Saturday, July 28, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 26

Onwards to day 26. Another hodge-podge of a day. Let's just jump right into it with two versions of Greensleeves. one by The Brussels World's Fair Orchestra Conducted By Peter Plum from the LP Strings Around The World (Omega OSL-23), the second by Richard Hayman, His Orchestra And Chorus from Melodies Of Love (Mainstream ST-91092). Track three is a version of Snowfall by the composer himself, Claude Thornhill, from a later RCA budget release, Dinner For Two (RCA Camden CAL-307). And that leaves track four, which may or may not be a ringer. Here is the second Christmas song ever recorded by The Chipmunks, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, not from any of their Christmas albums, but from their LP Around The World With The Chipmunks (Liberty LST 7170, 1960). I was a little shocked to find this where I did, being on a decidedly non-Christmas release, but there it was, and that's the theme of my whole Christmas In July celebration, now isn't it? Turns out this same version was put on their later Christmas With The Chipmunks release, but that was a few years later. Hope you enjoy all these tracks, here's the download.

Last year, this date featured four tracks, including one of the great tracks I discovered last year, Bobsled. Go get it!

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