Saturday, July 28, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 28

I think this share will finally catch me up. I hope so, anyway, 'cause I'm tired of posting today. Not that it isn't fun and all, but it can get tiring. This time, I have three tracks from a single Lettermen album, and three tracks of Victor Herbert stuff. That sounds like a rather odd combination, don't you think? Anyhow, the first three tracks are from the Lettermen album Warm (Capitol T 2633, 1967). I'm not sure how so many tracks wound up clustered together on a single album, but maybe they had a theme in their heads. It probably didn't hurt that this was the album they released right after their Christmas record. Anyhow, the three songs are the title track, Warm, a vocal version of Our Winter Love and a song called A Place For The Winter. All three tracks conjure up an image of spending time with the one you love during the long cold winter season. Just the thing to listen to by a blazing Yule log. The first two of the Victor Herbert tracks hail from a Disney soundtrack Walt Disney's Babes In Toyland (Disneyland DQ-1219, 1964). Unfortunately, there is no musician credit, so I can't tell you who performs these sprightly versions of Toyland and March Of The Toys. The last and longest track is a medley by Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra from the LP The Music Of Victor Herbert (Columbia CL 765, 1956). The medley includes Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life, Sweethearts Waltz, March of The Toys and Toyland. I'm sure you'll love all of these. Here's the link for you.

This day last year featured four random tracks, including another version of My Favorite Things, and yet another favorite find from last year, David Carroll's The Ski Song. Go get it!

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