Thursday, August 23, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 46

46 days!  Well, still not as many as last year, but getting close.  Let's jump right in, shall we?

1. Moonlight In Vermont by The Jimmy Smith Trio from Jimmy Smith Plays The Standards (Sunset (Liberty) SUS-5175, Stereo, 1967).  OK, not exactly Christmas, but it's nice filler.  And technically it's an organ record, but you might like it!

2. Rockin' Jerusalem by The Antioch Sanctuary Choir-Soprano Solo: Ms. Shirley Lawrence, from Spirituals Of The Sanctuary-85th Anniversary Album Of The Antioch Sanctuary Choir (Century Advent Recording ANT-6-789, Stereo). I don't remember if this one said where Antioch Sanctuary was located.  It may not have, because I didn't note it in the comments, but there are nights when I do everything wrong, so who knows...

3. Satin Doll by Jess Parker from Standing Room Only With Jess Parker At The Hammond X-66 And B-3 (Concert Recording CR-E048, Stereo).  B-3, that could be interesting.  Maybe.

4. Snow-Drift-Eyes by Karel Gott With The Czechoslovak Radio Dance Orchestra/Josef Vobruba from The Golden Voice Of Prague (Supraphon SUA ST 53643, Stereo, 1970).  Who could have imagined, a second share this year from Czechoslovakia and the Supraphon label!

5. Swiss Holiday by Homer Dennison And The "Night Strings" from Night Love (Evolution 3002 (SMAS-91634), Stereo).  Major schlock, but for some reason I liked it.

6. Waltz Of The Flowers by The Kingsway Strings from Symphony On Ice-Music For Skaters-Waltzes Recorded For Ice Or Rink (Somerset SF-28200, Stereo).  I think this may be the track I pulled from off-center vinyl.  I usually play all the tracks I'm posting as I post them, but it's still back on Satin Doll at this point, so I'll know in a second as soon as it starts to play.  I apologize if I damage your hearing.

7. When The Toy Soldiers March On Parade by Grandma's Boys from I Had A Dream, Dear... (No Label 32857, Stereo, 1978).  Should have shared this way back on Barbershop Day, but I didn't see it there in the stacks until too late.

8. Winter Sky by Judy Collins from The Judy Collins Concert (Elektra EKS-7280, Stereo, 1964).  The folk years were an odd time. I saw Inside Llewyn Davis in the theater back when it came out, and I was just scratching my head through most of it.  Then when he turned up in Star Wars, I was really confused.

9. Yuki No Genso (Snow Fantasy) by Kimio Eto from Art Of The Koto-The Music Of Japan Played By Kimio Eto (Elektra EKS-7234, Stereo, 1963).  The Elektra label really took some chances back in the day.  From folk to Japanese koto music, that's diverse, baby!

10. Yuletide Is Here Again, my personal favorite by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  I think this one is based on a Swedish Christmas song that I've always liked.  I don't know the Swedish words, so I like this one because I can hum along.

That's it, another big batch of goodies.  Enjoy!



Stubby said...

About as diverse a set as you've done, I think. Kudos. I'm kinda diggin' the koto, though it's a little long for my taste. Nice tune from the bells. Stellar barbershop. Even the Czechs are sounding cool to me (I must be tired). But you can't go wrong with Jimmy Smith. He's the man. Don't care what he's playing.

barba said...

yep. it’s the kingsways strings that are off-center. nnno ddoubt aboutt ittt.

barba said...

just think of all the work that ross bagdasarian and esquivel and jerry samuels and les paul did to create all those novelty effects, when all they had to do was pop into the pressing plant and say “hey, move the punch pole over about an eighth of an inch”.

Ernie said...

Thanks, Stubby, that means a lot coming from someone with your diverse tastes. I shared a version of that same koto tune some years ago, I guess it's a standard.

Barba, it's not nearly so far out of center. Could be only 0.030" or so. Doesn't seem to take much. I wish I knew more about audio engineering, I'd try to write some software to fix it, and conversely, the software should be able to create the same effect. Seems like it shouldn't be that hard since the record spins at a fixed rate. The only variable would be the off-centeredness of the hole. Hmmm...

Buster said...

That Antioch Sanctuary Choir piece is probably from Cleveland. That's where Century-Advent was located. It was the precursor to Telarc records.

What the heck do you suppose "Snow-Drift-Eyes" are?

Kwork said...

Love the diversity! Thank you.