Friday, August 31, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 57

The end of another month, and thus I've got some end-of-year songs for you.  I couldn't come up with quite enough songs to fit the theme (since I did a full ten for you at the end of last month), there's also a little bit of filler in there.

1. Auld Lang Syne by the great Jo Stafford-Accompaniment By Paul Weston from Jo Stafford Sings Songs Of Scotland With Words By Robert Burns (Columbia CL 1043 "Demonstration, Not For Sale", Mono, 1957).  You can't go wrong when you have some Jo Stafford in the pile.

2. Ave Maria by Mantovani And His Orchestra from the LP Mantovani Plays The Immortal Classics (Decca (UK) LK 4072, Mono, 1956).  Mantovani put out some good music when he was at his peak.  His Christmas music is still a thing of beauty, 70 years later.

3. Bounce Of The Sugar Plum Fairy by John Kirby And His Orchestra from the album John Kirby (Columbia 4x10" 78 RPM C-45, Mono, 1941).  A rare share from shellac, though nothing rare about a track from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

4. The New Year: Look Ahead, a reprise of something I shared a month ago by Arthur Godfrey With Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Archie Bleyer from Arthur Godfrey's TV Calendar Show (Columbia CL 521, Mono, 1953).  You may have heard some bad stories about Arthur Godfrey, but he still put out some good music in his time.

5. Auld Lang Syne by John Keating And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from A Musical Tour Around The World...And Beyond (London Phase 4 2xLP SQBE-94251 "A Club Exclusive Deluxe Two-Record Album", Stereo).  The "...And Beyond" part of this title turned out to be an interesting track that supposedly explored the galaxy.  I need to go back and rip that when I have time.

6. In Dulci Jubilo by Robert Elmore from Bach On The Biggest (Mercury Living Presence SR90127, Stereo, 1958).  Always room for more organ around these parts.

7. Auld Lang Syne by Massed Children's Voices From Westminster Abbey And St. Paul's With The Longines Symphonette from Sweet Voices Of Inspiration (Longines Symphonette LWS 173, Stereo, 1966).  At least there are voices on this track, the last song I shared with you from this album was strictly instrumental.

8. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring/Jesus, Lover Of My Soul by Paul Mickelson from Paul Mickelson Plays The Allen 3-Manual Computer Theater Organ (Supreme Productions/Singcord/Zondervan SLP-505, Stereo, 1977).  More organ!

9. Auld Lang Syne by Naval Academy Drum And Bugle Corps from Set Sail (Richardson Records 2xLP RRS-7/8, Stereo, 1978).  This was a surprise find just the other day.  I didn't think I'd find anything to share on a record filled with sea shanties, but there it was.

10. Odun De! Odun De! (Happy New Year) by Olatunji! from Drums Of Passion (Columbia CS 8210, Stereo, 1959).  If you aren't familiar with this track (I've shared it before), it may be the most out-there track you've heard all season.

And that's it.  Not just for today, but for Christmas in July.  There will probably be a Chanukah in September, but I think I'm done with the Christmas for now.  Looking forward to a day or two away from this computer!




Buster said...

Thanks, old friend, for all your shares during the past two months! There's nothing I like better than getting a missive with your selections for the day. I will miss it until Christmas (or Hannukah) time comes around again.

I will, however, never understand the mysterious attraction that organ records have for you.

barba said...

thanks for all the tunes. i may skip hanukkah. my kind of poison doesn’t go over very well around then. even my best “jesus and moses were in a bar one day…” jokes are not well received. i don’t know why. anyway, if there’s anyone left with the stomach for such, here’s one more year-ender that you won’t find on vinyl.

Kwork said...

Thank you Ernie! 57 days of Christmas this year. Wow! And that's not counting the Chanukah I'm already seeing to also grab. Nice to see since I lost all my past summers in a hard drive crash.

Raven176 said...

Awesome job, as always!