Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Christmas In July 2011-Day 5

Whew, I did not want to go back to work this morning.  Three days off can really put the lazy in you.  But somehow I drug myself out of bed, went in, got my work done and came home, only to do more work for you guys.  Which means I've got more Christmas music to share with you here in the month of July.  This make 5 for 5, so I think I'm doing pretty good.  Let me check, did I get the first five days up last year without missing any?  Yes, I guess I did.  I'd better quit patting myself on the back and get with the show...

Track one is Away In A Manger by The Wesleyan Ringers, Lloyd R. Pilkington-Director.  I've got a whole LP side from these guys to share with you throughout the month.  Hope you like handbells.  This is from the album The Glory Of Bells (Silver Crest Custom STJ-111882, St. John's United Methodist Church, Hazlet, NJ, Stereo).

Track the second is Coventry Carol by some nameless orchestra and chorus directed by James Walker, Solo bass vocals by Owen Brannigan.  This is from that 6-LP set I've been doling out to you since day one, Wonderful World Of Music For Children (Reader's Digest 6xLP RDS38-M, Stereo).

Number three is Doll Dance by Vincent Lopez, His Piano And Orchestra.  Have I shared this before, the cover looks familiar.  Nope, doesn't look like it.  I grabbed this from the LP Lopez Playing (Columbia CL 1433, Mono, 1960).

Numero fouro I know for sure is a rerun from many years ago, Greensleeves by Los Admiradores as played on the bongos.  I recorded this from a compilation Lp on Command, A Stereo Sound Spectacular (Command 16101 SD, Expressly Produced For E.J. Korvette, Stereo), originally it is from Bongos, RS 809 SD.  Well, I thought I'd shared it before, but searching is failing to turn anything up.  Odd...

Five was something I thought was pretty good, it's I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Paul Anka, Orchestra By Sid Feller from the LP Swings For Young Lovers (ABC-Paramount ABC-347, Mono, 1960).  Have you ever given a listen to Paul Anka's Christmas record?  It's really pretty good.  Sometimes his nasally voice just grates on me, but not in this case, especially side one.

Track six (sure are a lot of tracks tonight, hope I can keep this up) is Jingle Bells as played on The Belgian Band Organ.  Yes, it's another one of those Audio Fidelity records, this time called The Wonderful Belgian Band Organ At Paul Eakins Gay Nineties Village, Vol. 2 (Audio Fidelity AFSD 6118, Stereo, 1963).  Paul Eakins must have known someone at Audio Fidelity...

Lastly, track seven is another polka from Jimmy Sturr.  It's a little ditty called Polka Holiday, again from his 4xLP, The Best Of Jimmy Sturr (Bruno-Dean Enterprises R-BS-117 (4 Records), Stereo, 1979).

I think that's it for tonight.  Here's the download link, have at it.


Buster said...

Greensleeves on the bongos, eh? I always thought Silent Night would work as a cha-cha, but maybe that's not one of my best ideas.

stubbysfears said...

Brave Combo did Oh Holy Night as a cha-cha. Does that count?

Fascinating stuff as always, Ernie.