Friday, July 03, 2020

Christmas In July 2020-05

Part five, comin' up right now...

1. Sleep In Heavenly Peace by an anonymous band from Superior New Works For Concert Band-Advanced Edition-Volume 23 (Jenson Publications 2xLP CB23A88AD, Stereo, 1988).  Yep, getting the demo stuff out of the way first this morning.

2. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by Steve Erquiaga & Frank Martin from Spectrum-The Colours Sampler (Colours SPCN-7-100-14782-4, Stereo, 1985).  I think this was a sub-label of well known religious outfit Maranatha. New age-y stuff.

3. Summer Green, Winter White by Stanley Holloway-Accompanied By Geoff Love And His Orchestra And The Lisa Grey Singers from 'Ello Stanley! (MGM E-4284, Mono, 1965). Umm, OK.

4. Come All Ye Children by The Eroica Three-Disc Symphonion Music Box, from the LP Old Music Box Melodies (Bornand Music Box Co RCB-7, Stereo, 1981).  Yes, it's music from a music box. Why buy a real music box when you can buy a record instead!

5. Gloria In Excelsis Deo by The Shorter College Chorale from A Century Of Music (Mark MC-6834 (Rome, Georgia), Stereo, 1973). I could be wrong, but I don't think there is actually a century of music on this record.

6. Panis Angelicus by David Hughes With Gilbert Vinter & His Orchestra, David Bell: Organ, from Songs You Love (Music For Pleasure/EMI MFP 1262, Stereo, 1968).  Second appearance this season of this non-Christmas song.

7. Joy To The World by St. Edward's Parish Choir-Conducted By Mark J. Sullivan from A Century Of Worship And Service (Saint Edwards Church, Newark, California 802-30, Stereo, 1979).  Again, I don't think this record represents the entire century...

8. There Was No Room For The Christ-Child by The Choir Of Mary Baldwin College-Gordon Page, Director from The Choir Of Mary Baldwin College, 1958-1959 (Herman Schultz Recordings K8OP-4687/88, Mono, 1959).  OK, this time I'm willing to believe that the record represents the time frame claimed in the title.

9. Wedding Of The Painted Doll by Leon Berry from Leon Berry At The Giant Wurlitzer Pipe Organ Vol. 4 (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5845, Stereo, 1958). Because you can never have too many volumes of organ music.

10. The Little Drummer Boy by Brookside Jr. High School Music Department-Concert Chorus-William Bent, Conductor from Winter Concert-Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 1971 (United Sound USR 4026, Stereo, 1972).  For what it's worth, this is local to me.  The Van Wezel is the closest performing arts center to me right this minute. Big purple thing.

11. Bugler's Holiday by Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops from Our Man In Boston (RCA Victor Red Seal LSC-2599 RE-1, Stereo, 1963). I keep telling myself I'm going to put together a complete collection of this RCA "Our Man In..." series, but I never do. I probably have all the records here in the collection, but until they're all in one pile next to each other, that doesn't count.

12. Snowfall by Joe Harnell from Golden Piano Hits (Columbia CS 9266, Stereo, 1966).  Can't say anything snarky about this one.

13. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing by Lenny Seidel-Pianist from The Glory Of God's Seasons (Grace Unlimited GU-002, Stereo). A real Christmas song for you, performed by a real artist.  Well, maybe not, but close enough.

14. Go Tell It On The Mountain by The Mennonite Hour A Cappella Choir; Roma Ruth, Soprano; Joseph Schrock, Tenor, from The Stranger Of Galilee-A Musical Portrait Of The Life Of Christ (Word WST-8436-LP, Stereo, 1968).  Those Mennonites sure have put out a lot of records.

15. The Ski Song (Slalom) by David Carroll And His Orchestra from Contrasts (Wing (Mercury) SRW 12508, Stereo, 1959).  A very old favorite around here, coming back again for yet another encore.

And that's it.  Good stuff in there today.  Enjoy!


Buster said...

I picked up a Stanley Holloway record many years ago. That was a mistake.

I would love to here the "Our Man in" series. Until you mentioned it, I didn't even realize it was a series.

Ernie said...

I believe I was confusing Stanley Holloway with Sterling Holloway in my head. Not the same person...

I think they're all pretty common except the comedy one, which came out the next year. Our Man In Trouble, Don Bowman. Good luck with that one.