Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 42

What's the answer to life, the universe and everything?  Why 42 of course!

1. Na Leanbhai I Mbeithil (The Children In Bethlehem) by Mary O'Hara from Songs Of Ireland (Tradition (Everest) TLP 1024, Mono, 1958).  Just yesterday I was thinking that I hadn't found any Irish Christmas music to share with you this year, and then what do I find in the stacks today?

2. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Gordon Jenkins from Gordon Jenkins Conducts 26 Years Of Academy Award Winning Songs (CG Records CGS 3002, Stereo, 1959).  26 songs crammed onto this record, so don't expect too long of a song.

3. Doll Dance by Bill Dalton from The Fabulous Fingers Of Bill Dalton Playing The X-66 Organ (Amherst SLP-1203, Stereo).  More organ music.  There was a note on the sleeve and a concert flyer inside the jacket of this one, both mentioned 1970, but I don't know if the record is any older than that perhaps.

4. Greensleeves by Liberace And Gordon Robinson from their shared LP The Magic Pianos Of Liberace And Gordon Robinson (Coral CRL 757305, Stereo, 1960).  Robinson was the orchestra director for Liberace, but on this one album, they shared credit.  Liberace's name is in a much bigger font, however.  Much, much bigger.

5. Hallelujah Chorus From "The Messiah" by Walt Strony from Listener's Choice (Organ Stop Pizza (Phoenix, Arizona) OSP-108, Stereo, 1984).  I told you I was broke out in organ records still.

6. Have A Merry Christmas Day by Asa Duncan And Frank Sullivan-Sung By All The Kids from Sing Holiday (Rhythm Band Inc AR-3280, Stereo).  What an odd record.  Nice song though.

7. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by Ray Conniff And The Singers from I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (Columbia KC 31220, Stereo, 1971).  From a few years after Ray Conniff ceased to have any relevance in the real world.  But he kept pumping out the vinyl.

8. Mary Had A Baby by The Antioch Sanctuary Choir-Soprano Solo: Ms. Shirley Lawrence from Spirituals Of The Sanctuary-85th Anniversary Album Of The Antioch Sanctuary Choir (Century Advent Recording ANT-6-789, Stereo).  More homemade music from the Cleveland area of Ohio.

9. Masters In This Hall by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  All these handbells make me want to go buy some M&M's!

10. O' Holy Night by St. Albans Childrens Chorus-Lucille Burney, Director-Ruth Perkins, Accompanist, from the album St. Albans Childrens Chorus Sings (No Label SXB-600/-601, Stereo).  As good a place as any to end the evening.

Anything good in there?  I hope so.  Let me know what you think.



barba said...

i beat buster. I BEAT BUSTER!

the songs are ok.

I B E A T B U S T E R !!

Buster said...

OK, I am retired and I overslept! NO NEED TO GLOAT! And it was only by a few minutes!

I am intrigued by the Hallelujah Chorus on Organ Stop Pizza Records. So, there is/was a pizza shop with an organ player? And someone requested the Hallelujah Chorus while munching on a sausage-and-pepperoni special? I like pizza and enjoy Handel, but not sure I would mix them, especially with an organ player involved.

Ernie said...

For a while there, pizza parlours seemed to be the last refuge of the pipe organs. Not sure how long it lasted, but it wasn't too long. I remember a few around here. As far as the artists repertoire, I can't say one way or the other, but if steel drum players can do it, why not pizza organists?

Buster said...

Really? Must have been a southern phenomenon. The heat makes people do crazy things.

Ernie said...


And Organ Stop Pizza appears to still be going strong!


Buster said...

It looks like a fancy joint, too!

Kwork said...

Yep. Been to Organ Stop a few times. Fair food, but great atmosphere with the organ and all. Thank you as always.