Thursday, July 03, 2008

Christmas In July 2008-Day 3

What with the big snow theme yesterday, I figured you needed a little something to warm you up. So today, how about five different versions of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm? That ought to do the trick. The first version is by the artist who made it his theme song back in 1948, Les Brown And His Band Of Renown. This version is a later stereo re-recording from The Les Brown Story (Capitol ST 1174). Version two is from Ted Heath and his album My Very Good Friends The Bandleaders (London LL 3127). Track three is a piano and clarinet (I think?) led version by Jerry Jerome And His Group from Bright And Bouncy Hi-Fi Dance Music (RCA Camden CAL 332). If you've been around the blog for many Christmas seasons, you know I love those oddball organ records, and Christmas in July is no different. The fourth version tonight is by noted swingin' organist Buddy Cole from the LP Hot And Cole-The Swingin' Buddy Cole At The Hammond Organ (Warner Bros. WS 1252). If that doesn't get you dancin', then don't even listen to this next version, appropriately retitled I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Cha Cha Cha because, well, it's got a cha cha cha beat. Doing the honors here is Joe Cain And His Orchestra, taken from the album Irving Berlin Goes Latin (Seeco CELP 4330).

There you go. Hope you enjoy the warmth from this post. Here's the download link. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more great Winter in Summer hi-jinks! And don't forget to check the archives for more great Christmas in July stuff from 2006 and 2007. (Hmmm, looks like I shared out versions of I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm on this same day back in 2006. Weird!)


Anonymous said...

Trying hard to keep up this year. Getting behind is a bear to catch up.
Question: When I expand the info in the directory containing the tracks for this years posts, under the "Comments" I have 9 columns of numbers and letters in groups of 8 except the last column and those are not consistent. I have been using the "Comments" section to house information the blogger writes about the album. I may have been deleting a valuable amount of data. Can you tell me what the data in that section represent? At one time I thought it had something to do with graphics but I get no art work with the downloads for these albums.

Great posts and we appreciate the hard work that goes into giving us all Christmas In July!

fixxitt in Georgia

Ernie said...

Hmmmm, I hAve no idea where those numbers may be coming from. I use the comment field to put the label and catalog name information. Are you seeing that anywhere? I've seen similar numbers on things I've downloaded elsewhere, but it's pretty rare. I'm doing my tagging and MP3 conversion in iTunes, so maybe they're dropping something in there that I'm not aware of. And as far as any artwork goes, I haven't been putting anything in there. It was too big of a challenge to get so many different LP covers scanned. I'm having a hard enough time keeping up with the posting schedule as it is! Thanks for downloading!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I used Music Match for ripping some CD's once and the string of numbers showed up there. I thought I remembered they had something to do with the graphic info and thought you would know the answer.

Yes, I see that information in the Comments section of Media Monkey, the app I am now using for tagging and playing the music. Normally when I enter something in the Comments section and later look at it in the data directory in Windows XP, I see what is in the Comments section of Media Monkey. Sort of a mystery.

If you use Windows XP and select and expand the various headers to display info for the columns of data, one of them is for comments and you can see what I am referring to there.

Frank Long used to use ITunes to tag the tracks and I have seen the same thing with only some of his posts. I recently started using Media Monkey after Music Match got sold and butchered by Yahoo and interestingly I see those strings of numbers on some postings and not on others in The Comments section of Media monkey when I know they show up in the expanded directory option in Windows.

Maybe the Microsoft Knowledge Base will help. I'll see if I can find the right combination of query words to phrase a question there and if I find something, I'll post the answer.

I've gotten a day behind so need to hustle and get caught up. I need to create a new graphic for this years album. Do you have any recent Christmas pictures we could use for the cover? I used your picture you took on the bridge a year or so ago but want a new one to be able to tell one year from the next.

Happy Christmas in July and thanks for the goodies.

Fixxitt in Georgia