Friday, December 11, 2020

18-Instrumental Christmas 2

It's been a few days since the last one, so here's a new installment of instrumental Christmas favorites. I've snuck in a few organ and chime records, which I told myself I wasn't going to do, but there are just so many of them I can't help myself. If you don't like them, you can pick them out like the celery in your salad, and you won't even get ranch dressing on your fingers. There are some really interesting selections in here, including appearances from Django Reinhardt, Anton Karas, Mantovani and even The Three Suns! And did someone ask for some whistling? Got it! Marimbas? Got it! Your best bet here? Joe Loco!  Listen and see.  Please enjoy this collection of vintage 78s, care of The Internet Archive, the same folks who brought you the Wayback Machine.

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8 comments:

JT Griffith said...

These are awesome. thanks. Do you have the Richard Himber 78 of "Winter Wonderland". I'd love a share by song title if you are looking for a new way to mix it up. Thanks again for doing this every year.

Buster said...

Oh, I see. You have lured us in, and now you are breaking out the Ken Griffin and Robert Rheims records.

Raven176 said...

pairs well with the first.
Thanks,

Ernie said...

JT-Not familiar with that name, you'd have to check the Internet Archive and see if it's available. And I'm trying to avoid putting too many of the same title in any given share, though I did do an all-Jingle Bells one a few days ago. I think it was the title I had the most versions and variations of.

Buster-I went a long time without downloading any organ and chime stuff, but then I gave into temptation in the last month or so. Sorry... It could have been so much worse.

Raven-Thanks, I think there's a third version worth of stuff in the pile, we'll see.

Thank you all for the comments, glad you found something worth listening to.

petlod said...

Many of my holiday favorites are instrumental, so I'm excited for this second batch. Thanks, Ernie!

David Federman said...

You're on a roll. This is a wonderful potpourri.

By the way, a post dedicated to greatest secular holiday song between "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," is a great idea. The Internet Archive is loaded with them. One of the best is Fred Waring's 1948 recording for Decca (his later recordings suck). The rarest is Chick Bullock's, which IA has in a terrible transfer. I've been searching for a decent-sounding version for years. In any case, the song was as big as "White Christmas." Bert Ambrose, Richard Himber, Ted Weems, Harry Leader, Freddy Martin are just a few who recorded this wonderful song in 1934 when it was written. The version you supplied to great. Please give this idea some thought. Meanwhile, thanks aplenty.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ernie for all your hard work this year. Great collections. Tops for me are these instrumental collections. Never can have enough of these for just background favorites. Bryan

Ernie said...

Thanks so much for the comments. For some reason, this appears to be the most popular share so far. Maybe it got linked from somewhere, I dunno. Maybe y'all just like the instrumentals. :)