Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 17

I posted three versions of Snowfall the other day to help cool you down, so today I have to post three versions of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm to help heat you up. And these really are great versions, each one better than the last. We start with the great pianist Erroll Garner who brings a jazzy touch to the song in his instrumental version. This comes from the album Erroll Garner Plays For Dancing (Columbia CL 667, 1956). Version two is a great group vocal rendition by The Ames Brothers With Sid Ramin And His Orchestra from The Ames Brothers Sing The Best Of The Bands (RCA Victor LSP-2273, 1960). Those Ames Brothers really had it together in the harmony vocal department. The last, and perhaps best version here is the he-said, she-said version by Sarah Vaughn & Billy Eckstine from The Best Of Irving Berlin (Mercury MG 20316, 1957). I found this version early this year, and I must have listened to it 50 times since. It never gets old. Go get these tracks now so you can get maximum listening pleasure.

The shares on this day last year were all privately released songs, which means someone thought highly enough of their own singing to record it and share it with the world. If that sounds like something you can live without, then don't go get it. Otherwise, please be my guest.

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