Sunday, July 26, 2009

Christmas In July 2009-Day The Twenty Sixth

Here's your installment of Christmas In July for day 26. Today's shares all celebrate the holiday by featuring the word Holiday in the title. None of them really have anything to do with the holiday in question, but at least one of them does actually mention Christmas. Let's begin...

Tracks one and two are both from the great maker of holiday-titled music David Rose, and neither of them are the track you're thinking about right now. Both tracks come from the greatest hits collection entitled The Very Best Of David Rose (MGM SE 4155). The two tracks I grabbed for you are titled Holiday For Flutes and Holiday For Trombones. The one you're thinking of is comin' up next.

Track three is the one you thought you were getting before, but didn't. This is Holiday For Strings as performed vocally by The Voices Of Walter Schumann from the LP Lyrical Music For Listening-The Voices Of Walter Schumann (Capitol T297). I found this a few years ago and thought it was a pretty impressive version, so I figured I'd share it with you today.

Track four is by Glenn Miller with Vocals by Kathleen Lane, Every Day's A Holiday from the collection Collector's Choice-Vintage Glenn Miller (Columbia LE 10420). This is the one that mentions Christmas, alongside a number of other holidays.

Track five is the final track I have to share with you from the soundtrack Cinerama Holiday (Mercury MG 20059, 1955) as performed by Jack Shaindlin Conducting The Cinerama Symphony Orchestra. The title is Cinerama Holiday March. I like it and I think you will too.

Track six is the great Billy May performing Brassman's Holiday. This one comes from the sampler LP Stereo Showcase (Capitol SKAO 1268), a sort of answer to RCA Victor's famed stereo samplers of the same period. Well, I guess pretty much every label had samplers like this at the time.

Track seven, the final one, is Bugler's Holiday by Leroy Anderson, he of Sleigh Ride fame. I pulled this from the LP Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson (Decca DL 78865). Oh, the label credits James Burke, John Ware & Raymond Crisara with cornet playing on this one. You'd think they'd credit a bugle player, but I guess not.

There you have it, seven more holiday tracks for you. Hope you enjoy them. Here's the download link, see you tomorrow!

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