Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Best Of 2007 Christmas In July

Well, it's been a long wait, but I hope it was worth it. This is the collection you've been waiting for since August 1st, or at least since last week when I pointed you toward the 2006 best-of collection. This collection features many of the very best tracks from the shares I threw up in July of this year. If you're not familiar with Christmas In July around here, let me explain a little. I find Christmas songs, or songs that have a holiday or winter feel about them, in the middle of otherwise non-Christmas albums. Then I gather up all these tracks and share them out in July, a few a day for the whole month. It usually winds up being a little over 100 songs, and it makes for a great collection of songs you wouldn't ordinarily get to hear at Christmas. This handy little collection compiles 31 of the best from this year. I hope your favorite is in there. Here's the full track list with links to the original posts:

1. Nickelodeon-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. Ashtabula High School A Cappella Choir-Carol Of The Bells
3. Joanne Wheatley & Hal Kanner-Baby, It's Cold Outside
4. IBM 7090 Computer-Joy To The World
5. Ron Goodwin-Xmas It Ain't
6. Fred Sateriale's Big Band-Toyland Cha Cha Cha
7. Hugo Winterhalter-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Cha Cha
8. Earl Grant-Snowfall
9. Ferrante & Teicher-Happy Sleigh Ride
10. Bing Crosby-The Secret Of Christmas
11. Count Basie & The Mills Brothers-December
12. Connee Boswell-White Christmas
13. Andre Previn & David Rose-Blue Holiday
14. Waldorf "Punch & Judy" Orchestra-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
15. University Singers-Go Where I Send Thee
16. Sunshine-The Very First Christmas Day
17. Stan Wolowic-Happy Holiday
18. Sarah Vaughn & Billy Eckstine-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
19. Al Melgard-Jolly Coppersmith
20. Alfred Apaka-It's Snowing In Hawaii
21. Lawrence Welk-Holiday
22. The Klokken Ringers-Silver Bells
23. Ray Conniff-An Improvisation On "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy"
24. The Robert de Cormier Folk Singers-The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
25. The 'Promises, Promises' Cast-Christmas Day
26. Glenn Miller-It Happened In Sun Valley
27. Martin Denny-Snowflakes In Summer
28. Ruby Murray-Christmastime In Ireland
29. The Robin Hood Orchestra-Silent Night
30. John Gary-Let There Be Peace On Earth (Let It Begin With Me)
31. Gordon Jenkins-Happy New Year
And here's the download link for the whole collection: The Absolute Best Tracks from Ernie (Not Bert)'s Christmas In July 2007 Edition (Ernie (Not Bert) 2007). And if that's not enough for you, here are links to every day in July, where you can download dozens and dozens more holiday songs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. (Yes, there were 32 days in the celebration this year, don't ask...) Be sure to come back in July 2008, since I've got a huge stack of records all ready to go for next year's celebration. It promises to be a great July.
(Oh, the version of Blue Holiday by Andre Previn and David Rose included above is from a different LP than the one I shared originally, which was only credited to Andre Previn. I don't think it's a different recording, I just wanted to get yet another name in there.)


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Your download links are dead !