Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 43

I can't think of any good jokes for 43.  Is it prime?  Well, there is that, I guess.  Here's some music.

1. Hodie Christus Natus Est (Today, Christ Is Born) by The Sistine Chapel Choir from The Sistine Chapel Choir Sings-The Vatican Pavilion At The New York World's Fair (Kaye Records SC 1000, Mono, 1964).  Do these folks actually sing in The Sistine Chapel?  I saw where they recently play at The Met for the annual Met Gala.  I wasn't invited, but maybe next year.

2. It's Snowing In Hawaii by Alfred Apaka, With Orchestra Directed By Harold Mooney from the LP Blue Hawaiian Moonlight-Island Favorites Sung By Alfred Apaka (Decca 8820 (Reisuue of 10" LP from 1953), Mono, 1959).  I've shared this out before, but I didn't know back then that it was a reissue of a 10" album.  I'll have to see if I can dig that up somewhere.

3. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (No. 10 From Cantata 147) by Virgil Fox At The Organ Of The Riverside Church, New York, from Organ Reveries By Virgil Fox (Columbia Masterworks ML 4401, Mono, 1951).  Virgil Fox was pretty prolific during his career.  I've got multiple Christmas albums by him, as well as plenty of stray tracks like this one.

4. O Come Little Children by an unknown artist from Now And Long Ago-Silver Burdett Songs From Music For Living-Album 10 From Book 3 (Columbia 10" 78 RPM Microgroove JS-330, Mono, 1956).  Good stuff from a mid-sized record.

5. Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Leon Berry from Glockenspiels, Trap And Plenty Of Pipes With Leon Berry At The Hub Rink Chicago-Volume 1 (Replica 33x2501, Mono).  This is a track that was omitted from the 10" version of the LP, luckily I had a 12" version right here at hand.

6. Autumn Leaves, a ringer from The Mills Brothers-Arranged And Conducted By Larry Gordon, taken from the album The Mills Bros. Sing (Dot DLP 25237, Stereo, 1960).  Not the right season, but Stubby wanted something by The Mills Brothers.  This is the best I can do this year.

7. Il Est Né, tonight's track performed on the hand bells, by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, from their LP Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  I just love this stuff, can you tell?

8. Satin Doll (Theme) by The Saint And Sinners from The Saints And Sinners Catch Fire At The Sheraton-Jefferson In St. Louis (Seeco CELP-4540, Stereo, 1960).  Standard hotel lounge stuff.

9. Silent Night by St. Albans Childrens Chorus-Lucille Burney, Director-Ruth Perkins, Accompanist, from St. Albans Childrens Chorus Sings (No Label SXB-600/-601, Stereo).  Hey, at least it's a Christmas song.

10. Sleigh Ride by Eddie Higgins With Milt Hinton And Bobby Rosengarden, from By Request (Statiras SLP 8079, Stereo, 1986).  A rerun of a really good track.  Love the Prokofiev thrown in there.

And that's it, another day's worth of music from me to you!



Buster said...

Ha! no barba!

I think I've shared that Virgil Fox album myself. The world is awash in Virgil Fox LPs. The best ones are the early ones!

JustaJeepGuy said...

Wait a minute, is this TWO sets for one day or am I just late enough that you've posted another day and I missed the previous day? Oh, who cares??? Thanks for the latest, Ernie!

Stubby said...

I'll take it! Luvz me some Mills Brothers (but you could've done some Mills Bros. reruns and I'd have been happy with those, too).

Ernie said...

Yes, two posts today. Trying to catch up a little bit while I can.

Sorry Stubby, don't have any reruns in the pile either. Gotta take what I can get.

barba said...

it’s leon berry all right. but that don’t sound like no ‘wedding of the painted doll’ to me. i don’t know what it is. sounds like something inspired by clair de lune here and there.

i still like the ringing bells… although they sometimes make me want to get up and answer the phone… odd since i no longer have a landline.

Buster said...

Sounds like Clair de Lune with a bouncy beat to me!

barba said...

maybe it's ernie's "43" joke.

Ernie said...

Oh-oh, a controversy! I'll have to pull out the record tonight and see if I can find the right track.

Ernie said...

Hmmm, I don't think Wedding Of The Painted Doll is on here at all. The vinyl and the sleeve both list it in the same spot, but I sampled every track on there, and didn't hear anything close. I also looked back into the archives when I shared this same track out in 2012, and it's not the right song either. :(

Kwork said...

Fun! Thank you.