Friday, July 12, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 26

Good morning to you all, hope this finds you well.  Here's a new set of shares for this fine Friday.  Enjoy!

1. Franciscan Choir Of Mt. Alvernia Seminary, NY-Ave Maria from The Sons Of St. Francis Sing (ABC-Paramount ABC-206, Mono).  Not the usual Ave Maria, or the other one, but something new and different.  And performed by a bunch of monks!  I found a full Christmas LP by these guys last year that I was pretty excited about, but I couldn't share it because you can order it from the monastery itself.  So if you like what you hear here, hit them up.

2. Ken Griffin-The Bells Of St. Mary's from You Can't Be True, Dear (Columbia CL 907, Mono, 1956).  A little more interesting than many of his recordings, but only just.

3. The Brick Church Choir-A. Irvine McHose, Organist And Choir Director-Carol Of The Bells from Lift Up Your Hearts (Kendall Recording Corporation LP389, Mono, 1959).  Always one of my favorite carols.

4. Paul Mickelson Symphony Orchestra-Hallelujah Chorus (From "The Messiah") from Great Moments In Religious Music (RCA Victor LPM-1754, Mono, 1958).  Great moments, indeed.

5. Della Reese With Orchestra Conducted By Sid Bass-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm from And That Reminds Me (Jubilee JGM 1116, Mono, 1959).  Did Della Reese ever record a song poorly? I don't think so, and certainly not here.

6. Robert Noehren At The Organ Of The Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio-Magnificat from Organ Music Of The Lutheran Church (Audiophile AP-55 (Transparent Red Vinyl), Mono).  Are there any Lutheran's in the audience tonight?  Then this song is for you!

7. Ramon Somohana And His Orchestra-Mangas Verdes (Greensleeves) from Bossa Nova (Palace M-733, Mono). Budget label, so don't expect too much.

8. Roger Williams-Moonlight In Vermont from The Boy Next Door-A Piano Serenade For The Girl Next Door (London (UK) HA-R 2089, Mono, 1955).  A common enough LP, yet somehow I came up with a copy pressed in England.

9. Reginald Foort, F.R.C.O.-Parade Of The Tin Soldiers from Pipe Organ In The Mosque, Vol. 1 (Cook/Sounds Of Our Times 10501, Mono).  First off, this is actually Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers, I don't know why the name was changed.  Second, I was surprised I was able to rip this LP at all.  Most of the vinyl I find on the Cook label has deteriorated to the point where it won't track properly.  I had another LP by this same guy in the stack, and the LP was covered in little lumps that looked like tiny volcanoes popping up out of the vinyl.  Weird, and I've seen similar or worse stuff on lots of other Cook albums.  I don't know what they mixed in with their vinyl back in the day, but it didn't age well. (Anyone know what the FRCO after his name stands for?  I didn't see anything spelling it out on the sleeve.)

10. Unknown Artist-Cool Yule (Including Rap The Halls) from Hal Leonard Presents Choral Spectrum 1990-Senior Edition (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation 2xLP HLP-60, Stereo, 1990).  Yes, it's another demo recording, but this one features something I don't think we've ever shared out here at the blog, a short Christmas rap!  A very 90's version there-of, but it's still there.

And that's it for today.  Short and sweet.  Here's the download link, see you soon.


Buster said...

FRCO means he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. I had to look that up because Foort generally billed himself that way and I wondered about it.

I think you made up the name "A. Irvine McHose".

Ernie said...

I may have been high on Christmas handbells at the time. Anything is possible then.

Thanks for the info. Is it a self-bestowed title like Chet Atkins' CGP?

Buster said...

I think it's legit - the current members probably would have to vote to admit him.

Patrick said...

Love the Cool Yule sampler and wish that the whole songs were available. Such energy and seems like such a throwback to the chorales of the 50s and 60s. Also, I'm definitely getting me fill of Moonlight in Vermont tracks this summer. I was humming it this morning at home and my wife gave me the evil eye (she's not a big Christmas music fan unless we're in December).

Ernie said...

Yeah, most all of the demo tracks are interesting to some degree, but being incomplete is my biggest problem.

And Moonlight in Vermont is barely a winter track, so I would think you can hum it anytime with getting in trouble. :) Not like me singing Let It Snow in the middle of July. I get weird looks...