Friday, July 31, 2020

Nutcracker In July 31

Hello, and welcome to the last full episode of Nutcracker In July! It's the last day of the month, and thus our journey must come to an end. And while I didn't really save the best for last, let's call it second best. How'd you like to hear Dom Frontiere play the entire Nutcracker Suite on his accordion? This is from the LP Dom Frontiere Plays The Classics (Liberty LRP 3032, Mono, 1957), where I believe it took up the whole second side.  If, like me, you've been finding a lot of these versions sound the same, this one certainly doesn't sound anything like those others.  Enjoy!

And as a special bonus, because I can, here's a link to a stereo release of this same music that I shared out some years ago, on a track-by-track basis, during a previous Christmas In July. I believe it's the same recording, released on a retitled version of the LP a year or so later. Pretty cool, anyway you want to listen to it.


Badgercat said...

Give my days have been full of Zoom calls, Microsoft Team calls, conference calls, it any wonder that I was waiting for the last day of July's Nutcracker offering?!

Thanks, Ernie. I have used one of the tracks in an annual comp, so I look forward to listening to the entire "share." Have a great weekend!

Ernie said...

Well, it may not be the last day of Nutcrackers, just the last day of complete Nutcrackers... ;)

Sky Raven said...

Great post Ernie! I had my doubts, but that was terrific. I had never heard of Dom Frontiere, but I have heard his music many times in the 60's, 70's and 80's from TV shows (like the Outer Limits) and movies. What a talent.

This has been lots of fun with 31 days of the Nutcracker. Thanks so much for all your hard work putting all this together. MUCH appreciated. Burt

Buster said...

Thanks, Ernie - I don't think I've ever come across the Dom Frontiere record. I can't wait to find out what's in the mystery package, as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ernie for posting this most interesting and excellent version of The Nutcracker Suite.
Nice to hear something original compared to the one and the same versions that everyone puts out. It will become an addition to my Christmas favorites music files. Dom Frontiere can now join the likes of Charles Magnante and Jo Basile in my collections of Space Age Bachelor Pad collections. Great post. Bryan