Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 73

Hello, and welcome to day 30 of Christmas in July.  It's getting close to the end, so if you haven't heard anything you like yet, you may be out of luck.  But here are ten more for you, so keep trying.

1. George Maharis-Conducted By Joe Sherman-The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) from New Route (Epic LN 24191 Radio Station Copy, Mono, 1966).  A great Christmas song from the star of Route 66. Still hunting for a stereo copy, but this will do for now.

2. Ray Middleton-Choir & Music Under Direction Of Howard Barlow-The Glories Of Mary from Ten Catholic Holy Days (Candle Records CAN-110, Mono, 1957).  Not exactly Christmas, but it's about Jesus' mom, so I'm going to let it slide.

3. Bing Crosby With Ken Darby Singers And Orchestra Directed By John Scott Trotter-White Christmas from Holiday Inn-Bing's Hollywood (Decca DL 4256, Mono, 1962).  What's this?  The single most popular Christmas recording of all time?  One of the best selling singles in the history of recorded music?  Merry Christmas!

4. Gerald Eskelin And The L.A. Jazz Choir-Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! from Hal Leonard Presents A Choral Spectrum (Youth Edition) (Hal Leonard Publishing HLP-11, Stereo, 1984).  The first demo track of the share.

5. First United Methodist Church Concert Handbell Choir-James A Kruse, Director-O Holy Night from 1972 Festival Program (Mark MC-5019, Stereo, 1972).  Gotta love it, more handbells!

6. Morty Craft And The Singing Strings-Satin Doll from Percussion In Hollywood, Broadway, Television (Warwick W2022ST, Stereo).  Not so much Christmas, but it'll do as filler.

7. Unknown Artist-Silent Night from Choral Celebration Vol. VIII (Jensen Publications JP-6400, Stereo, 1985).  The second and last demo track of this group.

8. The Chad Mitchell Trio With Jim McGuinn-Super Skier from Mighty Day On Campus (Kapp KS-3262, Stereo, 1962).  Skiing is mostly done in the winter, see, so it counts.

9. Paul Reed & Paradester Chorus-That Man Over There from Meredith Willson's Here's Love (Columbia Masterworks KOS 2400, Stereo, 1963).  Another track from the soundtrack of the play based on the movie Miracle On 34th Street.

10. Linda Kent-Waltz Of The Flowers from The Many Moods Of The "Mighty Mo" (Atlanta Chapter, American Theatre Organ Society 30767, Stereo, 1977).  I don't think I've shared enough organ music with you this year.  I need to try harder.

And that's all for now.  Getting closer and closer to the end.  I can see it out there, can you?  Anyhow, here's the download link, see you later.


barba said...

let's see...

thirty days hath september
april, june, and november
all the rest have thirty-nine

godfrey daniel! you're right!! getting close to the end. in single digits now.

Buster said...

Looks like you will get to 750 songs shared - a prodigious output!

Ernie said...

I really wish I had the time to keep going on into August, that would have made things so much easier. But after Chanukah in August, and maybe a bonus share of random stuff that I couldn't fit in elsewhere, that's it. On August 7th I fly to NYC and on August 8th, I board a plane to Italy. :)

Buster said...

That sounds like fun!

Harry said...

Ah, from Carols to Cacio e Pepe. I was there last year so I shouldn't be too jealous, but enjoy the fabulous food nevertheless. I've never had this dish in the states taste remotely as good as it does in Italy.

Buon viaggio

barba said...

just don't fly over the pole.

Patrick said...

I really like George Maharis' version of The Christmas Song. I was disappointed by That Man Over There. I've heard better versions of this one for sure. Too bad :(