Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 14

Another day, another post.  I finally got busy tonight and recorded a few more tracks for this thing, getting my total up to a little over 400.  I'd been getting lazy about this for a bit, but I'm back on track now.  Let's see what we've got for tonight, shall we?

1. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Sacha Distel-Arranged And Conducted By Ray Ellis (the female vocalist isn't mentioned on the LP) from the album From Paris With Love (RCA Victor LPM-2611, Mono, 1962).  Nice version of this classic duet.  The accent helps.

2. Brazilian Sleigh Bells from George Wright and his album George Wright Encores At The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ (HiFi R-702, Mono, 1956).  A nice version of the Percy Faith classic.  Pretty sure I've shared this one with you before.

3. Doll Dance by Jan Garber And His Orchestra from Music, Sweet! With A Beat (Dot SLP 3014, Mono, 1956).  I didn't even know the Dot label went back this far.  Live and learn, I guess.

4. June In January by Gordon MacRae-Orchestra Conducted By Van Alexander from Seasons Of Love (Capitol T 1146, Mono, 1959).  Another repeat.

5. Quem Pastores Laudavere (He, Whom Shepherds Praised) from our friends The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, from The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).  It's the gift that just keeps giving!

6. We Need A Little Christmas by Bobby Hackett & Ronnie David-Musical Direction By Frank Hunter from the album Sweet Charity & Mame-The Swingin'est Gals In Town (Epic Footlight Series FLM 13107, Mono, 1966).  Everybody needs a little Christmas!

7. Baked Alaska by Joe "Fingers" Carr from his LP The World's Greatest Ragtime Piano Player (Warner Bros WS 1386, Stereo, 1986).  What does Alaska have to do with Christmas?  Not much.  It's cold, I guess.

8. Hallelujah Chorus by USMC Drum & Bugle Corps, Truman W. Crawford-Director, pulled from the album The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps 1976 "The Commandant's Own" (USMC 11476, Stereo, 1976).  Interesting version.

9. Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Funtastic 25 from the LP Funtastic 25 Children's Songs Volume 2 (ERA BU 4952, Stereo, 1982).  Another oddity from a children's record.

10. Skaters' Waltz from George Feyer At The Piano With Orchestra Conducted By Dick Jacobs and the album Golden Waltzes Everybody Knows (Decca DL74455, Stereo, 1963).  I think I shared this one with you many moons ago in mono.  Here's a nice stereo version.

11. Sleigh Ride as performed by Marco Rizo, His Piano & Orchestra from his album Leroy Anderson In Latin America (Forum SF 9039, Stereo, 1960).  Something else I think I've shared out before.

12. Snowfall from The Guitars, Inc. and their LP Soft And Subtle (Warner Bros BS 1246, Stereo, 1959).  Still looking for the Christmas album from these guys on the original vinyl...

13. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite from old favorites Jerry Murad's Harmonicats and the LP Harmonica Rhapsody (Columbia CS 9141, Stereo, 1965).  Very nice...

14. Warm by The Lettermen, from Warm (Capitol ST 2633, Stereo, 1967).  Another share from long ago, in shiny new sound.

That's it, 14 tracks for day 14.  Try to stay cool out there, it's hot!



Family Man said...

The Harmonicats version of The Nutcracker is one of my all-time favorites. Whoever did the arrangement on that classic piece was brilliant!

Badgercat said...

Thanks for the shares again Ernie. A couple of comments/ the past you've commented on wanting to find and share Brazilian Sleigh Bells by Percy Faith. You've shared one recording of that before, yet you have said there is another that you've misplaced. Just curious if you've ever found that (mono) version?

The other question revolves around a version of Sleigh Ride from Percy Faith that has never made any of his Christmas LPs. Have you ever found a single version of that?

Ernie said...

Hey Badgercat! You may have seen the same report I did, that they're reissuing some of the old Percy Faith Christmas albums, and those tracks are going to be bonus tracks. I think Christmas In Killarney was mentioned as well. I've never found any of them, but I haven't been looking too hard. You sort of find old 78s when you find them, and I try to look at all of them I find.

Badgercat said...

Looks like we'll have to get that CD Ernie!