Sunday, August 26, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 52

Time for a little 52 card pickup!  Are you ready?

1. Parade Of The Charioteers by Band Of The Grenadier Guards from The Kingsize Sound Of Hi-Fi (Decca (UK) LK 4795, Mono, 1966).  I don't know if it's Christmas, but it's very grand!

2. The Skater's Waltz by Continental Orchestra from Waltz Time (RCA Camden CAL-149, Mono).  Not sure when this came out, but it appears to have been mastered from a pretty lo-fi source.  Maybe a reissue of an old 78.  I didn't do enough research, sorry.

3. Theme Music From "The Snows Of Kilimanjaro" (From The 20th Century-Fox Film "The Snows Of Kilimanjaro"), the very last track I recorded before stopping to post today, this is by Al Goodman And His Orchestra from the LP Music From Hollywood-Themes From Great Motion Pictures (RCA Victor LPM-1007, Mono, 1954).  One of the very earliest 12" long-play albums on RCA.

4. Ave Maria by Ferrante And Teicher from Ferrante And Teicher Play Light Classics (ABC-Paramount ABCS-313, Stereo, 1959).  Very early stereo for these guys.

5. The Bells Of St. Mary's by Mabel Sansing Sharp from Memories (Dove Records DR3182 (Recorded at Georgia's Stone Mountain), Stereo).  I've actually been to this pipe organ.  I didn't think it was all that impressive, but it wasn't playing at the time.

6. Bugler's Holiday by Al Hirt And The Boston Pops Orchestra With Arthur Fiedler from their album "Pops" Goes The Trumpet (Holiday For Brass) (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2729, Stereo, 1964).  At least Al doesn't sing on this one.

7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Richard Webb, Bass & Salvatore Mancuso, Organist, from I Love To Tell The Story (Central Woodward Woman's Fellowship VC 3330, Stereo).  This is an odd on.  I almost didn't pay it any attention, but then I picked it up and there was nothing on the back cover.  So I took it out of the sleeve and found four Christmas tunes tucked away in the tracklist.  Makes me wonder how many things I'm missing some days because I'm not picking up every single record.

8. Joy To The World by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  Today's obligatory track from this great LP.

9. Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel by John Fahey from Guitar Vol. 4-The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party And Other Excursions (Takoma C 1008, Stereo, 1966).  Was really surprised to find this one, as John Fahey has so many Christmas albums already.  I guess he just really likes it, so he threw it into a regular album.

10. Sleigh Ride by Frederick Fennell Conducting The Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra from Music Of Leroy Anderson, Vol. 1 (Mercury Living Presence SR90009, Stereo, 1958).  I think it was just last year I was lamenting the fact that I didn't have all three volumes of this series in stereo, or at the same time.  This year I have two of the three in stereo, but no sign of the third one.  So it goes...

And that's it.  Some good stuff, some filler, but another day done.



Buster said...

I don't think I knew there are three volumes of Leroy Anderson by Fennell. I have one and two, I believe. Now I'll have to find the third!

JustaJeepGuy said...

Now don't you two go to fighting over that third album!

Ernie said "Makes me wonder how many things I'm missing some days because I'm not picking up every single record." Don't let OCD get you, Ernie! That way lies madness!

David Federman said...

Ernie, my hat (a 10-gallon Stetson) is off to you. You really have perfected the art of juxtaposing music that might not ordinarily fit in a "seasonal music" context. I've been meaning to thank you for keeping the Christmas spirit alive (at least in music) during this latest summer of global warming. Keep the Yule cool going, please. And thanks.

barba said...

i’ve been ruminating over the recent offerings by “ronnie aldrich and his two pianos”. considering the rather paltry amount of music he gleans from them, i have to wonder why he has them in the first place. i mean, does he use two spoons in his soup? two belts for his pants? two watches on his wrist? what’s he need two pianos for? art tatum. he could use two pianos. mccoy tyner.

and then today we get ‘ave maria’ from ferrante and teicher. now i know these guys are virtuosos (both piano teachers at julliard). either one could play ravel’s “piano concerto for the left hand” while eating a sandwich with his right. and i think something like that happened here. “arthur, do we really have to record this goop? i’ve got time commitments.” “don’t worry, lou. just bang out the melody with one finger and i’ll improvise over it. we can do it on our lunch hour. we’ll be finished before the first afternoon class.”

Ernie said...

You must have missed the recent post of a piano quartet...

Kwork said...

I'm really liking that Rachael Kuivinen lp. Thanks for more goodness.
And why doesn't anyone play Ravel's left handed piano concerto with their right hand? Twisting themselves on the bench to do so would be quite awesome to hear about. All that while dictating a message to Siri while holding a drink in the other hand.

Patrick said...

once again, I have no idea how to contact you besides posting a comment...sorry! :0) I was hoping if you have a copy of the below posted link (the album, that is), you might consider a post...

seems to be a "budget" record and I can find next to no info about it online. The songs I've been able to obtain (from a compilation of sorts) have me yearning for the entire output. Thanks.