Saturday, July 27, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 68

Good evening, hope you've had a great Saturday.  Here are ten new Christmas songs to make it even better!

1. Redlands High School Concert Choir-Director, Wilbur H. Schowalter-Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (Appalachian Carol) from Redlands High School Concert Choir 1964-65 (Handel Record Mfg. H-2008 (on Sleeve) H-2009 (on Label) Blue Vinyl, Mono, 1965). Gotta love that pretty blue vinyl.  Except you can't see it.  Sorry.

2. Bill Justis-Our Winter Love from Bill Justis Plays 12 Top Tunes (Smash MGS 27036, Mono, 1963). This is pop music from right before The Beatles hit America.

3. Unknown Artist-Skater's Waltz from Philco Presents Waltzes Of The World (Omnibus/Columbia Special Products 127-1001-1, Mono).  I assume this came free with your new console record player.  Pretty cheap collection, even by the standards of the day. There's a good chance I've shared this version with you attached to an artist name, but I couldn't figure it out.  Maybe you'll recognize it.

4. Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra-Greensleeves (England) from Stereo Wonderland Of Sound-The World's Greatest Waltzes (Columbia CS 8738, Stereo, 1963),  More great Christmas music from Kosty.

5. Brendan O'Dowda With The Westminster Sinfonia, Conducted By Merrick Farran-The Little Road To Bethlehem from Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory (Musicor MS3081, Stereo, 1965).  I was worried that O'Dowda was a typo, and that it was supposed to be O'Dowd.  But it appears that O'Dowda is correct.

6. Gerald Eskelin And The L.A. Jazz Choir-The Procession from Hal Leonard Presents A Choral Spectrum (Youth Edition) (Hal Leonard Publishing HLP-11, Stereo, 1984).  The first demo track of the day.

7. Roger Williams With Orchestras Directed By Marty Gold, Frank Hunter, Gene Von Hallberg-Snowfall from With These Hands (Kapp KS-3030, Stereo, 1959).  I really didn't find very many versions of Snowfall this year.  Some seasons, I feel like it's one of the more common songs in my shares, but not so much this year.

8. Unknown Artist-Tell Me Which Way To Bethlehem from Choral Celebration Vol. VIII (Jensen Publications JP-6400, Stereo, 1985).  The second and last demo track for tonight.

9. The Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd-Midge Payne, Director-Under The Stars from Shepherd Choir 1978 (Audio Engineering Associates AEA-1221, Stereo, 1978).  The Lutherans are at it again.

10. The Murk Family With Accompanist-Arranger Betty Bowman-Winter Medley: The First Snowfall Of The Winter; Winter Wonderland; Frosty The Snowman; Let It Snow; You Belong To Me; We've Got Our Love To Keep Us Warm from Love For All Seasons (MFM Records MFM-7007, Stereo).  A favorite share from years' past, I was excited to find an unopened copy sometime in the past year.  So this version is recorded from virgin vinyl.

And that's the end for today.  Here's the download link, I'll see you again tomorrow.


Buster said...

That Gerald Eskelin and his L.A. Jazz Choir sure seems to be working overtime on your behalf this year.

Thanks for more Kosty!

barba said...

before you had your osama and your obama, you had your odowda. makes sense to me. but then i'm a barba.

the little road to bethlehem was a first for me. looks like i'm pretty late to the party on that one. probably never set any sales records, but a superior effort.

Harry said...

A lot of those "Snowfalls" sound pretty similar - this version caught my ear and was a pleasant surprise.

Ernie said...

Yeah, hard to find a unique version of Snowfall. Esquivel does a good one, too.

Patrick said...

I have to agree with the comments above. I really liked the song by O'Dowda. And what a medley by the Murk Family! Loved it!