Monday, July 02, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 2

Day two already. Seems like just yesterday I started sharing out these Christmas tunes. Wait, it was yesterday. I guess I need to lay off the fake snow for a while. I've got some really great stuff for today because I couldn't bear to wait any longer to share them. Perhaps my favorite find so far this year is December by Count Basie & The Mills Brothers. It comes from The Board Of Directors (Dot DLP 25838, 1968), and it really swings! I'm shocked that this one doesn't seem to be anthologized somewhere. The other two tracks are also winners, both from Ruby Murray and her album Irish (And Proud Of It) (Capitol T 10327, 1962). The two songs are Christmastime In Ireland and Christmas In Killarney (the old Bing Crosby chestnut). Both of these will make you celebrate a little bit of Green Christmas. Here's the link, go get 'em!

If that's not enough for you, you can go get a couple of tracks from Six Fat Dutchmen that I shared out on this day last year.

3 comments:

John Wells said...

WOW! What a GREAT find! Love "December" by Count Basie and The Mills Brothers! I don't think I've ever heard that before. Thanks for posting it!

stubbysfears said...

OMG! "December" is AWESOME!!! I'm a big Basie fan, having lived next door to Red Bank and all, and have NEVER heard that one before. Don't think I've ever even heard it by any artist. What a track!!! You da MAN!!!

PS: Writing credits on "December"?

Ernie said...

I tried to tell you it was a great track. Now the rest of July will all be downhill...

Writing credit for December is Seger Ellis. Never heard of him/her.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seger_Ellis