Thursday, July 11, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 24

Time for another bonus noon-time share of Christmas in July music. I certainly didn't plan on doing three posts a day, and I don't intend to do it all month, but I need to push out a few more posts to make all the numbers work.  Gotta be something in here you like, bonus tracks or no.

1. Winifred Smith-'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime from Ethnic Folk Songs From The South (The Tennessee Squire Association 630D-2211, Mono, 1962).  Not sure who Winifred Smith is, or who the Tennessee Squire Association is, but they put out a few albums of music you see occasionally.

2. Tenafly High School Concert Choir-E. Brock Griffith, Director-Two Kings from Festival Of Christmas And Spring Music 1965-1966 (HMR Productions RC 93, Mono, 1966). The original recording on this one was a bit off, so there wasn't much I could do with it. It's off in spots.

3. Unknown Artist-White Christmas from Organ Melodies From Hobby-Lesson Course For Wurlitzer Organs (Rite Record Productions For The Wurlitzer Company 12183/12184, Mono).  For once, and unknown artist that isn't just playing a short demo version.  Well, wait, that's exactly what this is, but the demo is for someone who has a new Wurlitzer organ in their home.  You too could play like this with only a few simple easy lessons!

4. Redlands High School Concert Choir And Chamber Singers-Wilbur H. Schowalter, Director-Alleluia! Now Is The Christmas Morn from 1972-1973 Redlands High School Concert Choir And Chamber Singers (Custom Fidelity CFS-3256, Stereo, 1973).  I had two LPs from this school, and one of them was still sealed.  Not sure now if it was this one or the other. All those years and no one had ever listened to it.

5. Marian Spelman-Ave Maria from Marian Spelman Sings About God And Country (Crosley Enterprises CE-12 "A Custom Recording By Pickwick International, Inc. For Crosley Enterprises", Stereo).  A later LP from one of the stars of Ruth Lyons coven.  I mean TV show.

6. Eddie Peabody-The Bells Of St. Mary's from Banjo Magic (Dot DLP 25376, Stereo, 1961).  Have we had any music from the banjo this season?  Well, here it is.

7. Coventry Cathedral Boys' Choir-Directed By David Lepine, Robert Weddle-Organ-Coventry Carol from Coventry Cathedral Boys' Choir-Choirs Of Britian Series No. 2 (Chapter One (UK) CMS 1006, Stereo, 1971).  Naturally the boys from Coventry would do The Coventry Carol.

8. Tervalon Porche, Tenor, With Joseph La Rue, Organist-Gesu Bambino (When Blossoms Flow'rd Amid The Snow) from God, My Shepherd, Walks Beside Me-Great Religious Musical Masterpieces (Amor Label 8188, Stereo). I'm finding so many typos in the metadata I've entered for all these tracks.  My sincerest apologies for all those misspellings. I try to do a good job with these things, but sometimes my fingers are just in too much of a hurry for their own good.

9. Conducted By Michael Sweeney-Hallelujah Chorus from Hal Leonard Concert Band 1989-1990 (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation 2xLP 85060087, Stereo, 1989).  The second demo track in today's share.

10. First United Methodist Church Concert Handbell Choir-James A Kruse, Director-He Is Born from First United Methodist Church Concert Handbell Choir (Mark MC-5019, Stereo, 1972).  Handbells?  That makes the share today so much more exciting!  First banjos and now this!

And that about sums it up for this share.  Hope you enjoy the music.  Here's a link, see you later on tonight.


Buster said...

Do you have amy records of handbells WITH banjos? Now that would be something. Throw in a high school choir, too!

Ernie said...

Don't be silly. Handbells are meant to be enjoyed as a solo instrument. Everyone knows that.

barba said...

marian spelman could turn me into an atheistic ex patriot.

talk about nails on a blackboard... sheesh.

barba said...

i couldn't understand the lyrics those kids from tenafly were singing. i just wondered why only two kings. did one fall off a camel or something?

Buster said...

Ernie - Visionaries like me have often been the subject of such unjustified scorn.

barba said...

the scorn directed at me is usually justified.

Patrick said...

Loved "Alleluia! Now Is The Christmas Morn." Can't explain why, but I ended up listening to it a few times in a row.

Ernie said...

One favorite track a day is all we can ask for. :)