Sunday, July 14, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 33

Good day to you all!  Or all four of you, based on the comments I get.  I used to know how many downloads my shares are getting, but not anymore.  Now I'm just operating in a vacuum.  But it's OK, I know that some people love this stuff, and they get it here, other folks just don't care. Here's another ten tracks for the folks like me who love it!

1. Mischa Novy And His Velvet Strings-Gypsy Holiday from Mischa Novy And His Velvet Strings (MGM 10" 33 RPM E-546, Mono, 1951).  A ten inch record that I didn't have back in my #10 ten inch share.  I'm always finding new stuff, so I run that risk.  I think I've got five more Thanksgiving tracks in the can already, and several that I haven't recorded, and that ship sailed last month.

2. Wesley Seminary Singers-J. Edward Moyer, Director-Pattie M. Bennet And Paul T. Morton, Soloists-I Wonder As I Wander from Surely The Lord Is In This Place (Capitol Custom PB-832/833 Wesley Theological Seminary-Washinton, D.C., Mono).  I seem to have lots more of these private recordings this year than in year's past.  I suppose I've just been paying more attention to them in the wild, and then working hard to get more of them recorded.  Some of them are really good, some of them not so much.  But they are all interesting, and you're never going to find any of them at Amazon.

3. The Hi-Lo's With Frank Comstock's Orchestra-June In January from Listen! (Starlite ST 7006, Mono, 1954). Very early for these guys, but they already have that distinct sound that made them popular.

4. Vera Lynn With Ambrose And His Orchestra-The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot from The Great Years-Original Recordings 1935-57 (Decca (UK) 2xLP SPA 3023/4, Originally Recorded 26 Oct. 1937, Mono, 1975).  I've been looking for this songs for quite a while now, and here it is finally.  I might be doing some Christmas DJ sets this coming season, and I want to play this with the introduction that it's from Pink Floyd 'The Wall'. Oh the looks I hope to get.

5. Esquivel And His Orchestra-Sun Valley Ski Run from Strings Aflame (RCA Victor LPM-1988, Mono, 1959).  The master at his height, but in mono.  Sort of like Van Gogh in black and white.

6. The Combined Choirs Of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City, Pa.-Wśród Nocney Ciszy-Amidst The Silence Of The Night from Midnight Mass At St. Mary's (Dub Recording Company D.D. 1155/1156, Mono, 1965).  More Polish Christmas.  I hope all those accents and acutes and whatnot came over correctly.  I spent forever trying to get them in there properly.

7. Intermediate Girls' Glee-La Palma Choral Music Department-Edwin Grace, Director-Ave Maria from Concert Favorites '68 (Handel Record Mfg. Co. H-2053, Stereo, 1968).  Not the first song from this album to be shared this year, not even the first version of this song from this album this year, unless I'm thinking of someone else.  I'm too lazy to check.

8. Mr. Acker Bilk-The Bells Of St. Mary's from London Is My Cup Of Tea (Atco SD 33-218, Stereo, 1967). Not much I can say about Acker Bilk.  You either know of him or you don't.

9. Teresa Brewer & The World's Greatest Jazzband Of Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart-Button Up Your Overcoat from Good News (Signature BSL1-0577, Stereo, 1974).  I have a copy of Teresa Brewer's Christmas record here somewhere, but I can't lay my hands on it.  The World's Great Jazz Band put out a Christmas album that is great, and I believe you can download it from right here.

10. Unknown Artist-Venite Adoremus from Choral Celebration Vol. VIII (Jensen Publications JP-6400, Stereo, 1985).  Demo record.  Must be a popular song though, I noticed I've got another version from another demo record in the pile.

The End.  Thanks for coming around.  Here's the download link.  See you later!


Buster said...

One of the four checking in.

I've had that Vera Lynn record for a long time, but I never knew it was utilized by Pink Floyd, but then I have never seen or heard The Wall.

Ernie said...

Been a long while since I've sat down and watched the movie, but I think it's one of the very first things you hear in the movie.

Mistletoe and Holly said...

I think there's a lot more than four. As always, thanks for the shares, Ernie!

Der Bingle said...

When I first heard "The Wall" back in college I had no idea who Vera Lynn was. Not much exposure in rural Kansas in the 70s/80s. Can't wait to listen to this one.

Ernie said...

I don't think she's very well known in the States at all. I wondered about the song for years before I learned who she was. But those were the dark ages before the internet.