Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas In July 2011-Day 17

Before I jump into tonight's shares, I wanted to show you that I've already filled up an entire shelf with records I've recorded from this month. Every record on that shelf is either something I've recorded a song from, or a duplicate copy of something I recorded. (About 20% of the time I have two copies of a given record to record, so I get to choose the one that looks the best.) I didn't realize I had recorded so much until I ran out of room and had to start a second shelf. Those four or five you see on the left end of the shelf above the center one are more stuff I've recorded, and that stack has grown since I took this picture this afternoon. It's turning out to be a really good July around here. So let's jump in, shall we?

1. Carol Of The Bells (Ukranian Carol) by the Drexel Hill Junior High School Handbell Choir from the LP Drexel Hill Junior High School Music Concerts 1965-1966 (Recorded Publications Company Z-71661/2, Mono, 1966).  I know I make fun of these guys alot, but this is actually pretty good.  And short.

2. Clarinet Candy by Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra from his album The New Music Of Leroy Anderson (Decca DL 4335, Mono, 1962).  Sort of a play on the Pete Fountain Christmas song, Candy Clarinet.  Or at least that's what I was thinking when I threw it in here for you.

3. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by Red Nichols And His Pennies from The Pennies Jump (Craftsmen (PRI) C 8064, Mono).  It's a cheap-o label, but it's a nice version.  I'll take what I can get, where I can get it, and when.

4. Troika (From "Lieutenant Kije") by The Philadelphia Orchestra With Eugene Ormandy from Spectaculars! (Columbia Masterworks ML 6139, Mono, 1965).  It's not Sauter-Finegan, but it will do.

5. The Bells Of St Mary's by Jerry Burke and the album Golden Organ Hits (Dot DLP 25541, Stereo, 1964).  Is this a rerun?  I guess not, but it sure sounds familiar.

6. Charlie's Waiting For The Snow by Carol Hall from her album Beads And Feathers (Elektra EKS-75018, Stereo, 1972).  I think I've shared out quite a few of these late-60's, early 70's folkie tracks this year.  I should put them into their own collection sometime.

7. Greensleeves by the possibly non-existent Bob Freedman Orchestra from the LP Big Band Swings The Classics (Omega OSL 120/PLS 3021, Stereo).  Does this even sound like Greensleeves to you?  Something is afoot here, and I think it might be some cheap-label screw-up.

8. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (with a little bit of What The World Needs Now thrown in for good measure) by the Seventh Army Soldier Chorus from the album We Believe In Music (US EUCOM Public Affairs Office United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, Stereo).  This appears to be a promo thing put out by the US European Command sometime in the early seventies.  I always get excited when I find these, I don't know why.

9. Nutcracker Suite: March, Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dance, Chinese Dance, Dance Of The Reed Flutes by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-James Walker, Conductor from the 6 record set Wonderful World Of Music For Children (Reader's Digest 6xLP RDS38-M, Stereo).  I hadn't brought you any tracks from this mammoth collection in a while, so I figured you were due.

10. Tell Me Shepherd by St. George's Choir Of Men And Boys, Frederick Monks-Master Of The Choristers, the album is The Music Of Christmas, Lent And Easter (St. George's Church, Schenectady, NY SG102666, Stereo).  Something I hadn't heard before.

11. Luther's Cradle Hymn by The All Churches Children's Choir from their album Sunday School Songs (RCA Camden CAS-1062, Stereo, 1965).  Nice version.

12. The Bells Of St. Mary's (crap, I duplicated a song...) by Roger King Mozian and his LP Spectacular Brass (MGM E3844, Mono, 1960).  I was trying not to duplicate songs in a single post, but now I've gone and messed up.  Oh, well, hope you like both versions.

13. Fuyu Geshiki (Japanese Snowflakes) by 101 Strings, Conducted By Richard Müller-Lampertz, Koto Solos By Shinichi Yuize.  This is from their album Songs Of The Seasons In Japan (Alshire S-5019, Stereo).  Got a couple more tracks from this one to share with you yet, all good stuff.

14. A Marshmallow World by Jacky Noguez And His Orchestra from the LP Dance Along With Jacky Noguez (Jamie JLP 70-3013, Mono, 1960).  I don't think you hear this song enough.  There should be more versions of it out there.

15.  Jingle Bells by Milton Kaye from the album Nickelodeon And Calliope-Hiccups From The Gaslight Era (Cook 10350, Mono), specifically, side 2-On The Steam Calliope-Circus And Showboat Tunes Played By Milton Kaye.  Nice little version to round out tonight's shares.

That's it, another 15 tracks.  I can't keep doing this many forever, but I'm trying to make up for some of those early days this month with only 5 or 6 songs.  We'll see how long the music flows like rain around here.  But in the meantime, here's the download link, hope you had a good weekend and I will see you tomorrow.


Mark said...

Long time listener, First time commenter. Awesome job with the blog. Certainly one of the best!

I was going through the Christmas in July posts very excitedly..but was wondering, did I miss day 3?

Ernie said...

Hi Mark, thanks for the note. Day 3 appears to be there, right in it's assigned spot between days 2 and 4. I have seen the occasional post disappear, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.

Mark said...

Whoops! Yep, guess it was just me. Guess I should pay more attention to the link that says "Older Posts" :blush:

Ravel said...

Mr Ernie, THANKS for this Xmas in July series. I make my own CD compilations and I needed more to complete the ones I began in late December 2010. :-))) I guess you might one of the rare blogger to do that...
Your pic of records made a wonderful screen background too !