Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas In July 2017 Day 28

Long day...need sleep...will detail tracks tomorrow.  Sleep now.


OK, couple days later, but I've got some time now to write up what got shared on Friday.

1.  Moonlight In Vermont by Sarah Vaughan With The No Count Band from No Count Sarah (Mercury SR 60116, Stereo, 1959).  I didn't get the joke until I read the liner notes, but apparently the No Count Band is the Count Basie Band without Count Basie.  So there you go.

2. Green Sleeves by Mark Andrews And His Orchestra from Drifting And Dreaming (Compose S-98007, Stereo).  There was some discussion about who this really was after I posted it, so check out the comments for some interesting info.  Some things just aren't as they seem.

3. Fum, Fum, Fum by The Saint Andrews Singers from the album Ring And Sing-A Festival Of Music (Dharma Productions GFL 1077 (The Morristown Presbyterian Church On-The-Green, Morristown, New Jersey), Stereo).  This is the same record from which I've been bringing you some handbell tracks, but this song is just a singing group without bells.

4. Excerpt From Hallelujah Chorus, yet more music from The Kennedy Space Center Chorus, Directed By Arthur C. Benington from Voices Of Space (Century Records 32909, Stereo).  Gotta love industrial choruses.

5. Christmas Is Coming by Cynthia Gooding And Don Drake-Percussion: Phil Kraus, from the LP Mother Goose And Father Gander (RCA Camden CAS-1058, Stereo, 1965).  Music for kiddies, but good stuff.

6. A Christmas Camel by Procol Harum from the self-titled LP Procol Harum (Impact (France) 6886 555, Stereo, 1973).  I couldn't follow the lyrics, no idea what this is about.  I assume it's another of Santa's many animal friends, from Rudolph the reindeer through Sammy the seal, he's got a regular Noah's Ark.

7. China Doll by Leroy Anderson from Leroy Anderson Conducts His Music (Decca DL 78954, Stereo, 1960).  More good stuff from this music master.

8. Cantar Pastorcitos-Sing Little Shepherds by Unknown Puerto Rican Children from the album Latin American Children Game Songs-Recorded In Puerto Rico And Mexico By Henrietta Yurchenco (Folkways FC 7851, Electronically Rechanneled To Simulate Stereo, 1968).  Children are the same all over the world, I suspect.

9. Bugler's Holiday by Maurice Abravanel Conducting The Utah Symphony Orchestra-Wm. Sullivan, Sheldon Hyde, Keith Smith-Trumpets from Fiddle Faddle And 14 Other Leroy Anderson Favorites (Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS-10016, Stereo, 1967).  One of the better Leroy Anderson tribute records I've heard.

10. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind by Marian Anderson-Franz Rupp At The Piano from Farewell Recital (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2781, Stereo, 1965).  Do yourself a favor and read up on Marian Anderson.

11. Ave Maria by Jim Farrell from Let's Hear It! (J.L. Farrell (Baltimore, MD) MOR 0005, Stereo, 1986).  I don't remember much about this, but I kinda think it's homemade.

12. Serenade Of The Bells by Mike Di Napoli from his LP After Five-The Cocktail Piano Of Mike Di Napoli (Tiffany 1012, Mono, 1960).  Tiffany was a budget label that didn't last too long.  You don't see too many of their records around.

13. Medley: All Alone; I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; Marie by Reg Owen And His Orchestra from The Best Of Irving Berlin-30 Songs (RCA Victor LPM-1542, Mono, 1957).  People love to throw medleys together of Irving Berlin songs.  I recorded a few of them today.  I guess they're trying to cram more music onto a single LP.

14. Jingle Bells by Silver Burdett Records from Making Music Your Own-Kindergarten Record IV (Silver Burdett Records 75 180 4, Mono, 1966).  Finally, a real Christmas song.  Wasn't sure if I had any around or not.

15. First Noel played on the music box from the collection of George And Madeline Brown, featured on the album The Story Of The Music Box (Caedmon 10" 33 RPM w/ Book CB-2, Mono, 1952).  Another Christmas song, though a short one.

16. Danse Arabe (Arabian Dance) From "Nutcracker Suite", a very rare appearance at Christmas time by Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra from the LP Quiet Music-Volume VI-Relaxing With Cugat (Columbia CL 515, Mono, 1952).  I wish Cugie had recorded more Christmas music during his long career.

17. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy/Waltz Of The Flowers--From "Nutcracker Suite", No. 1 as recorded by Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra on the double album The Romantic Music Of Tchaikovsky (Columbia 2xLP C2l 11 (CL 1208 & CL 1209), Mono, 1958).  I've got lots of Tchaikovsky left to share, and a ton more of it I didn't even bother to record.  You're welcome.

18. Chinese Dance by French National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Roger D√©Sormiere from Nutcracker Suite/Suite From The Swan Lake-Tchaikovsky (Capitol P-8140, Mono, 1954).  Yes, more Tchaikovsky.

19. Dance Of The Wooden Shoes by Johnny Duffy At The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ from Carousel Music In Hi-Fi (Liberty LRP 3053, Mono, 1957).  Well, the title is sorta Christmassy...

20. The Cactus Christmas Tree by The McGuire Sisters With Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs from Children's Holiday (Coral CRL 57097, Mono, 1957).  This is the longer version that includes some narration not found on the version from their Christmas LP.  And an excellent place to end the sharity today.  I mean last Friday.


JustaJeepGuy said...

Did Mark Andrews steal some arrangements from Glenn Miller?

barba said...

rip van ernie.

bom bom...
ba bom ba bom
bom bom

Peachy Covington said...

Perhaps the Mark Andrews album was actually recorded by "Ivy Benson's All-Girl Band"...?