Friday, July 19, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 48

Welcome to the noontime bonus share of the day.  I said I wasn't going to do this everyday, and I'm not going to, because I'm going to run out of music eventually.  But not today!  Here's ten more tracks for your Christmas listening pleasure.

1. The Students Of Pius X School-Ave Maria from Music In The Vatican Pavilion (The Vatican Pavilion-New York World's Fair 1964-65 PX-3, Mono, 1964).  I've wandered around the site of the 1964 World's Fair out in Queens, and it's pretty cool.  I don't think the Vatican Pavilion is still there, but there are lots of buildings and monuments scattered around at seeming random.  Things that look like maybe they came along later turn out to have had some odd purpose during the fair, like an elevated heliport.  It's slightly surreal.

2. Tony Martell And His Orchestra-Greensleeves from Folk Tunes-Swingin' Big Band Style (Philips PHM 200-069, Mono, 1963).  The liner notes talk about how folk music was big on campuses at this time, and yet college dances were still booking big band groups.  So someone figured this must be what the kids wanted to hear.  Maybe...

3. Billy May And His Orchestra-March Of The Toys from Billy May's Naughty Operetta! (Capitol T-487, Mono, 1954).  I think the original 10" record came out in 1954, I couldn't find a date for this later 12" version that added a few tracks.  Love Billy May and his music.

4. The Robert Shaw Chorale-Robert Shaw, Conductor-Hugh Porter, Organist-Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus from Great Sacred Choruses (RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1117, Mono, 1956).  All those voices coming out of one tiny channel.

5. Ken Griffin-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers from The Sparkling Touch!-Bright And Merry Organ Favorites (Columbia CL 1709, Mono, 1961).  I had to look for a second to be sure I wasn't duplicating a track.  I was confusing Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers with March Of The Toys.

6. Charles R. Cronham-Organ And Chimes-Silent Night from Ring Out Christmas Bells/Hymns Of Faith, Hope And Joy (Mercury MG-20001, Mono, 1950).  Early music from the Mercury label.

7. Madison Senior Choir-Mr. David Alan Ayers, Director-Accompanists, Katherine Sutch, Janis Black-Amen Chorus From "Messiah" from The Joys Of Christmas And The Sounds Of Today (United Sound USR-4976, Stereo).  The second song from Handel's Messiah tonight, and one I'm really not familiar with.  Nice though.

8. Howard College A Cappella Choir-George W. Koski, Director-Dadme Albricias, Hijos D'eve/Ye Viene La Vieja from On Tour In Stereo (Century Record Co. V12361, Stereo).  I have no idea how a found this one.  The title certainly doesn't identify it as Christmas, but the credits call it a Spanish Christmas Folk-Song.  How I spotted that, I can't tell you.  Spidey sense, I guess.

9. Unknown Artist-Home For Christmas from Superior New Works For Concert Band-Vol. XVII Advanced Edition (Jenson Publications 2xLP JP-6500, Stereo, 1985).  Today's publisher's demo track. Actually the second one of the day.  I keep forgetting how much music I'm sharing each day.  I used to stick to one a day and just go longer, so this year has been quite a bit different.

10. Wayne Johnson With The Evangel Quartet-Hush My Heart, Behold The Wonder from Spiritual Classics (Music City MC WJ 114, Stereo).  Not a track I'd heard of before, but it happens to me more than I would like.  You'd think that at this point in the Christmas music game, I'd know it all, but I don't think that will ever happen.  There's just too much out there.

That's ten, I'm gonna call it for this share.  Here's the download link, see you tonight.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

I was tapping my feet to Greensleeves! What a lively and enjoyable rendition.