Thursday, August 23, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 47

Oh, this month is dragging on...  You know it's bad when even I'm getting tired of it.  But I can see the end from here, just bear with me.

1. Jingle Bells by Carson Robison And His Pleasant Valley Boys, Calls By Lawrence V. Loy, from the album Square Dances (RCA Victor LPM-1238, Mono, 1956).  Pretty sure this song is a lot older than 1956, I suspect this is a collection of old 78s.  Sounds pretty good though.

2. My Favorite Things by Jane Morgan from The Second Time Around (Lapp KL-1239, Mono, 1961).  I think Jane Morgan is a bit underrated as a singer, but what do I know, I like square dance Christmas songs.

3. The Seasons by an unknown artist from the LP Now And Long Ago-Silver Burdett Songs From Music For Living-Album 09 (Columbia 10" 78 RPM Microgroove JS-329, Mono, 1956).  I love stuff like this.  You've never seen it before and you'll never see it again.  This is the stuff I want to preserve and share.

4. Sleigh Ride by Kurt Wege And His Orchestra from A Leroy Anderson Concert-21 Channel Sound (MGM E 4075 "Recorded By Deutsche Grammophon  Polydor Series In Europe", Mono, 1961).  21 channels but I find a mono copy.

5. That Man Over There by The Merrill Staton Voices from Meredith Willson's Here's Love (Columbia CL 2099, Mono, 1963).  For a long time I didn't realize this was a Christmas song until someone told me quite adamantly that I should listen to it.  And there you go...

6. Away In A Manger by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  Handbells, 'nuff said.

7. Behold The Star by The Antioch Sanctuary Choir-Soprano Solo: Mrs. Jean Hogan-Tenor Solo: Mr. Sterling Faucette, from Spirituals Of The Sanctuary-85th Anniversary Album Of The Antioch Sanctuary Choir (Century Advent Recording ANT-6-789, Stereo).  Good stuff here.

8. Button Up Your Overcoat by Tom Gnaster from Together For The First Time (Allen GA-1113, Stereo, 1981).  The cover features of doctored photo of Gnaster playing beside himself.  I guess it's a joke, hard to tell.

9. Chestnuts On The Open Fire by Dick Schrum from So Rare (Concert Recording CR-0119, Stereo).  No matter what title the choose to use, this is actually The Christmas Song.

10. The Month Of January by Tommy Makem With Eric Weisberg from Songs Of Tommy Makem (Tradition (Everest) TLP 1044, Stereo, 1961).  Maybe I should have saved this one for New Year's.  Oh well, too late now.

That's it, ten more.  Aren't you happy?  I'm making up a few days here, trying to get back on track before the end comes along.  We'll see how good I do.



Buster said...

I can't keep up with the torrent of shares you are unleashing. Where do you find the time? I couldn't even listen to all this stuff, much less transfer it.

Mistletoe and Holly said...

You are indefatigable Ernie! Like Buster, I can't imagine how you find the time, but thank you for your continued efforts.

MOQChoir said...

I myself also am offering many healthy appreciations for the dogged and indefatigable efforts of our yeoman stalwarts, the truly masterful Ernie and, no less, Buster. Gentlemen, your contributions to ongoing seasonal attitude never cease to please and delight. No doubt, enjoyment would be notably less without your much-ingratituded work on our collective behalfs, or is it behalves?
Many, MANY thanks. Perhaps, one day, I'll share back some choral recordings that, ahem, I have participated in.

Kwork said...

Excellent! Thank you much.