Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 55

Getting close to the end here.  You can't see it, but I can.  Not ripping much new music at this point, just trying to dole out what I've got in the pile without duplicating anything.  Stay tuned.

1. Holiday For Strings by Morton Gould And His Orchestra from String Time (Columbia Masterworks 4x10" 78 RPM M-663, Mono, 1947). Another rare entry pulled from shellac.  Found a couple of these the other day and had to squeeze them in.

2. Old Christmas Morning, written  by Roy Helton, read by Nancy Wickwire And Grace Chapman, Narrator: Richard Wilbur, from the LP Many Voices-4A And 4B For Adventures In Appreciation (Harcourt, Brace And Co. 2xLP XTV 26319/20/36/37, Mono, 1958).  This is a short spoken word bit from the LP I mentioned the other day that was covered in mold.  The vinyl is here in the computer room, but all the sleeve material is still down in the garage.  Not sure how to continue with it, thinking of sealing the whole thing in plastic and tucking it into the archives.  Seems to be a fairly rare item, and I hate to throw it out.

3. Ev'rybody's Good For Christmas by Steve Clayton & Gail Contini from Holidays To Sing About (UltraSound ULT 3420, Stereo, 1979).  One of those educational albums that seemed to be so common back in the day.  Can't imagine they still play stuff like that in school, even if it's presented on MP3 or on YouTube.

4. Go Tell It On The Mountain by Thurlow Spurr And The Spurrlows from The Spurrlows Now (Word WST-8445-LP, Stereo, 1969).  Great little mix of Now Sound and religious fervor.

5. In Bethlehem (Narrative), more spoken word, this time by Johnny Cash from the LP The Holy Land (Columbia KCS 9726, Stereo, 1969).  You know, the one with the lenticular cover!

6. Joy To The World by Richard Webb, Bass & Salvatore Mancuso, Organist, from I Love To Tell The Story (Central Woodward Woman's Fellowship VC 3330, Stereo).  Not the Three Dog Night song.

7. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra from There I Sing/Swing It Again (RCA Victor LSP-1799, Stereo, 1958).  The first album in which Monroe goes back and records his hits in new sound.  Not the last such album though.

8. Mr. Cool by Bill Justis from Bill Justis Plays Hot Hits Of Our Time (Mercury Wing SRW 16378 (Reissue of 1963 LP), Stereo, 1968).  Just a fun little instrumental, nothing outstanding.

9. Patapan by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  Nope, still not done with this one.

10. Satin Doll by Lenny Dee At The Organ With Instrumental Accompaniment from Something Special (MCA MCA-221, Reissue of Decca DL74498, Stereo, 1964).  Wish Mr. Dee had left us more than just the one Christmas album.

That's all folks!

Zippyshare

10 comments:

Buster said...

I wonder how many lenticular covers are out there. I can think of three: this one, the Rolling Stones LP and an obscure instrumental album in my collection, which shall remain nameless because I can't remember the artist's name. Any others?

Ernie said...

I'm sure there are more than you might think. There's a Johnny Nash Christmas record I've shared for years that has such a cover. (It was a real bear to try and get a reasonable scan of it...) And several Columbia stereo-showcase type albums from the early sixties had little tiny ones on the cover. I've seen a little blinking eye, and some high-kicking legs. They probably cost a little more so they weren't too popular.

https://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-can-see-christmas-now.html

Buster said...

Ah yes, I've seen the Columbias, but don't recall ever encountering the Johnny Nash LP in the flesh.

barba said...

after badmouthing the possibility of posting poems and other spoken material, i must say that “old christmas morning” was a pleasant surprise. i was expecting the usual “peace on earth” platitudes delivered in a pompous “i’m-more-reverent-than-you could-ever-be” manner. but doggone if this isn’t an unrepentant story about cold-blooded murder and revenge! not much of that in christmas music. rather refreshing.

as for the mold, maybe you could scrape it into a container and release it later into the wild.

Kwork said...

Love it. Thank you very much! The Christmas goodness continues.

Ernie said...

Forgot about the lenticular cover with the kiss...

https://www.discogs.com/Simon-Rady-Voices-In-Motion/release/9592868

Buster said...

Ernie - Ha! I've never seen the lenticular version of this cover, although I have seen the LP many times, and may even own a copy.

barba said...

i ain't particular about the lenticular.

Buster said...

Ernie - barba doesn't appear to be a record nerd.

Ernie said...

There's no accounting for taste...