Sunday, July 05, 2020

Christmas In July 2020-10

Part 10, ready and waiting.  Come and get it!

1. The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy by The Kinsfolk from Billy Graham Crusade In Miniature (World Wide Publications BG 3345 (In a mailing envelope for a sleeve), Stereo, 1969). Interesting release, probably not a lot of these that have survived over the years.

2. Of One That Is So Fair And Bright by The Purcell Singers Conducted By Imogen Holst from Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Songs And Part-Songs (Argo ZRG 512, Stereo, 1968). Don't know much about this one, I'm afraid.

3. Candy Cane Polka by Casey "Fingers" Siewierski And His Concertina from Polka Session Featuring Casey "Fingers" Siewierski And His Concertina (Bel-Aire LP 4023 (AKA BALP 4023), Stereo). A polka selection a day keeps the doctor away!

4. Sleigh Ride by an unknown artist from the LP Leroy Anderson Favorites (Treasure TLP807, Mono).  Really budget stuff here.

5. Jesu Bambino by Midway Christian Church Choir, Rev. Roy Roberson-Director, Mrs. David Phillips-Organist, Mrs. Marshall House-Solo from In Our Own Way We Praise (Midway Records LP 1800 (Midway, Kentucky), Mono).  Some nice homemade church music from the bluegrass state.

6. Sing We Noel Once More by The Cantata Singers In Quakertown, Ifor Jones Conducting, Bonnie Fix Keller At The Organ from A Service Of Lessons And Carols (CS CSQ1001, Stereo, 1975).  From Quakertown, though not necessarily Quakers.

7. What Child Is This by Lyle Richardson, Baritone, With W. Lawrence Curry, Accompanist from Let's Sing Songs And Hymns For Primary Children (The Geneva Press 69-0031, Mono).  I think I've shared this one before, as well as tracks from similar records for different age groups. I like it when patterns show up.

8. The Bells Of St. Mary's by Vera Lynn With The Mike Sammes Singers-Arranged And Conducted By Johnny Douglas from Favourite Sacred Songs (Columbia (EMI) (Holland) SCX 6530, Stereo, 1972). Vera just passed away earlier this year. First time I ever heard her sing was at the beginning of Pink Floyd The Wall (the movie), when she sings The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot, a song that also had a big place in the Christmas music documentary, Jingle Bell Rocks.

9. Toy Symphony II-Menuetto by Paul Kuentz-Paris Chamber Orchestra from Haydn: Toy Symphony-Clock Symphony (Decca Gold Label Series DL 10090, Mono).  The second part of this playful piece.

10. Glory To God In The Highest by an unknown performer from Jenson Publications' Choral Celebration Vol. 5 (Jenson Publications JP-4000 w/ Book, Stereo, 1983).  Today's contribution from the demo albums.

11. Sleigh Bell by Six Fat Dutchmen Under The Direction Of H. Loeffelmacher from Schottisches (RCA Victor LSP-1957, Stereo, 1959).  Good stuff here.  I wonder if I have a whole album's worth of Christmas tracks from these guys yet?  Probably not.

12. Away In A Manger by Regina High School Chorus-Ms. Marianne Antonich, Director from Christmas & Spring Concerts 1977-1978 (Melody Recording KM 2623, Stereo, 1978). Not sure where this Regina High School may be.

13. Brazillian Sleighbells by Ralph Wolf And The Thomas Celebrity from The Celebrities (Concert Recording CR-E055, Stereo).  In case you didn't know, the Celebrity in question here is a type of organ.

14. Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen by Virgil Fox, Organist, Playing The Organ At The Hammond Museum, Gloucester, Mass., from Brahms: Eleven Chorale Preludes (Chorales By J.S. Bach) (RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1853, Mono, 1955).  One nice thing about the RCA Victor label is that they almost always put a date on their records.  That makes my life so much easier.

15. Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Helen Harbourt Zingg, Soprano-Julius C. Zingg, F.A.G.O., Organist And Director, from Union Choir Sings (Mirrosonic Custom CM 7135, Mono). Not sure what F.A.G.O. may stand for here. maybe some sort of organization of organists.

And that's it for tonight.  Short and sweet.  Here's the link, see you tomorrow.


Geordie said...

Thanks a lot.

Buster said...

I haven't heard the Vera Lynn track, so many thanks for that. Her record of "The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot" has been a favorite for a long time.

I love those Argo records from that period, and I have others conducted by Imogen Holst (Gustav's daughter), but not, I think, this one. Thanks again! Only you would follow it with Casey "Fingers" Siewierski And His Concertina. Too bad Casey couldn't have accompanied the Purcell Singers on the Holst record. That would have been something to hear.

I have that Virgil Fox LP - been meaning to transfer it for years. Thanks for it as well!

Ernie said...

Thanks for the comments, folks. Hope you're enjoying the music.

MOQChoir said...

When I was digitizing JW Pepper or whomever demo choral music from promotional CDs, I used "Choirus Anonymous" for the performer credit.

Thanks for the tracks, Ernie.

Ernie said...

I have found so many typos this season, it's just crazy. I fix them on my end, but it's too late for the shares. :(

Patrick said...

Here are a few observations.

First off, love the sound of The Kinsfolk. This is a style I really like, can't say why, but I like it. According to Discogs, they also have another Christmas track, I Wonder as I Wander, on non-holiday albums.

How about another "Brazilian" track. After Percy Faith in the last share, we now have Brazilian Sleighbells! Is there a sub-genre to explore?

The Sleigh Bell track from the Six Fat Dutchmen track was, in fact, quite good as you stated. Nice surprise here.

Finally, you can't go wrong with Vera Lynn. Such a pure voice and this song is just great!

Ernie said...

Hmmm, I'll have to keep an eye out for the other Kinfolk track.

Pretty sure it's the same Brazilian song, though it may have gotten a new title somehow. I see that a lot with Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. It shows up as Sleigh Bells a lot.