Monday, July 09, 2012

Christmas In July 2012-Part 9

Part 9.  Nothing special about day 9.  It doesn't evenly divide anything into anything.  It's not themed in any way, it's just there.  So here it is...

1. Ave Maria by The Trapp Family Singers-Dr. Franz Wasner, Conductor, from their album The Best Of The Trapp Family Singers (MCA 2xLP MCA2-4048, Mono, 1973).  They really could sing, couldn't they?

2. The Bells Of St. Mary's by Roger King Mozian And His Orchestra from the sampler Spectacular Is The Sound For It! (MGM E3883, Mono, 1960).  Odd that a mono sampler was issued for a bunch of albums that were stereo showcases.  I think I may have shared this before, but from the original LP.

3. Blue December, a rerun from Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra And Chorus, pulled from the LP Big And Sweet, With A Beat (RCA Camden CAL-443, Mono, 1958).  This'll make you forget those 100 degree temps outside!

4. Cold, Cold Heart from Jerry Byrd and the album Satin Strings Of Steel (Monument MLP 8033 (Reissue of Memories Of Maria MLP 4008), Mono, 1962).  No, it's not really Christmas, but it's Hank Williams and it's got 'cold in the title, twice!

5. Doll Dance from Louis Bregoli and his album Accordion A La Carte (Tiffany 1018, Mono, 1960).  Gotta love a little accordion piece now and then.

6. Hodie Christus Natus Est by St. Olaf Lutheran Choir-Conducted By Olaf C. Christiansen, from the LP The St. Olaf Lutheran Choir (Mercury MG 20636, Mono, 1961).  I need to dig up the stereo version of this one.

7. Play Sweet Music by Children's Choir Under The Direction Of Mabel Stewart Boyter from the album that's surely become a favorite of yours already, A Joyful Sound-Songs For Children (Word W-3137-LP, Mono, 1961).

8. That's My Doll by Frankie Vaughan With Raymond Long At The Piano, The Beryl Stott Singers And The London Palladium Orchestra Directed By Reg Cole (whew!) from the album Frankie Vaughan At The Palladium (Columbia CL 1405, Mono, 1960).

9. That's What I Want For Christmas (From "Stowaway") by Shirley Temple from the album Shirley Temple's Hits (20th Fox Fox 3006, Mono, 1958).  Earlier in the month, I brought you a version of this song by one of the writers, Irving Caesar, which I found a couple days before I found this LP.  Serendipity is the word you're looking for.  :)

10. Winter Weather by Sy Mann At The Lowrey from Songs Of The Four Seasons (Golden Crest CR 3007, Mono, 1957).  Good stuff from the who later put out a Christmas album on the Moog Synthesizer!

11. Falling Snow by The Budapest Children's Choir-Valeria Botka And Dr. Laszlo Czanyi, Directors, from The Budapest Children's Choir At Carnegie Hall (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2861 (From Part 4 "Winter"), Stereo, 1966).  Another LP that should be fast turning into a favorite.

12. March Of The Toys by The Big 18 from the album Blues On Parade (Victor (Japan) SLS-5031, Stereo).  Not sure when this Japanese version came out, but I think I shared this same track with you before in mono.

And that's that.  Twelve more tracks, one more day.  I'm tired of typing.  Here's the share, knock yourselves out.


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