Monday, August 27, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 53

We're in uncharted territory here folks, we've never gone 53 days in July before.  I hope it's smooth sailing from here to the end.

1. Winter by an unknown artist from Now And Long Ago-Silver Burdett Songs From Music For Living-Album 09 (Columbia 10" 78 RPM Microgroove JS-329, Mono, 1956).  I think this is the last of the tracks I have from these educational records.  Hope you enjoyed them.

2. Cold Wind by Bonnie Guitar-Arranged And Conducted By Cliff Parman from Two Worlds (Dot DLP 25696, Stereo, 1966).  It took me forever to find a copy of Bonnie Guitar's Christmas record, and when I finally got my paws on it, I wasn't all that impressed by it.  Not sure what I was expecting.  It all sounds a lot like this track.

3. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Skitch Henderson, His Piano And Orchestra from the reissue LP Skitch Henderson, His Piano And Orchestra Play Irving Berlin (Harmony Headliner Series (Columbia) KH 31957, Stereo, 1968).  This is a budget reissue of the original LP, with only 10 tracks.  The date of 1968 is when the original came out, no idea when this budget version appeared.

4. My Favorite Things by Percy Faith And His Orchestra from The Sound Of Music (Columbia CS 8215, Stereo, 1959).  Lots of Christmas tracks by Percy out there, some of them harder to find than others.

5. Panis Angelicus (O Lord Most Holy), the last track from Jim Nabors-Arranged & Conducted By Sid Feller and the reissued two-fer LP The Lord's Prayer/How Great Thou Art (Columbia 2xLP CG 33618, Stereo, 1970).  His voice takes a little getting used to, but it's not bad.

6. Silver Bells by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  Getting close to the end of this one, but we're not quite there yet.

7. The Toy Trumpet by Al Hirt And The Boston Pops Orchestra With Arthur Fiedler from "Pops" Goes The Trumpet (Holiday For Brass) (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2729, Stereo, 1964).  He's really showing off here.

8. The Virgin's Slumber Song (In German) by Maureen Forrester, Alto-John Newmark, Piano, from A Charm Of Lullabies (Westminster Gold WGS-8124, Stereo, 1970).  I don't speak German, but the synopsis of the track from the back of the LP insisted it was about Christmas.

9. Waltz Of The Flowers by David Rose And His Orchestra-Tenor Sax Solo By Bob Cooper from Concert With A Beat! (MGM SE3852, Stereo, 1960).  Is this the only Nutcracker track of the day?

10. Winter Wonderland by Eddie Layton With Rhythm Section from Better Layton Than Ever (Mercury SR 60031, Stereo, 1960).  I've shared this one with you many times in the pass, but I just can't seem to pass it up whenever I see a copy.

And that's that, ten more tracks.  Any favorites in there?  Plenty of good selections, I think.



barba said...

gee, those malware pop-ups at zippyshare are getting to be downright dangerous.

i guess i’ll have to give today's blue ribbon to david rose. anyone who records a waltz in 4/4 time is my kindred soul.

runner-up recognition to the ringing bells. bell songs sound good on bells. and these ringers seem to understand that there’s only so much you can do with them, so they keep it short. my favorite version of ‘silver bells’ however is by none other than fats domino. check out the link below. i dare you to listen to it and keep from smiling and shaking your head.

JustaJeepGuy said...

The Zippyshare "extras" are quite annoying. Gotta be quick on the trigger to shut 'em down.

Buster said...

barba - I am very fond of your commentary, but to suggest that Fats outdoes Bing or Bob, well, I'll just have to differ with you. And I like Fats.

Ernie, what's your favorite? Not Eddie Layton, I hope.

Santa Claus said...

You can always say Herbie Does Christmas for that 53...

Blue Carbuncle said...

NoScript and Adblock Plus on Firefox nukes most of the ads & pop-ups that get thrown your way. They aren't perfect, especially when you have to allow some sites to run things in order to get the file(s) but they've done a fine job for me for years now. The same or similar addons are available for all browsers. Knock on wood the only problems I've had in over a decade are when I let the grandkids use the laptop.

And keep 'em coming as long as you feel up to it Ernie, anything and everything most appreciated no matter where you post it.

Kwork said...

Thanks. Love those bells.
As for Firefox, I feel that ublock origin does a better job than addblock plus. Now that I have that and noscript configured, I never get a popup now in zippy.