Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Christmas In July-The Eleventh Day

Well, here I am, falling further and further behind.  But I'm making good progress at getting my place cleaned up for company.  I'm also running out of music to share, so slowing down is really helping to stretch things out.  I've got five songs here for you tonight, but no time to tell you what they are.  I'll eventually get in here and edit this post to tell you what you're downloading, but until then, here's the download link, you'll just have to trust me that it's worth your download.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Christmas In July-The Tenth Day

Another day, more Christmas music. Let's see what's on tap today.  Up first is a song simply entitled Christmas by Fred Karlin.  I found this on Yours, Mine And Ours (United Artists UAS 5181, Stereo, 1968), one of those 60's soundtracks from a movie you've never heard of.  Second is the great Arthur Fielder And The Boston Pops doing their version of the great Christmas commercial song I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing from Evening At Pops (Polydor PD 5032, Stereo, 1972).  Those of you with excellent record collections will know that this record features Julia Child, but apparently only on the first side.  I've had a scratchy copy that skipped badly for a couple of years, but I finally found a clean copy this year, so I'm able to share it with you.  Track three is another track from Woodwinds And Percussion (Mercury PPS 6013, Stereo, 1961) by Hal Mooney And His Orchestra, this time it's I've got My Love To Keep Me Warm.  That seems to be a very popular song around here this year.  Up next is Swiss Sleigh Ride as performed by The Swiss Band Organ, and it's the third track I've shared with you this year from the LP Folk Songs Of The Alps (Tradition (Everest) TR 2081, Stereo, 1968).  Last on the list is Winter Wonderland (sorta...) by ethnic comedians Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson.  No, this isn't from their Christmas LP, it's from Yust Try To Sing-a-long In Swedish (Golden Crest CR 3079, Stereo).  You'll recognize the tune, but I suspect these aren't the words you remember.  That's it for tonight, here's the download link, see you back here tomorrow.