Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Return Of Christmas In July-Day 21

Another day, another share.  Let's go...

Up first is Eddie Higgins With Milt Hinton And Bobby Rosengarden doing Sleigh Ride from the LP By Request (Statiras SLP 8079, Stereo, 1986).  Well beyond the usual time frame of this blog, but good stuff, so I wanted to share it.  A little bit of Midnight Sleigh Ride thrown in there as well, if you're paying attention.

Second, we have Pixie Holiday by Victor Young And His Orchestra-Harry Sukman At The Piano from the album Sugar And Spice (Decca DL 8466, Mono, 1958).  Interesting little song written by Mr. Sukman.

Third is I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, a nice little version by Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra from The Melody Lingers On-The Music Of Irving Berlin And Victor Herbert (Decca DL 8240, Mono, 1956).  I tend to pick up and check any LP that claims to be a tribute to Irving Berlin, Victor Herbert, Nat King Cole, Frank Loesser, or anyone else with some famous Christmas music under their belt.  There's frequently a Christmas track in there somewhere...

Fourth is Carol Of The Animals, another good track by Tom Glazer With Jeffrey Alden-Orchestra Conducted By Tony Mottola, also from the LP I Like Holidays! (RCA Camden CAL-1055, Mono, 1964).  Still some goodies to come from this LP.

Last is the only rerun of the night, a version of Jingle Bells by The Brute Force Steel Band Of Antigua, B.W.I. from the various artists LP Brute Force Steel Bands Of Antigua, B.W.I. (Cook 1042, Mono, 1955).  Interesting, but it could be recorded a bit better, I think.

And that's it.  Nothing too exciting tonight.  Here's your download link, now go try to get some sleep, I know I will.

1 comment:

Badgercat said...

Everytime I hear the Carol of the Animals it reminds me of one of our Christmas plays at church when the girls were little. Thanks for your work, Ernie.