Saturday, July 03, 2021

July The Third

Another year in the making, this is a collection of the very best track from my 2007 celebration of Christmas in July.  Further reflection tells me that I made a mistake in my post about the 2006 collection, so I'll straighten out the record now.  I had put together the tracks, but my friend CaptOT made the cover. And moving forward through time, I kept selecting my favorite tracks, and I started throwing together a cover as well. Sometimes they were fitting, sometime they were just something I could bash together in a hurry. I like this cover, since it's actually spines from some of the records that I had featured during the month. Not sure if it's spines for songs that actually made the best of or not though. Anyhow, here's the tracklist, and you can always follow the link back to the day I first shared it. Sometimes there's more info there, sometimes there is not. There's always Discogs if you want to find the original cover. Discogs didn't exist back when I started this series, or at least not in the form it is today. It's a great resource, I encourage you to use it. But that's beside the point, here's some great Christmas music!

1. Nickelodeon-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. Ashtabula High School A Cappella Choir-Carol Of The Bells
3. Joanne Wheatley & Hal Kanner-Baby, It's Cold Outside
4. IBM 7090 Computer-Joy To The World
5. Ron Goodwin-Xmas It Ain't
6. Fred Sateriale's Big Band-Toyland Cha Cha Cha
7. Hugo Winterhalter-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Cha Cha
8. Earl Grant-Snowfall
9. Ferrante & Teicher-Happy Sleigh Ride
10. Bing Crosby-The Secret Of Christmas
11. Count Basie & The Mills Brothers-December
12. Connee Boswell-White Christmas
13. Andre Previn & David Rose-Blue Holiday
14. Waldorf "Punch & Judy" Orchestra-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
15. University Singers-Go Where I Send Thee
16. Sunshine-The Very First Christmas Day
17. Stan Wolowic-Happy Holiday
18. Sarah Vaughn & Billy Eckstine-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
19. Al Melgard-Jolly Coppersmith
20. Alfred Apaka-It's Snowing In Hawaii
21. Lawrence Welk-Holiday
22. The Klokken Ringers-Silver Bells
23. Ray Conniff-An Improvisation On "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy"
24. The Robert de Cormier Folk Singers-The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
25. The 'Promises, Promises' Cast-Christmas Day
26. Glenn Miller-It Happened In Sun Valley
27. Martin Denny-Snowflakes In Summer
28. Ruby Murray-Christmastime In Ireland
29. The Robin Hood Orchestra-Silent Night
30. John Gary-Let There Be Peace On Earth (Let It Begin With Me)
31. Gordon Jenkins-Happy New Year



Geordie said...

Merry Christmas in July, Ernie! And to everyone else!

Buster said...

Thanks, buddy - I had no idea that IBM mainframes performed Christmas carols.

I see the recording of "Christmas Day" is included here. Coincidentally, I just pulled out the "Promises, Promises" cast album and an associated radio promo disc and will be transferring them when I get the energy.

Ernie said...

Merry Christmas all! Welcome!

I'll be looking forward to that, Buster. I'm still finding Broadway shows & cast albums that feature Christmas music. There's so much out there.