Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas In July 2011-Day 24

What day is this?  They're all starting to run together at this point.  Thankfully, I've got enough stuff in the can already that I barely need to think about it, I can just post willy-nilly.  Most years I get to this point and I have to record all my stuff then immediately put it up, but not this go-round.  So let's see what's in the stack tonight.

1. Overture-The Skaters Waltz, another great track from Pete King, His Orchestra And Chorus from that soundtrack LP Shipstads & Jophnson Ice Follies Of 1967-31st Edition (Dot SLP 3757, Mono, 1967).  More greatness.

2. Sleigh Ride on the organ of Richard Ellsasser from Leroy Anderson Favorites-Richard Ellsasser Playing The Baldwin Electronic Organ (MGM 3174, Mono, 1955).  I had planned to give you another track from Richard Ellsasser this month, but when I took the record from the sleeve, it was the wrong piece of vinyl.  I hate when that happens!

3. Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Paul Renard from The Many Keyboards Of The Amazing Paul Renard (Riverside RLP 97507, Stereo, 1961).  In this case, I think the keyboard is from a harpsichord.

4.  Noël by Howard Hanson Conducting The Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, a modern piece that may or may not have anything to do with Christmas.  This is from the LP Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches-Suite For Orchestra (Mercury MG50104, Mono, 1956).

5.  Oshogatsu-Yuki (Snow And New Year) by 101 Strings, Conducted By Richard Muller-Lampertz, Koto Solos By Shinichi Yuize from Songs Of The Seasons In Japan (Alshire S-5019, Stereo).  Another great seasonal song from this LP, and I think I have one more waiting in the wings

6. Tell It On The Mountain from The Kingston Trio and that budget LP The Patriot Game (Pickwick SPC-3297, Stereo, 1972) from which I shared a track earlier in the month.

7. Holiday by Tom Grierson from RKO Palace Favorites (Deroy ADM 114, Stereo).  Nothing at all related to say here...sorry.

8. June In January by the immortal Bing Crosby With The Pete Moore Orchestra from the last record he made before his death, Seasons (Polydor PD-1-6128, Stereo, 1977).

9. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Poliakin, His Orchestra And Chorale from Irving Berlin-Great Man Of American Music-A New Interpretation (Everest SDBR 3058, Stereo, 1960).  I think this is a rerun, only now it's from the original LP, not a collection of hits.

10. Swinger's Holiday by Marty Paich from, of all things, the soundtrack to an Ann-Margret movie.  The album is called Songs From "The Swinger" And Other Swingin' Songs (RCA Victor LPM-3710, Mono, 1966).  This is one of the few instrumental tracks on the album, all the rest actually feature Ann singing.

11. Silver Bells by Leon McAuliff And His Cimarron Boys from Take Off (Dot DLP 3139, Mono, 1958).  This track was confusing me for a while, because it's not the Christmas Silver Bells that you're familiar with, even though it's credited to Livingston-Evans.  Then I found the song by Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith called Silver Bells, and I think it's a cover of that, only mis-credited.

12. Baby It's Cold Outside by Joanie Sommers With Stan Applebaum from Sommers' Seasons (Warner Bros WS1504, Stereo, 1963).  This is the third and final track from this LP I've got for you.  All winners on this one!

13. Christmas In Killarney, a great rerun from Ruby Murray with Norrie Paramor's Music from the LP Irish (And Proud Of It) (Capitol ST 10327, Stereo, 1962).  I shared a track from this album earlier in the month that I didn't share the first time around, so be sure you don't miss that.

14. Snowfall by Roger Williams From With These Hands (London (UK) SAH-R 6065, Stereo, 1959).  Nothing witty here either.  I'm losing my touch, I think...

15. Christmas In Killarney (which means I've shared the same song twice in a day again...) by The Bill Shepherd Singers, a rerun from Irish Sing-Along (Decca DL 74053, Stereo, 1963), this time around it's in stereo.

Another day, another 15 tracks of Christmas.  Hope this helps you beat the July heat.  Here's the download link, catch you again tomorrow.


Badgercat said...

Ernie, it looks like the link isn't working just yet.

Badgercat said...

I'll be heading down to the Grand Ole Opry next month. This share's Silver Bells will get me in the mood I believe! Thanks Ernie.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Leon's "Silver Bells" was one he's done with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. but it was never as far as I know a "Christmas" tune.