Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 19

Hello, and welcome to a rare themed post here for Christmas In July.  I usually can't do theme posts because I don't have a lot of tracks recorded early and ready to go, but this year is a little different.  So the theme today is holiday songs.  They may not have anything to do with Christmas, but they at least all have Holiday in the title.  Here we go...

1. Charles Gould And The Satin Strings-Holiday Tango from Reno Holiday (AKA A Holiday In Reno) (Renovada 100, Mono).  Nice, a private press LP from Nevada.  You don't see that every day.  And a nice little song, too.

2. Sally Niven, David Cryer & The Women-My Holiday from Now Is The Time For All Good Men (Columbia OL 6730, Mono, 1967).  Wow, an actual Christmas song!  Nice! I believe this is a soundtrack to some movie, or is it a play?  Don't remember...

3. Nick Venet-Skiiing Holiday from Theme From "Mr. Novak" And Other High School Themes (MGM E4222, Mono, 1963).  Took me a while to find this one at Discogs, it was entered under Various Artists (and I'm only tentatively attributing it to Nick Venet, but he seemed the most likely name listed) and the title was show as Mr. Novak And Other High School Themes.  Sometimes it's tough to know what's going on over there, but it was done the same way for the mono and the stereo version, and then the two weren't linked together. Obscure releases are a wild west town sometimes.

4. The Lansdowne Jazz Group-Tropic Holiday from The Songs Of Percy Faith (Harmony (Columbia) HL 7223, Mono, 1960).  Percy Faith has had his fingers in a lot of pies over the years. I wish this LP had a version of his Brazilian Sleigh Bells on it though.

5. Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Aliberti, Conductor-Bank Holiday from Introduction To Stereo (Westminster WSS-1, Stereo, 1958).  I love these old Stereo demo albums.

6. Chronicle Atlantic Symphony Steel Orchestra Of Guyana, Conducted By Rudy Bishop-Bugler's Holiday from On Tour With Guy America Airways (Triton Record Productions Tr 1263, Stereo, 1981).  Our second selection of the season from this LP.  Don't forget, it features the steel pan drums.

7. Bee Gees-Holiday from Bee Gees' 1st (Atco SD 33-223, Stereo, 1967). Ooh, you're a holiday...

8. Buddy Merrill-Holiday For Guitars from Holiday For Guitars (Accent AC 5016 SLP, Stereo, 1965).  Steel guitars, that is.

9. Lloyd Lindroth And His Quartet-Holiday For Strings from Harpist's Bazaar (Michlind ML 7011, Stereo, 1968).  And in this case, the harp.

10. Ithaca College Band-Walter Beeler, Director-Holiday Parade from Conductor's Score And Complete Performance Record Of 'On Our Way' (Belwin Mills Publishing  Corp/Credt Records BEL111869, Stereo). No idea what this one is supposed to be.

And that's it.  Ten holiday songs! Certainly a lot of instrumental variety today. Here's the link,  see you tomorrow!


barba said...

the chronicle atlantic symphony steel orchestra of guyana rather takes your breath away. quite a big finish to their holiday number. i like steel drums. they conjure up the idea of someone turning industrial garbage into something positive. i'm not convinced we need to write symphonies or concertos or any kind of serious etudes for them.

oh yes, and amid charles gould's satin strings there most definitely was a marimba. must have been recorded in the late 60s. had to have a marimba back then.

Ernie said...

To my ears, a steel drum doesn't even sound like a percussion instrument. I remember thinking it was in keyboard of some type when The Police dropped it into their song.