Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Day 15

Day 15, almost halfway through the month!  Hooray!  Let's see what's in the share package tonight!

1. Baby, It's Cold Outside, a great-sounding rerun by Meri Ellen And Her Cohorts Featuring Guest Star Don Elliott from their LP The Hi-Fi Antics Of Meri Ellen And Her Cohorts (Design DLP 63, Mono, 1958).  I've always enjoyed this version, but I think this is the first time I've gotten a rip of it that I could be proud of.

2. Ave Maria by Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians-Glee Club-Stuart Churchill, Soloist from the album Songs Of Devotion (Decca DL 8670, Mono, 1958).  This is the first of two different Ave Maria's from this LP.

3. A Child's Christmas In Wales, spoken by the author Dylan Thomas from his LP Selections From The Writings Of Dylan Thomas-Read By The Poet-Volume 1 (Caedmon TC 1002, Mono, 1956).  Pretty sure I've shared this one with you in the past sometime, but here it is again.

4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), the classic Christmas tune, here performed by George Maharis-Conducted By Joe Sherman, recorded live and pulled from the LP New Route (Epic LN 24191, Mono, 1966).  See, every once in a while I can find a real Christmas song to share with you.

5. Doll Dance by Russ Morgan And His Orchestra from the album Everybody Dance To The Music Of Russ Morgan And His Orchestra (Decca DL 8337, Mono, 1956).  Dance, Dance, Dance-Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah!

6. Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen, today's track from The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, and the LP The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).

7. Greensleeves by Ferrante And Teicher from Soundproof-The Sound Of Tomorrow, Today! (Westminster WP 6014, Mono, 1956).  First time I've had a decent-sounding version of this LP.  And as an aside, I finally found myself a copy of their Blast-Off! LP recently.  Now all I need is Adventure In Carols.

8. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Della Reese from The Best Of Della Reese (Jubilee JGM 5002, Mono, 1962).  I thought I'd shared this out before, but if I did, I can't find it.

9. Jingle Bells by The Alley Singers...Phil Stern And Al Brennan from the LP Side By Side (RCA Victor LPM-1629, Mono, 1958).  This is exactly the sort of thing I love to find and share during Christmas In July!

10. March Of The Toys by Ethel Smith from Bright And Breezy (Decca DL 8799, Mono, 1958).  A rerun, but good stuff.

11. Midnight Sleighride (From "The Lieutenant Kije Suite"), a great, great, great track from The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra and their LP New Directions In Music (RCA Victor 10" 33 RPM LPM 3115, Mono, 1953).  If anyone is reading this, I'm looking for a track by Sauter-Finegan called Holiday.  It appears to be a 45-only release, and really, really hard to find.  Can anybody help?  I can't even find an MP3 of it...

12. Sleigh Ride by Sy Mann At The Lowrey from his LP Songs Of The Four Seasons (Golden Crest CR 3007, Mono, 1957).  Everyone loves Leroy Anderson!

13. A Star Shall Shine by St. Olaf Lutheran Choir-Conducted By Olaf C. Christiansen, from the album The St. Olaf Lutheran Choir (Mercury MG 20636, Mono, 1961).  Did I mention that all the tracks tonight are mono?

14. Sugar Plum by Jo Harnell And His Trio from the LP The Piano Inventions Of Jo Harnell And His Trio (Jubilee LP-1015, Mono, 1956).  This was one of the first tracks I recorded this year for Christmas In July!

15. Winter Ditties by The Volga Russian Folk Choir-Sung By V. Mikhailova And V. Volkova, from The Volga Russian Folk Choir (Melodiya (USSR) CM 02871-72, Mono).  This may be the first track I've ever ripped from an actual Russian album.  Not just Russian, but the USSR!

That's it, 15 tracks, bringing our total for the month to a nice even 200!  Sweet.  Here's the download link.  Enjoy!



Rick R. said...

Thanks for all the hard work you put into the music you share!

I do actually read what you write and I enjoy it very much.

I grabbed a You Tube copy of a live performance of Holiday by Sauter-Finegan, cleaned it up with Click Repair and Cool Edit Pro. I can send it to you on a CD if you would like. Please let me know in the comments here if you would like me to do that.

Ernie said...

Thanks, Rick. I can grab YouTube audio as well, but I'm hoping to track down the studio version if possible. I know it's out there, and that's half the battle. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just checked in to see if you had posted any new photos, and completely spaced Christmas in July! It really is Christmas in July, and I can't wait to unwrap the goodies! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

what is so weird abt barbershop? I happen to like that style!!

Ernie said...

Ummm, barbershop is tomorrow, not today. And it's the other 'Holiday" titled tracks that are weird, the barbershop is just filler.