Sunday, July 21, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 54

High Noon!  Time for another round of great Christmas music that you've likely never heard before.

1. Mitch Ayres And His Orchestra-Vocal By Meredith Blake-The Angelus Rings Again from Dance Time (RCA Camden CAL-266, Mono).  OK, I don't know if this song has anything to do with Christmas or not.  I remembered some chatter last Christmas about the ringing of the Angelus, and I didn't follow it all, but I was reminded of it when I saw this track.  So take it for what it's worth, and please feel free to leave me your opinion in the comments.

2. Ursuline Academy Glee Club-Director, Sister Pius Dowd, OSU-Piano, Mrs. Bailey Guard-Ave Maria from Spring Into Song (Recorded Publications Company JZ-88621/88622 (Bethesda, Maryland), Mono).  I'm getting down to the end of the pile of Ave Maria versions.  Not all the way done, but a lot closer than I was.

3. The Brick Church Choir-A. Irvine McHose, Organist And Choir Director-The Birds from Lift Up Your Hearts (Kendall Recording Corporation LP389, Mono, 1959).  Yet another Christmas selection from Buster's favorite new artist of the season, A. Irvine McHose!

4. The Atlanta Children's Choir-Directed By Mr. And Mrs. Haskell Boyter-Accompanist, Miss Adele Dieckmann-Joy To The World from Hear The Church's Song (Covenant Life Curriculum 10" 33 RPM 8536, Mono).  Whenever I see this track on an album, I'm afraid it's going to turn out to be the Three Dog Night song instead.  It's happened to me more times than I want to admit.

5. Eddie Albert-Arranged And Conducted By Milton Rogers-Let There Be Peace On Earth from High Upon A Mountain (Dot DLP 3109, Mono, 1958).  Yep, that Eddie Albert.  I guess before Green Acres, he was active in musical theater and had a recording contract.  You just never know.

6. Lester Lanin-Winter Wonderland from Passport To Pleasure (Columbia Special Products XTV 82095/82096 "Produced Especially For Chemstrand", Mono).  One of two Christmas tracks that inexplicably show up on this promo record for a synthetic fiber manufacturing company.  Great cover, though.

7. Shirley Ellis With Jimmy Smith At The Piano-Come To The Stable from Christ In My Heart (Concert Records USR 9841, Stereo, 1976).  Come to the real nitty gritty with Shirley Ellis and Jimmy Smith!

8. The Re'Generation-Do You Hear What I Hear? from The Best Of The Re'Generation (New Dawn ZLP 3096S, Stereo, 1978).  You just never know what you're going to find, or when, or where.  You've almost got to pick up and scan every single album.

9. Wes Montgomery-Greensleeves from Road Song (A&M/CTI SP 3012, Stereo, 1968). And little jazzy version for you.

10. Unknown Artist-Hodie Christus Natus Est from Hal Leonard Presents Choral Spectrum 1990-Senior Edition (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation 2xLP HLP-60, Stereo, 1990).  A publisher's demo bringing up the rear.

All good things must come to an end, at least for this episode.  Have a go at the download, and I'll see you right back here later on tonight.


barba said...

SHOUT OUT TO ALL READERS! i can tell. ernie’s tired of my brand of poison. he needs positive re-enforcement. encouragement. feedback. he wants to hear from all of you. (i don’t know why, but he does.) so leave a comment below. you don’t have an account anywhere or even identify yourself. just stick a few words in the box, click ‘anonymous’, confirm that you are not a robot, and click ‘publish your comment’. if you are in fact a robot, lie about it. that’s what i do. (never let the truth get in the way of a good comment.) one word will do. but if you can manage a phrase or a sentence, i’m sure he would appreciate it. below are some examples of comments others have made in the past:

ernie, you’re the maximum utmost. –c.s.

ernie, play one small song for man, i mean, a man; i mean, well you know what i mean. –n.a.

ernie, either i’m dead or your watch has stopped. –g.m.

ernie, you’re garbo’s salary, you’re cellophane. –c.p.

ernie, thanks for helping to keep alive the era when i invented rock and roll. –p.b.

Ernie said...

Umm, thanks, I guess...

Buster said...

Ernie - I have to agree that you are the maximum utmost, but not sure about cellophane.

More A. Irvine McHose! Someone McHose me down!

Ernie said...

I'm Mickey Mouse!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Eddie Albert was Eddie Arnold!

Ernie said...

I get in a hurry sometimes... Fixed!

sharxfan said...

My favorite group of tunes so far. Thank you for sharing all of this great music - especially on Garbo's salary.

Ernie said...

I'm not sure Garbo's salary would pay for all these records. :)

Patrick said...

I agree that this was a great set of songs. My favourites are Lester Lanin's Winter Wonderland (quite lively and fun), Wes Montgomery's Greensleeves (lots of Greensleeves this summer, but really enjoyed this jazz take on it) and, finally, Re'Generation's Do You Hear What I Hear. I have to say that I had no clue about this group and was pleasantly surprised. I checked them out on Google and discovered that they have a few Christmas albums! I sampled a few tunes and have added these to my wish list. What a great find for me! Thanks for sharing.

Ernie said...

Yeah, I'd never heard of Re'generation either. You just never know. :)