Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 02

Day one went so well, why not do another?  Where to start, where to start...

Track one, that's a good place to start. Jimmie Davis, 2-time governor of Louisiana and country music/gospel recording artist, in a Christmas song from what may have been his last LP,  This One's For You (Canaan (Word) CAS-9907, Stereo, 1983).  This track, entitled Going Home For Christmas, was a bit of a surprise.  I knew Davis had recorded two Christmas LPs back in his prime for Decca, and I'd found at least one single that wasn't on either of those LPs, but I never expected to find a Christmas song on one of his later albums.  But there it was.  I like when that happens!

Track two is Waltz Of The Flowers by Joe "Fingers" Carr from Joe "Fingers" Carr Plays The Classics (Capitol T649, Mono, 1955).  This may be a rerun, I'm not sure and I can't be bothered to check, but it's a cool version.

Track the third, which I know is a rerun, is Mele Kalikimaka, everybody's favorite Hawaiian Christmas song, here performed by The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Conducted By George Barati from their LP White Ginger Blossoms (Decca DL 74564, Stereo, 1964).  I always look for this track on the Hawaiian albums I find, but it's very rarely there.

Track 4, The Christmas Tree by David Rose from David Rose Plays David Rose (MGM SE3748, Stereo, 1959).  Another rerun, but a really good track that deserves more exposure.  He wrote and performed this song while working as the bandleader on The Red Skelton Show.  Or something like that.  I may have the details mixed up, but you can look it up.

Lastly, Jingle Bells by Danny Kaye-Conducted By Leith Stevens from the soundtrack album The Five Pennies (Dot DLP 29500, Stereo, 1959).  Another rerun, but another good one.

Nice mix of things tonight.  Too many reruns, but that's what you get.  A couple of these tracks came from a folder of Christmas in July tracks I recorded back in 2013, and the other three were recorded but never shared last year.  I didn't record very much in those couple of years, but there is a little bit there.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do, here's the download link.  Don't forget to tell your friends we're back online for the month!

Programming note: I removed the SiteMeter tracking counter from the blog.  I didn't have much trouble with it over the years, except it sometimes seemed to go down at bad times.  But I saw where it had been acting funny the past few days, and I read some not-so-good things on other blogs about it.  So if you've had any trouble on my site getting redirected strange places, that may have been the source.  But it's gone now.


Buster said...

Thanks, Ern! No Welk or Banjo Barons?

Ernie said...

Trying to spread it out. Pickin's are slim and I've got 31 days to fill! :)

I love how I just have to check a box now verifying that I'm not a robot instead of typing in warped letters. Sometimes technology is cool.

Buster said...

I always have trouble figuring out those distorted letters and numbers. Makes me feel inadequate.

Ernie said...

Hmmm, you must be a robot!

JustaJeepGuy said...

He's not the only one who had trouble with those distorted letters and numbers. Funny, I don't feel like a robot... My problem is, I can't comment at home as the "Prove You're Not A Robot" things won't work with dial-up.