Monday, August 02, 2021

CiJ 2021-Part 7 (In August)

Welcome to Monday, here's a new Christmas In July In August share for you!

1. Out In The Cold Again by Brook Benton Sam Cooke-Arranged And Conducted By Sammy Lowe from My Kind Of Blues (RCA Victor LSP-2392, Stereo, 1961). An exciting find just a week or so ago, and a fairly expensive one, too. I grabbed this record, and a couple others just to make enough to put it on my CC. When they rang it up, the total was way more than I expected at a thrift store. Sure enough, they were charging me $3 each for the dollar records. :( I haven't been back, and I may not go back anytime soon, that's just crazy. (Whoops, I somehow wrote Brook Benton everywhere when it's supposed to be Sam Cooke. It's still the right music, just tagged incorrectly. I updated the file if you want to download a correct copy. 3 Aug 21)

2. January In Bombay by Chet Atkins With Harihar Rao from It's A Guitar World (RCA Victor LSP-3728, Stereo, 1967). Certainly not Christmas, but the title seemed like a maybe. And any old excuse to include Chet Atkins. I had no idea he'd ever dabbled with a sitar, and I guess he's just duetting with one here, but it's pretty unexpected.

3. Snow Deer By Billy Gray from Western Swing In Hi-Fi (Decca DL 8730, Mono, 1958). Nice little instrumental.

4. Winter Moon by Carole Danell from Selections From The Haunted House And Other Spooky Poems And Tales 7" 33 RPM (Scholastic Records 7" 33 RPM CC 0688, Mono, 1970). Rare selection here from a 7" record. You remember these old Scholastic records, you used to listen to them in school. Some of them featured a book and maybe a filmstrip to go along with them.

5. Sleigh Ride 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). I think I shared this song previously from a sampler, but it was mislabeled Sleigh Bells. After hearing it, I had to hunt down the original on Discogs. It was well worth the effort.

6. Another version of Out In The Cold Again, this time by Rusty Warren, Arranged & Conducted By Jack Pleis from Rusty Warren Sings Portrait On Life (Jubilee JGM 5025, Mono, 1964). A rerun, but I wanted to share it again after she passed away this year at the ripe old age of 91. Most of here albums were sex themed comedy, but this was a rare all-singing album. It didn't sell very well, so most people don't know about it.



Buster said...

Nice selection. I particularly want to hear that Billy Gray record. Presumably he is not the Billy Gray who was playing "Bud" on the sitcom "Father Knows Best." (Before your time.)

Who is more represented in America's thrift stores: Rusty Warren, Belle Barth or Pearl Williams? (If anyone knows, it is you.)

Buster said...

I should add that I am not implying that you are a connoisseur of risque recordings.

Unknown said...

I love your shares and don't comment enough - so let me start by just saying "thank you" for keeping some good ones alive for us

I will add though, that is not brook benton, but sam cooke from his 1961 my kind of blues album - close though....

Ernie said...

Buster-The Billy Gray was from a various artists western swing collection of re-recordings in hi-fi. So I assume it's an older artist, but you never know. And I would say Rusty Warren by far.

Unknown-You're right, I tagged that file wrong from the get go, not sure why. I corrected to download, so hopefully it's correct now. Thanks for catching my mistake.

Unknown said...

No worries, As I said I can't thank you enough for the hard work you do in getting us some new, unique and just plain great music - still love all that you do

By the way my favorite this July was the ice follies winter wonderland - that just brings mental pictures of beautiful skaters and choreography on ice - we had the ice capades out here in Seattle, not certain the follies every made it this far west but I was young when this was done so perhaps Mom (and a reluctant Dad) just preferred the capades - well done Ernie and thanks again for the shares

Mac (or unknown since I cant get my name to publish....)