Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 20

Day 20, where does the time go?

1. White Christmas by The Colgate 13 from The Colgate 13-Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (Recorded Publications Company 32M-29171/2, Mono).  Nice college choir.

2. The Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra from the LP You (AKA If I Had A Talking Picture Of You) (London LL 1355, Mono, 1956).  There's that old sleeve vs. vinyl title discrepancy again.

3. Troika by Boris Sarbek And His Orchestra from the LP Dark Eyes-Songs Of The Steppes (Columbia "Adventures In Sound" WL 118, Mono, 1958).  Sometimes Troika is a nice wintry song, sometimes it's not.  I'm not sure what the deal is...

4. The Toy Trumpet by Eddie Dunstedter At The Console from Mister Pipe Organ (Capitol T1128, Mono, 1959).  You can't have too many organ records.

5. Out In The Cold Again, a rerun from Don, Dick 'N Jimmy and their album Spring Fever (Crown CLP 5005, Mono, 1957).

6.  Let Us Go To Bethlehem by Children's Choir Under The Direction Of Mabel Stewart Boyter, still another cut from A Joyful Sound-Songs For Children (Word W-3137-LP, Mono, 1961).

7. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by one Peter Seeger from the small LP Goofing-Off Suite (Folkways 10" 33 RPM FA 2045, Mono, 1955).  Good stuff.  Gotta love that banjo. And vocals!

8. Fire And Ice by Bill Snyder-Piano Solo With Orchestra And Rhythm Accompaniment from the album The Lover's Touch (Decca DL 8237, Mono, 1956). Interesting instrumental.

9. Carol Of The Drum by The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, from the album The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).  Sound familiar?  This was recorded before Harry Simeone wrote The Little Drummer Boy.  Honest.

10. Brazilian Sleigh Bells, the Percy Faith classic, this time performed by Frederick Fennell Conducting The Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra from the LP Hi-Fi A La EspaƱola (Mercury MG50144, Mono, 1957).

11. The Bells Of St. Mary's, a rerun by Shay Torrent from the album Organ Melodies In Hi-Fi Featuring Shay Torrent On The Mighty Wurlitzer (Mercury MG20139, Mono, 1956).

12. Be A Santa, a track I've searched high and low for, by The McGuire Sisters-Orchestra And Chorus Under Direction Of Burt Farber from their LP Subways Are For Sleeping (Coral CRL 57398, Mono, 1961).  Now if I could just find it in stereo.

13. Baby It's Cold Outside by General Electric Transcription Orchestra, from that album with Ronnie Reagan on the front cover, Ronald Reagan Recommends Award Winning Music From Hollywood (General Electric GE-1001, Mono, 1957).  It's amazing how much stuff come out in the years between the development of hi-fi recording and the early years of stereo that has fallen out of favor because it was in mono.

14. Ave Maria-Arcadelt by Charles M. Courboin At The St. Patrick's Cathedral Organ-New York City from An Organ Recital (RCA Camden CAL218, Mono, 1955).  More organ goodness.

And I think that's enough for tonight.  I'm supposed to go see the new Batman movie tomorrow, but after what happened in Colorado, I'm a little concerned.  Not that I think anything will happen, but just the thought of what must have gone through the minds of the people in that theater.  Here you sit, watching something so violent on the big screen, only to have something similar happen in real life right in front of you, and to you.  It's depressing.  Anyhow, listen to some Christmas music and maybe you'll feel better.


1 comment:

Buster said...

I am going to share that complete Pete Seeger LP at some point if that won't get in the way of any plans you might have.

By the way, you can have too many organ records. I believe there was a university study.