Monday, July 05, 2021

July The Fifth

Hope you had a great Fourth Of July yesterday!  Here's your chance to have a great Fifth Of July with some great old Christmas music.  This is a fine collection of favorites, all shared out during the summer of 2007, though I didn't put together a Best-Of until 2009.  Good things take time, and I'm often very lazy when it comes to such things. Looking through the track list brings back some fond memories of old favorites, alongside some things that I don't really remember. I guess I need to go through and give it a good listen to bring myself back up to speed. I'm sure you'll enjoy it if you give it a listen, so here is The Best From Ernie (Not Bert)'s Christmas In July 2008-Because It's Hot Our There. They don't all have subtitles, I don't know when I started or stopped that.  Weird little thing I felt I needed to add because the cover has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or Winter or anything. Well, I suppose it is indicative of July here in Florida, but no one is going to know that.

01. Sauter-Finegan & Their Orchestra-Sleighride
02. Homer & Jethro With June Carter-Baby, It’s Cold Outside
03. Ted Heath & His Music-Alpine Boogie
04. The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra-Blue Christmas
05. The Real Thing Steel Band-Hallelujah Chorus
06. Brass Of The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra-Deck The Hall
07. Ray Conniff & The Singers-I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
08. The San Sebastian Strings With Rod McKuen & Anita Kerr-And Everyday Was Christmas
09. Erwin Halletz & His Orchestra-Hungarian Sleigh Ride
10. Greg & Steve-Jingle Bell Rock
11. Pearl Bailey-Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha
12. Joe Cain & His Orchestra-I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Cha Cha Cha
13. Ken Griffin-Kringle’s Jingle
14. David Whitehall & His Orchestra-Holiday Parade
15. The Sun Tones-The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
16. The Four Rascals-I’ll Be Home For Christmas
17. The Pipes And Drums Of The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards-The Little Drummer Boy
18. John Graas-Land Of Broken Toys
19. Jack Fina-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
20. Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra-The Skater’s Waltz
21. The Johnny Mann Singers-Snow
22. The Gene Lowell Chorus-Winter Song
23. Ahmad Jamal-Snow Fall
24. Georgia Gibbs-Looks Like A Cold Cold Winter
25. Joe “Fingers” Carr-Snow Deer Rag
26. Walter Carlos-Three Dances From Nutcracker Suite
27. Tomita-Snowflakes Are Dancing
28. The Modern Jazz Quartet-Variations On A Christmas Theme
29. The Chad Mitchell Trio-The Virgin Mary
30. Jack Conner-What Child Is This
31. Dennis Farnon & His Orchestra-Winter Wonderland
32. Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra-Auld Lang Syne



Buster said...

Nicely varied collection, including a detour into Moogland.

The cover seems fine to me; one wouldn't expect snow in July, even around here.

Ernie said...

Thanks, Buster. I think anything featuring a Moog was automatically added into the Best-Of collection.

Someday I should go back and do a 'best of the rest' collection. I know I frequently had to remove stuff to avoid duplicating songs or artists in a collection. So I'm sure there's good stuff left on the editing room floor. :)