Friday, July 19, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 47

Welcome back! Time for day 19! Here we go...

1. Los Cantadores De Boca Ciega ('59)-Christine Baker, Director-Ave Maria from A Decade Of Song 1953-1963 (Century 17634, Mono, 1964). An album collecting up recordings from a decade's worth of group recordings.  Luckily, they included this version of Ave Maria for us to discover 55 years later.

2. Sammy Davis, Jr. And Carmen McRae With Orchestra Directed By Jack Pleis-Baby, It's Cold Outside from Boy Meets Girl (Decca DL 8490, Mono, 1957).  One of the very few Christmas-related recordings that Sammy left for us.  Each one of them is a precious gem to treasure.  And Carmen McRae is no slouch!

3. The Combined Choirs Of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City, Pa.-Bóg Zawitał-The Lord Greets Us from Midnight Mass At St. Mary's (Dub Recording Company D.D. 1155/1156, Mono, 1965).  I don't know about you, but I've really been enjoying these Polish carols.  They're good stuff.

4. Robert Noehren At The Organ Of The Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio-In Dulci Jubilo from Organ Music Of The Lutheran Church (Audiophile AP-55 (Transparent Red Vinyl), Mono).  Those Lutherans are back...

5. Turk Murphy And His Jazz Band-Santa Claus Blues from When The Saints Go Marching In (Columbia CL 546 (Re-issue of 1954 Original), Mono, 1955).  Not the first time I've shared it, but I get excited whenever I spot it.

6. Barron Smith, John Wannamaker Organ, Philadelphia-Adeste Fideles from Urania Stereo Sampler (Urania USS 58, Stereo, 1958).  According to the liner notes on the back of the sampler album, the album this track was pulled from was only available in Mono. Not sure why they bothered with a stereo recording just for this sampler, or maybe it was on binaural tape or something.  There were a few stereo formats available before the Stereo LP in late, late '57, but they're rare today.

7. First United Methodist Church Concert Handbell Choir-James A Kruse, Director-Christmas Festival Procession from 1972 Festival Program (Mark MC-5019, Stereo, 1972).  Every time I think I've shared out all my handbell music, another one turns up!  There was a point as I was recording all the music for sharing this season that I didn't have any, but then they started to turn up left and right. Your get lucky sometimes.

8. Gerald Eskelin And The L.A. Jazz Choir-Go Tell It On The Mountain from Hal Leonard Presents A Choral Spectrum (Youth Edition) (Hal Leonard Publishing HLP-11, Stereo, 1984).  The arranger on this publisher's demo recording is Kirby Shaw, a name I think I recognize.

9. Madison Senior Choir-Mr. David Alan Ayers, Director-Jingle Bells Calypso from The Joy Of Christmas And Greats From America Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Mark Custom Records MC 2868 (on Sleeve) UMC 2868 (on Label), Stereo).  Another track from these two newly-discovered albums.  Madison Senior High is located in Madison, Ohio.  I found a Facebook page for them and posted pictures of the two albums asking if anyone knew anything about them.  Nothing yet, but it's summer and no one is paying any attention.

10. Skitch Henderson, His Piano And The Stereosonic Strings-March Of The Toys from Autumn In New York (Mount Vernon Music MVS 107, Stereo).  A stereo recording of an album I first discovered last year from an artist I thought I knew well.  Still researching this one but coming up empty.  Surely someone knows something.

And that's it.  Ten more tracks! Plenty in there to love this morning.  Here's the download link, see you soon.

1 comment:

barba said...

an inordinate amount of calypso-inspired music emanates from the unlikely locale of ohio.