Thursday, July 04, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 7

Good morning!  Happy Fourth Of July to all my American friends, and happy Thursday to all the rest of you!  Nothing to special for today, just another great batch of Christmas music, and isn't that enough really? Here ya go!

1. The Norman Luboff Choir-Let There Be Peace On Earth (And Let It Begin With Me) from This Is Norman Luboff (RCA Victor LPM-2342, Mono, 1961).  I'm still hunting for a stereo version of this one.  I'm sure I've come across it before, I just wasn't paying attention at the time.

2. Redlands High School Concert Choir-Director, Wilbur H. Schowalter-Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming from Redlands High School Concert Choir 1964-65 (Handel Record Mfg. H-2008 (on Sleeve) H-2009 (on Label) Blue Vinyl, Mono, 1965).  Found two albums of music from this group this year, and they're both pretty good.  Lots of good music to come from them!

3. The George Shearing Quintet-Vocal By Teddi King-Moonlight In Vermont from When Lights Are Low (MGM E3264, Mono, 1955).  Lots of good versions of this song this year. Yet I don't think I've recorded a single version of Snowfall.  Weird...

4. Regina Music Box-O Tannenbaum from The Charm Of The Old Music Box-Rare Old Music Boxes From The A. Hacker Collection (Yesterday's Amusements/Premier Film & Recording Corporation 13993, Mono).  Another music box from this collection.

5. Charles R. Cronham-Organ And Chimes-Oh, Come All Ye Faithful from Ring Out Christmas Bells/Hymns Of Faith, Hope And Joy (Mercury MG-20001, Mono, 1950).  More organ and more chimes for you.

6. Brendan O'Dowda With The Westminster Sinfonia, Conducted By Merrick Farran-Ave Maria from Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory (Musicor MS3081, Stereo, 1965). An odd spot for this one to turn up in, but I'll take what I can get.

7. Unknown Artist-The First Noel from Superior New Works For Concert Band-Vol. XVII Advanced Edition (Jenson Publications 2xLP JP-6500, Stereo, 1985).  One more demo recording for concert band.  Lots and lots of these to share.

8. Fuyu Geshiki (Japanese Snowflakes) by 101 Strings, Conducted By Richard Müller-Lampertz, Koto Solos By Shinichi Yuize from Songs Of The Seasons In Japan (Alshire S-5019, Stereo, 1964).  I assume they have the same seasons in Japan as we have here...

9. Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller-Greensleeves from Classical Gas (American Gramaphone AG 800, Stereo, 1987).  Yes, it's the infamous Mannheim Steamroller, but I couldn't resist.

10. Jerry Read Smith & Tom Fellenbaum-Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (aka Jesu, Our Joy Of Man's Desiring) from The Strayaway Child (Song Of The Wood Music 7811, Stereo, 1981). If memory serves, the lead instrument here is the dulcimer, so that's a little out of the ordinary.

And that's it. Come back later for some more, if you aren't out blowing yourself up with fireworks.  Here's the download link.


Brad R-M said...

You are dead to me...

You know why.

Ernie said...

I know why...