trust me.

9. Waltz Of The Flowers by Ernie Quelle, Armin Rusch, Walter Geiger Quartets from Swingin' The Classics (Tempo TS 1004 "An Alshire Production", Stereo).  That Alshire connection should tell you about all you need to know for this one.

10. Midnight Sun Schottische by Myron Floren from Myron Floren On The Accordion-Polkas, Schottisches, Waltzes (Brunswick BL 754053, Stereo, 1960).  I assume that they get plenty of midnight sun at the North Pole during Christmas in July.

And that's it.  Hope there's something in there you like.  If not, I'll try again tomorrow.



Buster said...

I believe Walter Hendl was an assistant conductor with the NY Philharmonic in 1948, so the Carnegie Pops Orchestra was likely that band, which played in Carnegie Hall at the time.

Kwork said...

Thank you much! More new, for me, pieces to try today.

denyspr said...

Ernie, could you re-up this selection?
I need to fix a Werner Muller album ,
the track is "The Big Clown Baloons"
other lp pressings all over the world
changed this song away.
thanks in advance...

Denys P.R. (from Santos City)

(the sky is too blue , no clouds, a bright day
and corona virus don't let us go to the beach)


Ernie said...

Sorry, but once they're gone, they're gone...