Friday, November 30, 2007

A To Z (Not Q Or Z) 2007

As the time came to prepare for the 2007 sharity season, I wanted to find a good way to highlight some of the stuff I've shared out over the previous two years. I thought about putting together a best-of of some sort, but then I thought better of it. I like most of the tracks and albums I share, so how could I ever hope to distill down all of my shares into a single collection or two? So then the idea hit me. Why not get other folks to do it? Well, this is your invitation. Who out there would like to do a collection of stuff from my two years of sharing? There are about 120 albums, miscellaneous singles, two different Christmas In July celebrations, and who knows what else. If you'd like to put together something, please drop me a line. I can't guarantee to share out everything I get, but I'll certainly do the best I can.

To give you an idea what I'm looking for, let me present this first collection of Ernie (Not Bert) shares, A To Z (Not Q Or Z) 2007, assembled by Friend-of-the-Blog Steve! You can download this collection here, and you can find links to all the tracks below. If you think you could put together a great collection like this, please let me know! You don't even need to come up with a great theme like this one, but it helps. Steve didn't have any artwork, but you're welcome to put something together for that as well. Don't be shy, put that brainpower to good use this yuletide!

A
All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
Mimi Hines With Ray Martin’s Orchestra
The Merriest of Christmas Pops (RCA Victor LSP-2032, 1959)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/11/swingingest-christmas-oodles-of-doodles.html

B
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Marty Gold And His Orchestra
Stereo Action Goes Hollywood (RCA Victor LSA-2381, 1961)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/07/christmas-in-july-part-10.html

C
The Christmas Waltz
The Lennon Sisters
Christmas With The Lennon Sisters (Wing)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/christmas-with-twice.html

D
Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
The Three Suns
The Sounds Of Christmas (RCA Victor LPM-1132, 1955)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/12/two-suns.html

E
Everything Says Christmas Is Here
Robert Way Orchestra And Chorus
New England Sleigh Ride Volume 1 (Fleetwood FCL3023)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/12/right-of-way.html

F
Frosty The Snowman
The Sandpipers With Mitch Miller and Orchestra
Frosty The Snowman (Golden Records 2092, 1966)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/12/sand-not-snow.html

G
Good King Wenceslas
Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
Music For A Merry Christmas (Richmond B 20056, 1959)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/frank-not-sinatra.html

H
Have Reindeer, Will Travel
Johnny Mathis
Sounds Of Christmas (Mercury SR 60837, 1963)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/25-days-of-christmas-day-2.html

I
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Holiday People
Holiday Disco (Universal Spectaculars USL 101, 1979)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/11/burn-baby-burn.html

J
Jingle Bells
Enoch Light Orchestra And Chorus
Songs To Sing At Christmas Time (Grand Award G.A. 33-348)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/grand-award-not-command.html

K
Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells
The Williams Brothers
Christmas With Andy Williams And The Williams Brothers (Columbia Special Products C 10105)

L
Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let It Snow!
Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra
Christmas Day With Sammy Kaye (Decca DL 74070, 1960)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/11/sammy-kaye-day-part-one.html

M
Mele Kalikimaka
Poncie Ponce
15 Great Christmas Favorites Sung By Warner Bros. Stars (Warner Bros B 1337, 1959)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/11/merry-christmas-indeed.html

N
Not A Creature Was Stirring
The King Family
A King Family Christmas (Fleetwood FCLP 3038 or 3031, c. 1968)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/12/king-me.html

O
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
The Rainbow Sound Of Bianco His Harp And Orchestra
Joy To The World (RCA Victor CPM-104, 1962)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/11/harpo-not-zeppo.html

P
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
Henri René And His Orchestra
Dynamic Dimensions (RCA Victor LSA-2396, 1961)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2007/07/christmas-in-july-2007-day-10.html

Q
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R
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
’Big’ Tiny Little
Christmas With Big Tiny Little (Coral CRL 757391, 1961)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/11/big-things-in-little-package.html

S
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
Artie Malvin
Songs To Sing At Christmas Time (Grand Award G.A. 33-348)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/grand-award-not-command.html

T
Tijuana Christmas
Tijuana Voices
Tijuana Voices With Brass Sing Merry Christmas (Pickwick SPCX-1005)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/christmas-in-tijuana-part-3.html

U
Under The Christmas Mistletoe
Dick Leibert
The Happy Hits Of Christmas (Christmas Evergreens Played On The Radio City Music Hall Organ) (RCA Victor LSP-2771, 1963)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/12/organ-transplant.html

V
The Very First Christmas Day
Sunshine
Step Into The Sunshine (Light LS-5586-LP)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2007/07/christmas-in-july-2007-day-13.html

W
We Need A Little Christmas
Skitch Henderson And His Orchestra
A Very Merry Christmas-Volume Two (Columbia Special Products For Grants CSS-788, 1968)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2006/12/skitch-in-time.html

X
Xmas It Ain’t (Interpolating: Jingle Bells)
Ron Goodwin
Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies (Paramount PAS 5006, 1969)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2007/07/christmas-in-july-2007-day-20.html

Y
Yingle Bells
Yogi Yorgesson With Johnny Duffy And The Scandahoovians
Yingle Bells (Capitol EAP 1-461, 1951)
http://ernienotbert.blogspot.com/2005/12/long-before-fargo.html

Z
:(

Note: Yeah, there are a couple of ringers in this list that I had to send to Steve to fill out the alphabet, but that's the spice that makes this compilation worth downloading. Also, there are a couple of things here that are not shared out anymore, so this may be your only place to get those tracks. Thanks again, Steve, for putting together this great compilation!

PS-The only Q I could think of would be Quiet Christmas, and Z might be 'Zat You, Santa Claus. But I never shared out anything like those, so my goal this year is to find tracks for those letters. Stay tuned!

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