Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Chanukah From 2009-Better Late Than Never

I'm finding that I was quite the slacker last year.  Not only did I never share out the 32nd day of Christmas In July, I also skimped on my Chanukah shares for the month.  I found these three tracks a couple of weeks ago, and I figure it's high time I get them out there for you to enjoy.  First up is Kathy Lecinski with Chanukah Oh Chanukah from her album Look At The Holidays (A Good Apple Record PB 1586, Stereo, 1982).  Next up is The Lockhart Cougar Chorus with Chanukah Holiday from their record Lockhart Cougar Chorus 82-83 (Private Pressing, Marion C. Cabrera, Principal; Krystyn Arnold, Director, Stereo, 1983).  Last and best is The Weavers doing Mi Y'Malel from The Weavers On Tour (Vanguard VRS-9013, Mono, 1957).  Sorry it's taken me so long to get these up.  Here's the download link, I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Chanukah On Labor Day-Part 1

As I'm searching for Christmas music from non-Christmas albums to share out during my Christmas in July celebration, I occasionally come across Chanukah songs as well, although they are few and far between.  And I usually share them out on the first day of August, as soon as my July celebration ends.  But Christmas in July ran all the way into September this year, so this time around you get Chanukah on Labor Day.  Simple, eh?  So what do you get?  Four tracks from the album Hanukkah And Other Hebrew Songs (Tylent TT-1013, Stereo, 1972) by The Gerald Dargis Chorale And Orchestra.  Those four tracks are: Hanukkah Song, A Song Of Hanukkah, and two medleys, Haukkah Holiday: 1. Hanukkah 2. Light The Menorah and Two Songs For Hanukkah: 1. Candlelight 2. Spin My Top.  On top of all that, you get to hear The Weavers performing Sholom Chaverim from their album The Weavers At Carnegie Hall (Vanguard VRS-9010, Mono, 1957).  I think that one alone is worth the price of admission, which is free.  Hope you enjoy these songs, here's the download link!