Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 75

Hello, and welcome to the 31st day of July.  Yes, we've made it to the end of the month.  Only a few goodies left in the stack now, but I've still got morning and evening shares for you.  So here are the first ten for the day.

1. FS-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from The Victors (Colpix CP 516, Mono, 1963). You'll know who it is just as soon as you hear him start to sing.  Not sure how this ended up on the soundtrack to a random WW2 movie, or who the orchestra behind him is.

2. Regina Music Box-Star Of The East (A Lost Christmas Tune In America) 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, Mon).  Not sure why they labelled this song as lost, you can find it right here at Ernie (Not Bert).

3. The Combined Choirs Of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City, Pa.-Trumfy Króla Niebieskiego-Triumph Of The Heavenly King from Midnight Mass At St. Mary's (Dub Recording Company D.D. 1155/1156, Mono, 1965).  This is probably the last of the Polish Christmas music I have for you this season.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

4. Madison Senior Choir-Mr. David Alan Ayers, Director-Angels We Have Heard On High 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). Looks like I didn't find this record and it's brother until too late in the season because...

5. Madison Senior Choir-Mr. David Alan Ayers, Director-Accompanists, Katherine Sutch, Janis Black-O Come, O Come Emmanuel from The Joys Of Christmas And The Sounds Of Today (United Sound USR-4976, Stereo).  Here's another song from the other record by this same group.  Hate to double up on you like this, but I'm running out of stuff and don't have time tonight to dig out and record one more song.

6. Unknown Artist-Great Is Our Joy from Hal Leonard Presents Choral Spectrum 1990-Senior Edition (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation 2xLP HLP-60, Stereo, 1990).  Finally, I think we've come to the end of the demo recordings.  Every time I find one of these songs I like, it fades out and I get frustrated. I'm sure it was the same way for many of you.

7. Sing & Learn-Santa's Coming from Holiday Songs (Macmillan  Educational Company MBCI-09003, Stereo, 1987).  One of four songs I pulled from this album, the very last thing I recorded for sharing this year.

8. Duke Ellington, His Piano And His Orchestra-Satan Takes A Holiday from Dance To Duke! His Piano And Orchestra At The Bal Masque (Columbia Special Products CSRP 8098, Stereo, 1959).  Any old excuse to get some Duke in here.

9. Chancel Choir-William Payn, Conductor-Shepherds' Carol from O, Clap Your Hands (Dharma GFL 1057 (Morristown, New Jersey), Stereo).  I'd hoped to have some Lutherans here at the end, but all I've got left are some Presbyterians.

10. Redlands High School Concert Choir And Chamber Singers-Wilbur H. Schowalter, Director-Sing Praises from 1972-1973 Redlands High School Concert Choir And Chamber Singers (Custom Fidelity CFS-3256, Stereo, 1973).  Another group we saw an awful lot of this season thanks to nearly two full sides of music I pulled from their albums.  All good stuff.

And that's it for this morning.  Come back this evening and celebrate the end of the season in style!  Here's the download link.


Highlander308 said...

Thanks for you dedication. I enjoy your posts.

Ernie said...

And I appreciate the comment. Thanks!

Buster said...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was his third recording of the piece, done for a various artists Reprise Christmas album in 1963, the same year as the film. The orchestra is Gus Levene.

Ernie said...

This is the same recording as on that Reprise collection? I thought it was unique. :(

Buster said...

Yes, I believe it is the same one. He only did one for Reprise, and Colpix used that one, I think. I probably have both and could double check, although my Frank collection is in boxes under other boxes.

Ernie said...

I'm sure I have it on my hard drive already, I just need to play them side by side.

Ernie said...

Buster, I don't think it's the same recording. It's much more similar to his 1957 version for Capitol, but not the same. I need to keep checking.

Buster said...

Ernie - You could be right. Relying on my memory is always a chancy business.

Patrick said...

I've said this in previous posts, but I totally agree about being disappointed when many of the demo tracks fade out. So many of them have great potential. Too bad really!

My like for this share goes to Santa's Coming, what a great find!

Charlot said...

Late to this discussion but I note that IMDB lists "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" as "Arranged and conducted by Angela Morley."

Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that IMDB is correct.