Tuesday, July 27, 2021

CiJ 2021-Part 3

 Time for another installment of Christmas In July, the extra late in the month edition. Took me a while to get started this month, but I hope you think it's worth the wait. Here's another good batch of Songs for your Christmas Enjoyment.

1. Oh Come All Ye Faithful by The Adult Choir Of The Congregational Church Of Manhasset, New York, Ministry Of Music-Robley And Jean Lawson from Sacred Music (No Label, G8-OP-8168/8169, Mono, 1956). This was the sorta homemade record that I tried to avoid this year, but I still wound up with a few of them.  Interesting enough as an artifact, but not the most exciting track I'll share this month. Now, if someone from this church were to show up here, then it gets interesting.

2. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by The New York Percussion Trio-Murry Solomon, Guest Bass-Ray Wright, Conductor & Arranger from Holidays For Percussion (Vox ST-VX 25.740, Stereo, 1958). Now this is more like what I wanted to showcase this year.  This is the stuff!

3. Sledd Ridin' by Mike Auldridge & 'Old Dog' from Mike Auldridge & 'Old Dog' (Flying Fish FF 054, Stereo, 1978). Turns out one of the composer's names is Sledd, so it's not as seasonal as I thought it might be, but it's still good.

4. Snowfall by George Barnes & Carl Kress from Town Hall Concert (United Artists UAL 3335, Mono, 1963). A live version from a couple of guitar virtuosos.

5. Winter Wonderland by Pete King, His Orchestra & Chorus from Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies Of 1967-31st Edition (Dot SLP 25757, Stereo, 1967). This is the stereo version of a rare LP by Pete King that I first shared with you many years ago.  Discogs is a great resource sometimes. Pretty sure I took this out out of the shrink wrap.

6. Hawaii Five-0/Greensleeves by The Yokohama Knights from Yokohama Knights (Eye/GRT GRT-10002, Stereo, 1969). How can you go wrong with this? Christmas music meets Hawaii 5-0!!

7. A Seasonal Sonatina-Winter (Excerpt) by Ceil Cabot With Stan Keen And Gordon Connell At The Plural Pianos from Demi-Dozen (Offbeat Records O-4015 "Upstair At The Downstairs, Julius Monk", Mono, 1959). A bit of a rarity from a series of soundtracks to the off-Broadway shows put on by Julius Monk for a while in NYC. I've come across quite a few of these now.

And that's it for now.  Stay tuned, I promise there's more.



Stan S. said...

I wish to Thank You for your Great Music from the Past Christmases gone by. Could you Please Repost this Great Old Christmas Album. "When Christmas Comes To Our House"... I Thank You Very much if you could. But if you are unable to I understand. Take Care, Stay Safe & Healthy And Prosper. Stan

Buster said...

Hey, my sister lives in Manhasset but I don't think she was in that choir. For one thing, she would have been four years old at the time of recording.

I have some of those Julius Monk LPs myself and have tried to motivate myself to record and post one without success so far.

Ernie said...

Stan-Thanks for the comment. Maybe I'll get that back up around Christmas. You may also find it over at Lee's Music You Won't blog.

Buster-Good luck with the Julius Monk stuff. I'm not a big fan of musicals or cabaret or theatre, so they're a tough slog for me. But this song was nice.

luckymike said...

Ernie, I pre-emptively thanked you for this over in the Part 2 thread, but in case you don't see it, I shall also thank you here. Because people like you and Buster deserve more thanks than you ever get!

Buster said...

mike - That's awfully nice of you to say!

Ernie - It's a wonder you hang around my place with the theater-oriented material over there.