Sunday, December 18, 2016


Been trying to get to this for a while now, and maybe today is a good day to start.  For many years, I've done a special Christmas In July celebration here at the blog.  I find Christmas songs that are plopped down right in the middle of regular, every day run of the mill albums, and I rip them and compile them into daily doses.  Stuff that has long been forgotten or lost gets found and enjoyed again.  Then at the end of the month, I try to gather together the best of those tracks and make a compilation.  It usually takes me a while to get all that assembled, so the best-pf collection usually comes out at Christmas time or even the following year.  I'd like to re-feature some of those collections with you now, because they all have good stuff on there that I think you'll really enjoy during the holiday season. The first of these collections is from 2006, though I revisited it last year and replaced a couple of the tracks with newer rips to try and improve the sound a little bit.  The tracks are listed below and linked to the day I first shared them.  Have a listen to The Best Of Christmas In July 2006 From Ernie (Not Bert).

1. Clebanoff-Bobsled
2. Ted Heath/Edmundo Ros-Baby It's Cold Outside
3. Lionel Hampton-Gin For Christmas
4. Marty Gold-High On A Windy Hill
5. Eastman-Rochester Pops-Brazilian Sleigh Bells
6. Dinah Washington-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
7. Henry Mancini-Latin Snowfall
8. Yuji Takizawa & His Blue Bones Orchestra-White X-mas
9. Will Glahé-The Skater's Waltz
10. Esquivel-Sun Valley Ski Run
11. Billy Vaughn-The Chipmunk Song
12. Percy Faith-Little Bells And Big Bells (Glocke Und Glockchen)
13. Lawrence Welk-The Merry Christmas Polka
14. Jerry Murad's Electronic Harmonicats-March Of The Toys
15. Richard Hayman & His Harmonica Orchestra-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
16. Ian Fraser & His Orchestra-Sleigh Ride
17. Eddie Layton-Winter Wonderland
18. The Smothers Brothers-Swiss Christmas
19. David Rose-Christmas Tree
20. Eydie Gormé-Winter Night
21. Bernie Green With The Stereo Mad-Men-The Skater And His Dog
22. Enoch Light & The Brass Menagerie-My Favorite Things
23. The Four Freshmen-Santa Claus Is Flat Gonna Come To Town
24. David Carroll-The Ski Song (Slalom)
25. The Monterey Brass-We Need A Little Christmas
26. The Three Suns-Busy Holiday
27. Six Fat Dutchmen-Sleigh Bell
28. Billy May-Snowfall Cha-Cha
29. Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble-Holiday In A Hurry
30. Armengol-Ave Maria
31. The Crew-Cuts-Auld Lang Syne



Kwork said...

I went through these in reverse order, so this is the last one to grab for me. Thank you so much for revisiting all this greatness from past years. Much appreciated.

Ernie said...

Yeah, I post them in real time, but then you see them on the blog backwards. Design flaw.

Ernie said...

New link for 2020!


jim said...

I missed some of these in the past, thanks so much for making them available again!

Ernie said...

Whoops, here's a 2020 link to the 2015 redo of the 2006 collection. Some better recordings, higher bitrates, etc. Still the same songs though.