Sunday, July 15, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 14

I just came in from lunch, and it must be 95 outside. So that makes me think of snow, naturally. Why not a few versions of the Claude Thornhill classic, Snowfall, for you today? Here are three different renditions from three different folks. Version one is from former Tonight Show bandleader Skitch Henderson from his LP More Skitch Tonight! (Columbia CS 9250). Back at Christmas time, I shared out half an LP of Skitch Christmas music, plus a bonus track. This now makes two bonus tracks. Maybe in a couple of years we'll have gathered up a full LP worth of holiday tunes from Mr. Henderson. Version two is by LeRoy Holmes And His Orchestra from the album Candlelight And Wine (MGM E3288, 1955). And version three is by organist extraordinaire Earl Grant, from his album Fly Me To The Moon (Decca DL 4454, 1963). Not a bad set at all today, don't ya think? Hope this helps cool you off a little. Here's the download, now go get it!

So what was on the old Christmas In July sharelist on this date last year? Three tracks from Percy Faith, all big winners in my book.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Snowfall is one of the greatest pieces. When I read this, I thought, Snowfall done on the organ? I couldn't imagine it. But Earl Grant pulled it off alright. Thanks again, Ernie!