Tuesday, December 01, 2020

07-December

A small selection of songs for you today celebrating the first day of December. I thought I had more songs for this collection, but it just didn't work out that way.  Don't worry, there'll be plenty more stuff coming your way this season, all courtesy of The Internet Archive.  And I do mean lots! But for now, just a small handful.  Enjoy!

MEGA






8 comments:

Buster said...

Thanks! Not to slight the others, but Gordon Jenkins is always welcome.

David Federman said...

Wonderful. My only quibble: I wish you had given several versions of "Spring in December." By the way, look up a song called "Christmas Song in Summer." And look up Vincent Lopez's recording of "Cute as Christmas." In the mean time, thanks for giving my something wortwhile to look forward to this month.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Hm--"Young Peoples Records" should be "Young People's Records," since "people" is already plural. So I'll have to protest your post. But, seriously, cool stuff--I don't think I've ever heard anything on that kiddie label, so I'm eager to get my start. Yes, it is December 1, isn't it? That WOULD explain last night's snowfall!

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Lovely vocal on the Jenkins side, and the Young Peoples sides are practically models for the company-giveaway sides, like Line Material's. I imagine radio was the source for that storytelling format.

Buster said...

Lee - It doesn't snow in Sunny Florida, or so Ernie tells me. However, it does snow in Ohio, to which I can attest by looking out my window.

Ernie said...

Buster-This is the flip side of his Happy New Year song, of which I think I have four versions under his name alone. He must have been particularly proud of it.

David-I can only share what I find at the Archive. And Vincent Lopez doesn't fit the theme, sorry. Maybe later... ;)

Lee-All the YPR stuff is interesting, and they had some big names, like Raymond Scott, maybe you've heard of him. and it's in the 50's outside all of a sudden. I feel like it could snow at any minute. I took a long walk, and when I got home, my fingers couldn't operate the key properly. :(

Thank you all for the comments!

JustaJeepGuy said...

I am no English expert, but I think it's ["Young Peoples Records" should be "Young Peoples' Records"] (I got lost trying to use quotation marks and apostrophes in their proper order so I went with brackets). Anyway, the possessive apostrophe should go on the end of a pluralized-with-an-'S' noun. I think.

Thanks for putting together another share, Ernie!

David Federman said...

Didn't mean to sound snarling. During my Internet Archive rummaging, I found versions of "Spring in December" by Buddy Clark, Beryl Davis, and Vic Damone, among the many versions available there. They're all wonderful and it's a song that deserves revival, especially in light of the same-old, same-old monotony of most Christmas anthologies these days. The IA is a portal to a past with many treasure islands. I advise all current-day "superstars" to visit there before deciding to make another obligatory Christmas album. I also propose a challenge to you, Buster and Lee: imagine a winter world where the season itself took center stage and proved enough to satisfy hearts and souls. In that spirit, I recently listened to Tchaikovsky's First Symphony, "Winter Dreams," and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Speaking of dreamy winter weather, listen to the glorious recording of that song by Bob Chester to be found at IA. Meanwhile, keep the marvels coming. And Ernie fans, take side trips to Lee's and Buster's blogs where the Christmas site-seeing is also marvelous.