Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Christmas In July 2007-Day 4

Happy Independence Day! It's a great patriotic holiday, but instead of patriotic music, you get Christmas! I'm leading off today with two tracks from 'The Star of Ukrainian Comedy', Peter Hnatiuk, both from his album, 12 Goofy Ukrainian Hits (Sunshine SSLP 4002). You'll have to judge for yourself how Goofy! Goofy! Goofy! his songs are. The label also emphasizes that it's 100% Canadian, so I guess you're allowed to broadcast it in Canada. Your two samples are Ukr. Jingle Bells and 12 Days Of Holiday. You'll recognize the melody of both songs, if not the lyrics. I have no idea what he's saying or singing most of the time, so if anybody is able to translate, please be my guest. From Ukrainian goofiness, we move on to polka goodness. You'll really enjoy Happy Holiday by Stan Wolowic And The Polka Chips from The Greatest Band In Polka Land (Capitol ST 1283). It may not have anything to do with Christmas, but it sure is happy! So go get these tracks, and then get out and enjoy the fireworks!

Last year on this date I shared out a harp track from The Stanley-Johnson Orchestra and a stereo action track from Dick Schory. If that sounds at all interesting to you, please be my guest.


Stephen said...

Only on Ernie (Not Bert) will you hear this kind of stuff, folks. Only on Ernie (Not Bert).

By the way, Ernie, did you intend to name the Peter Hnatiuk file "Jingle Balls"? Just curious.

Ernie said...

Err, no. Did I screw that up? I think I've still got a file out there somewhere for download called 60 Franch Girls. I need a better spell checker...