Friday, January 04, 2019

78 From 78's

This is the return of a project I was pretty proud of in the summer of 2012.  I had ripped tracks from 78 different Christmas 78's, and shared them out in four large batches.  I think I only shared out one track from each, as many of them only featured a single side of holiday cheer, but some were dedicated Christmas records, and on those I just picked one side to share with you. (Nope, I lied.  Looks like I shared both sides of some things.  Must have been lazy.)  I tried to stick to stuff that hadn't been re-issued and comped to death, but there are a few things in there that are probably easy to find here or there, so apologies if I step on any toes.  And six and a half years later, there are probably quite a few more that have shown up online.  I never got the chance to scan in the labels of any of these, so for the first time this season, I'm sharing out stuff without artwork.  Sorry.  I hate to do that because it seems like an incomplete package, but it was just a pain to try to scan these things back then, and who knows where the records I ripped might be today.  Anyhow, I hope you enjoy some of this stuff, it's older than the usual records you see around here.

1. Christmas Medley by American Radio Warblers With Preston Sellers At The Organ. (Arthur C. Barnett-Exclusive Distributor 10" 78 RPM DB-C8-3236 & 3237)

2. Star Of The East by Ballard & Wheeler, Tenor & Baritone with Orchestra Accompaniment. (Silvertone (Sears-Roebuck) 10" 78 RPM 5129)

3. Let's Put Christmas Back Into Christmas by Don Moreland with Eddie Ballantine's Orchestra and Choir.  (Jay 10" 78 RPM E2-QB-5855/5856)

4. I Want A Puppy In My Stocking by Kathryn King With Savoy Orchestra. (Prevue 10" 78 RPM 1111-78 "Compliments Of Vigilant Insurance Specialists", 1954)

5. Santa Claus Polka by Lennon Bros. With Don Shaw Orchestra.  (Zodiac 10" 78 RPM 1212, 1950)

6. The Night Before Christmas by Cora Mel Patton. (Victor 12" 78 RPM 35418, 1914).

7. Santa Claus Gives Away His Toys by Gilbert Girard.  (Victor 12" 78 RPM 35679 "Descriptive Specialty With Imitations", 1918).

8. Hark The Herald Angels Sing by Columbia Stellar Quartette With Orchestra Accompaniment.(Columbia 10" 78 RPM A2788, 1919).

9. Jingle Bells by Criterion Male Quartet With Orchestra. (Gennett 10" 78 RPM 5267 (Division of The Starr Piano Co. Richmond, Ind.), 1923).

10. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra. (Victor 10" 78 RPM 19007, 1923).

11. Little Jesus by Basil Rathbone With The Robert Mitchell Boychoir. (Columbia Masterworks 12" 78 RPM 7407-M, 1939).

12. All Around The Christmas Tree by Raymond Scott And His New Orchestra, Vocal Chorus By Clyde Burke. (Columbia 10" 78 RPM 35864, 1940).

13.  All Around The Xmas Tree by Mark Warnow-Dick Todd, Hit Parade Orchestra And Chorus.  (Sonora 10" 78 RPM 3000, 1945).

14. Sleigh Ride In July by The Three Suns, Vocal by Artie Dunn. (Majestic 10" 78 RPM 7122, 1945).

15. The Jingle Bell Polka by The Modernaires Featuring Hal Dickinson-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Lou Bring.  (Columbia 10" 78 RPM 37980, 1947).

16. The Mistletoe Kiss by Art Mooney And His Orchestra, Vocal By The Art Mooney Choir. (MGM 10" 78 RPM 10522, 1949).

17.  Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells by Primo Scala And His Banjo And Accordion Orchestra With The Keynotes. (London 10" 78 RPM 495, 1949).

18.  Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter by Tommy Tucker And His Orchestra, Vocal By Don Brown, Sally Sweetland And Group. (MGM 10" 78 RPM 10824, 1950).

19. I Said A Prayer For Santa Claus by Jimmy Boyd Accompanied By Norman Luboff. (Columbia 10" 78 RPM 40080, 1953)

20. Where Did My Snowman Go? by Molly Bee, Music By Van Alexander.(Capitol 10" 78 RPM CAS-3192, 1954).

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21. Ave Maria (Schubert, Op. 52, No. 6) (Text From "Lady Of The Lake")-Charles Kullman (Tenor) With Orchestra.  What happened to the label data on these?  Oh, looks like I was too busy to copy that data over back in 2012.  Sorry.  I'm sure it's all there in the track tags after you download this stuff.

22. Good King Wenceslas-Nelson Eddy With Orchestra Conducted By Robert Armbruster. (1942)

23. Ave Maria-Elizabeth Wheeler.

24. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers-Majestic Dance Orchestra.  (1922)

25. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town-American Novelty Orchestra.  (1934)

26. Adeste Fideles (O, Come, All Ye Faithful)-Frances Langford With Eddie Dunstedter At The Organ.  (1938)

27. Silent Night, Holy Night-Kate Smith, Orchestra Under Direction Of Jack Miller.(1940)

28. When Winter Comes (Cuando Llega el Invierno)-Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye-Vocal Refrain By Tommy Ryan. (1941)

29. White Christmas-Freddy Martin And His Orchestra-Vocal Refrain By Clyde Rogers.(1942)

30. When You Trim Your Christmas Tree-Les Brown And His Orchestra, Vocal Chorus By Jack Haskell.  (1946)

31. Jingle Bells-Slam Stewart Quintet.  (1946)

32. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?-Kay Kyser And His Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Harry Babbitt And The Campus Kids.  (1947)

33. The Skaters Waltz-Continental Musette Orchestra.  (1948)

34. Baby, It's Cold Outside-Dinah Shore And Buddy Clark, Orchestra Under The Direction Of Ted Dale.  (1949)

35. Christmas In Heaven-Bill Cook.  (1950)

36. Jingle Bells Boogie-Johnny Bond.  (1950)

37. The Sleigh-Mitch Miller And His Orchestra & Chorus.  (1950) Looks like I did eventually find this one on vinyl, though it's a somewhat rare 7"33 RPM single.  Sounds better though.

38. The Merry Christmas Polka-Frankie Yankovic And His Yanks.  (1951)

39. Christmas In America-Hal Hopper And The Voices Of The Valley.  (1952)

40. Santa's Coming-Carmel Quinn With Jimmy Carroll's Orchestra And Children's Chorus.  (1954)

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41. Andy Gump's Holiday Greetings-Sydney Smith. (1923) (See the original post for this batch here.)

42. Blue Christmas-Russ Morgan And His Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Russ Morgan & The Morganaires. (1949)

43. Christmas Story-Doris Day With Chorus And Orchestral Accompaniment. (1950)

44. Gingerbread Boy (Original Version Of An Old Folk-Tale)-Georgene Faulkner. (1914)

45. From Every Spire On Christmas Eve-Jimmy Blades-Chimes, And Charles Smart-Organ. (1953)

46. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing-Richard Jordan, Pipe Organ-Vocal Refrain By Mixed Quartette.  (1936)

47. Holy Night-Charles Harrison, Tenor, Orchestra Accompaniment.

48. I Want Eddie Fisher For Christmas-Betty Johnson With Jimmy Leyden-Conductor.  (1954)

49. If You Knock On Any Door On Christmas Day-Primo Scala And His Banjo And Accordion Orchestra With The Keynotes.  (1949)

50. Jingle Bells-Leo Watson With The Vic Dickenson Quintet. (1946)

51. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!-Woody Herman And His Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Woody Herman.  (1946)

52. Merry Christmas-Polka-Frank Gallagher With The Dana Serenaders And Orchestra. (1948)

53. Nuttin' For Christmas-The Fontane Sisters With Billy Vaughn's Orchestra.  (1955)

54. Santa And The Doodle-Li-Boop-Art Carney.  (1954)

55. Silent Night -The Ravens. (1948)

56. Sleigh Bell Serenade-Bing Crosby With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires And Orchestra Directed By John Scott Trotter. (1952)

57. Something Barked On Christmas Morning-Ricky Zahnd & The Blue Jeaners With Tony Mottola Orchestra.  (1955)

58. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year-Johnnie Johnston With Paul Weston And His Orchestra.  (1944)

59. White Christmas-Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra-Vocal Chorus By Garry Stevens. (1942)

60. You're All I Want For Christmas-Frank Gallagher With The Dana Serenaders And Orchestra. (1948).

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61. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus-Patti Page With Orchestra Under The Direction Of Jack Rael.  (1950) This fourth batch was first shared out here, if you want to see what I had to say about things back then.

62. Happy Little Songs-Skip To My Lou, Polly Wolly Doodle, Arkansas Traveler, Jingle Bells-Mark Warnow And His Hit Parade Orchestra.  (1945)

63. Frosty The Snowman-Meadowlarks.

64. (I'm Gettin') Nuttin' For Christmas-Ricky Zahnd & The Blue Jeaners With Tony Mottola Orchestra.  (1955)

65. I Wanna Do Something For Santa Claus-Johnny Bond.  (1950)

66. It's Christmas Time Again-Peggy Lee With Orchestra And Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires.  (1953)

67. A Letter To Santa-Bill Cook.  (1950)

68. Little Merrie Christmas-Kathryn King With Savoy Orchestra.  (1954)

69. The Night Before Christmas-Basil Rathbone With The Robert Mitchell Boychoir.  (1939)

70. Santa Claus Tells About His Toy Shop-Gilbert Girard.  (1918)

71. Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney-Jimmy Boyd Accompanied By Norman Luboff.  (1953)

72. Silent Night, Holy Night-Frances Langford With Eddie Dunstedter At The Organ. (1938)

73. Snowflakes-Guy Lombardo And Evelyn Knight And The Royal Canadians.(1951)

74. Story Of The Magi-Carmel Quinn & Kevin Shanahan With Jimmy Carroll's Orchestra And Chorus.  (1954)

75. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas-Art Carney.  (1954)

76. White Christmas-The Ravens. (1948)

77. You're All I Want For Christmas-Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra And Choir.  (1949)

78. White Christmas-Gorden Jenkins And His Orchestra-Guest Vocalist Bob Carroll.  (1949)

MEGA, Part 4


Buster said...

Good gracious, a lot of work went into this collection. It takes serious time to transfer all those 78s! Most impressive.

I first read "Something Barked On Christmas Morning" as "Something Barfed On Christmas Morning," which I think I prefer.

Ernie said...

Too much work. That's probably why it hasn't happened again. Though I do keep buying those Christmas 78s though...

Pretty sure I have Something Barfed on Christmas Morning around here somewhere, lemme look. :)

Kwork said...

Oh yes! I remember this set, and yes, it was one of the ones I lost that made me mad. Thank you so much for bringing this back after all these years.
I'll have to check again, but not sure if your re-ups from past years ever included the Christmas in Julys. 2017's was stupendous.
Thank you for all you do. These treasures are truly appreciated!

barba said...

let me join in the praise and appreciation for the work on all these singles, both the 78rpms and the 45rpms which follow. i imagine it takes a disproportionate amount of work to prepare them for posting. more bang for the buck with the lps. but let's face it, a lot of these so-called artists don't have the material for an lp, much less a christmas lp. so it's the single or nothing. many thanks.

Anonymous said...

You can skip the scanner and use your smartphone to snap a photo of a whole album cover, with NO editing! Or you can setup a camera on a tripod and quickly snap a few hundred covers without editing them. Its fast and easy! Thanks for all the hard work!!! G

Ernie said...

I like to think that my scans look a little better than that...