Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 38

Good morning, welcome back!  Today is the semi-official halfway point of the month, and I'm so excited I can't stand it.  By the end of the day, we'll be halfway through the big box of shares I've got for you this month, and it's all downhill from here.  Well, maybe not downhill as I've been trying to save plenty of good stuff for the second half, but you'll have to be the judge of that.  Let's jump in and get this post on the move.

1. French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger Désormière-Lieutenant Kijé: Troika from Suite From The Love For Three Oranges/Lieutenant Kijé (Capitol Classics P-8149, Mono, 1953).  Not my favorite version of this normally great track.  Pretty sure we had an entire Nutcracker Suite from this conglomeration last year.

2. Sarah Vaughan-My Favorite Things from After Hours (Roulette Birdland R52070, Mono, 1961). Nice version of this Sound of Music chestnut.

3. Bob Keeshan Featuring Full Orchestra And The Sandpiper Chorus-The Nutcracker Suite from A Child's Introduction To The Nutcracker Suite (Wonderland LP 143, Mono). From Captain Kangaroo himself, a great side-long version of the classic.

4. Tenafly High School Concert Choir-E. Brock Griffith, Director-O Magnum Mysterium from Festival Of Christmas And Spring Music 1965-1966 (HMR Productions RC 93, Mono, 1966).  Is this Christmas music?  Must have been on the designated Christmas side or something.

5. Shari Lewis With Lambchop And Charley Horse With Marty Gold And His Orchestra, Lan O'Kun At The Piano-Sleigh Bells from Fun In Shariland (RCA Victor Children's Bluebird Records LBY-1006, Mono, 1958).  You can't have Captain Kangaroo without also throwing in some Shari Lewis and Lambchop.  I pulled this from the original children's issue, not the later re-issue I shared before.  No difference between the two, but I was happy to find it.

6. Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Miklos Rozsa-Terror On The Ski Run from Spellbound (ARA 4x10" 78 RPM A-2, Mono, 1945).  The only share of the year from an album of 78s.  Sound isn't great, but I was excited to find it.  The movie is by Hitchcock, by the way.

7. Sistine Choir (Coro Cantori Romani Di Musica Sacra-Capella Sistina C Basiliche Maggiori)-Ave Maria, Vergine Fiore (Hail Mary, Virgin Flower) from Selections From The Sound Tracks Of The Motion Pictures Christ Is Born And Christ Is Risen (Counterpoint/Esoteric (Everest) CPST-5600, Stereo, 1972).  Another unique Ave Maria.

8. Roberta Sherwood With The Malcolm Dodds Singers And Orchestra-Children, Go Where I Send Thee from Gospel Goes Pop (aka Gone Gospel) (ABC-Paramount ABCS-464, Stereo, 1963). The second track from this album. I also ripped a mono version, but I don't know if you really need those tracks.  Pretty sure they're just mixed down from the stereo.

9. Denny Hinman-Christmas In July from Denny-Dennis Hinman Plays The Yamaha Electone E-70 (Yamaha International Corp YR 5005, Stereo, 1980).  I suppose this should be our theme song around here.  Except it's just a carol or two put together for your organ enjoyment.

10. Unknown Artist-It Came Upon The Midnight Clear from Hal Leonard Presents Choral Spectrum 1990-Senior Edition (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation 2xLP HLP-60, Stereo, 1990).  A short demo recording, but you know that by now.

And that's it, ten more Christmas songs.  No time to waste, here's the download link.  I've got to go put together the next post.


Buster said...

That Spellbound album is a nice find!

Ernie said...

It's cool. Looks like it was put on on CD recently, though. I hope that wherever they pulled the tracks from was higher fidelity than my copy.

Buster said...

I thought I pulled some of those transfers from Internet Archive, but know I can't find them. I'll have to look again.

Patrick said...

Great throwback to Capt. Kangaroo and Shari Lewis (I liked her song btw!). Also, really appreciated hearing parts of the Spellbound soundtrack. I love Hitchcock movies and haven't revisited them for some time now. Is that a theramin on that track? Denny Hinman really rocks it on his Christmas in July track. Nice contribution to this share.

Ernie said...

Yes, I believe that's a very early use of the Theremin. Wish the fidelity was better.