Saturday, July 16, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 29

Another week of gems from 78 RPM records! This is week 29, and I've got 29 more sides to share. Not sure how long I can keep this pace up, but if the IA will keep cooperating, I'll keep trying. Lots of interesting stuff in the pile this week, including some really old goodies. Enjoy this little break from the daily Christmas in July goodies around here, but there'll be more of that to come.


Update-4 Jan 2023-Added tracklist for searching.

1. Robert Rheims, Organ, Chimes-Away In A Manger; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2. Peerless Quartette-Come Along To Toy Town (From "Everything")
3. George Hamilton Green-Dance Of The Toy Regiment
4. Erwin Hartung And Boys Chorus With Orchestra-Eine Muh, Eine Maeh (A Mooh, A Mhaye) (A Rendez-vous Of Christmas Toys)
5. The B.B.C. Chorus-Conducted By Joseph Lewis-Berkeley Mason At The Organ-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas Hymn)
6. The Cats And The Fiddle With Singing-Hep Cats' Holiday
7. Mindy Carson With Charles Hale And His Orchestra-I Want A Television Christmas A World Of Magic All My Own
8. Slim And Slam-It's Gettin Kinda Chilly
9. Prince's Orchestra With Contralto Solo And Male Quartette-Memories Of Christmas-Part 1 "The Village Church"
10. Paulette Rollin Et Chorale-Mon Beau Sapin
11. Eddie Barclay & Son Orchestre De Danse-Noël Blanc (White Christmas) (Tiré Du Film: "White Christmas")
12. Frank And James McCravy-Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. Bolshoi Theater Orchestra-Conductor N. Golovanov-Polonaise-From The Opera "Christmas Eve"
14. Tune Toppers-Toni Winston-George Young-Santa Found A Little Lamb
15. Bing Crosby-Silent Night
16. Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra, Vocal Refrain By Vaughn Monroe And The Moon Maids-The Jolly Old Man In The Bright Red Suit (And The Whiskers On His Chin)
17. Trudy Richards-Orchestra Conducted By Joe Lipman-The Winter Waltz (Adapted From "The Skaters-Waltz")
18. Jerry Colonna With Orchestra Directed By Paul Sells-Too Fat For The Chimney
19. Danny Kaye And Patty Andrews With Vic Schoen And His Orchestra-(All I Want For Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth
20. Victor Herbert's Orchestra-Personally Directed By Victor Herbert-Danse Arabe
21. Ken Griffin At The Organ-Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)
22. Conway's Band-Pat Conway, Conductor-More Candy
23. Taylor Trio (Violin, 'Cello, Piano)-O Christmas Tree (O Tannebaum)
24. De John Sisters-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Ray Ellis-The Only Thing I Want For Christmas (Is Just To Keep The Things That I've Got)
25. Stepping Tones-Winter Wonderland (2 Bar Intro. And 1 Chorus (32 Bars) Met. Beat 132)
26. Charles R. Cronham On Chimes, Marble Church, N.Y.C.-A Joyous Christmas Song
27. Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Miklos Rozsa-Terror On The Ski Run (From The Picture Produced By David O. Selznick
28. Richard Keys Biggs-Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
29. Bill Kenny Of The Ink Spots And The Song Spinners With Choir And Orchestra Directed By Leonard Joy-Ave Maria

Friday, July 15, 2022

The Second Best From Christmas In July Past-Part 5

Time for another installment of the second-best songs from Christmas in July of years' past. Don't let that deter you, it's still great music that you'll enjoy for seasons to come. I've been listening to these collections for months now, and there are plenty of tracks that I can't believe I left off of the best-of collections for the year I first shared them. I'm sure I had my reasons for doing so at the time, but for many of the songs I couldn't tell you what those reasons were. Download these collections now, you never know when they may disappear from the internet, and listen to them come Christmas. You'll be glad you did!

1. Ruby Murray-Christmas In Killarney
2. Ralph Carmichael-The New Hallelujah
3. The Vocal Majority-The Secret Of Christmas
4. Ray Anthony-The Toy Trumpet
5. The Rift Valley Academy Chorale-Silent Night
6. Pete Rugolo-Jingle Bells Mambo
7. The Ringers On-The-Green-Deck The Halls
8. Richard Robinson-On A Christmas Night
9. Pete King-Winter Wonderland
10. Janeen Brady-The Very Best Part Of Christmas Time
11. Ramsey Lewis Trio-Greensleeves
12. The Re'Generation-Do You Hear What I Hear?
13. Ralph Burns-Blue Holiday
14. Roberta Sherwood-Children, Go Where I Send Thee
15. Shorty Rogers-Saturnian Sleigh Ride
16. Rusty Warren-Out In The Cold Again
17. Regina Music Box-O Tannenbaum
18. Sammy Davis, Jr.-The Christmas Song
19. Sammy Nestico-Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
20. Robert A. Choate, Richard C. Berg, Lee Kjelson, Eugene W. Troth & Children's Choir-The Cat In The Snow
21. Percy Faith-Be A Santa
22. Razzberry Reynolds-Snowman Polka
23. The Saint Andrew Singers-Fum, Fum, Fum
24. The Gooding Band Organ-I Saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus
25. Richard Gray-Christmas Up To Date
26. Robert Maxwell-Moonlight In Vermont
27. Osie Johnson's All-Stars-Blues For The Camels
28. Ralph Marterie-Lonely Winter
29. The Tetrachords-White Christmas
30. Bing Crosby-On The Very First Day Of The Year


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Christmas In July 2022-Part 9

Almost to the halfway mark of the month, and I'm a little over halfway through my pile of songs to share. I may have figured this out wrong. Hope I can make it to the end of the month, but that's weeks away, no need to worry now.

1. A Spotless Rose by St. Olaf Choir-Kenneth Jennings, Director-Soloist: Robert Smith from Sing For Joy (St. Olaf Records E-269, Stereo). Somehow I doubt that the soloist here is the same guy as sings lead for The Cure, but maybe.

2. From The Nutcracker Suite "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" by Portsmouth Sinfonia-Conductor: John Farley from the LP Portsmouth Sinfonia Plays The Popular Classics (Columbia KC 33049, Stereo, 1973). I like all kinds of stuff, some good, some bad. But this...

3. He Is Born by The Choir Of The First Presbyterian Church Of Dearborn, Alexander J. Turco-Organist And Director, from Carols And Anthems (No Label H-1496/1497, Mono, 1967). That's Dearborn, Michigan, for those of you who aren't from the US. Near Detroit.

4. Winter-Edit by Armando Trovajoli-Sung By Michele Mattera from Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Warner Bros W 1552, Mono, 1964). Soundtrack stuff. I think it says 'Edit' because I cut the Winter part out of a longer medley of unrelated stuff. I hope I did that correctly, but we'll likely never know.

5. Smiling In Winter by Spoons from Arias & Symphonies (A&M SP-4920, Stereo, 1982). I think this is another of those three records I found all together in a Goodwill bin in St. Pete.

And that's it for the regular songs. The rest of this is production music sounds.

6. Toy Time B from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 13 (William B. Tanner Company TRS V-A Disc 13, Stereo)

7. Orchestrated Pattern (Christmas) (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen) from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 31-Wild Work Parts (Media General TRS V-A/D-31, Stereo).

8. Christmas Caring C from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 6 (William B. Tanner Company TRS Vol A Disc 6, Stereo).

9. January Clearance-Tag from New TTS Production Music Tracks #3317 (William B. Tanner Company 3317, Stereo).

10. We've Got Gifts Galore And So Much More For Christmas-Vocal from The Great Christmas And Special Events Production Library-Disc 7 (Airforce Broadcast Services Disc 7, Stereo, 1984).

More great stuff. Hope you're enjoying the shares!


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Christmas In July 2010-Redux


Time to revisit Christmas in July 2010! As I've been doing this month, I went through and updated some of the tracks with newer rips and higher bitrates, as well as substituting stereo copies where I might have originally used mono versions. It's still the same listening experience, but maybe it sounds a little better now. There's a text file in the download that tells you what I changed. Looking at the tracklist, it was another good year, with lots of great songs that I can still recall being excited to find. I first shared this collection during the Christmas season of 2011, but I'm bringing it back now, almost eleven years later. Enjoy!

01. Brook Benton-Go Tell It On The Mountain
02. Dickie Goodman-Santa And The Satellite, Part 1
03. Paul Whiteman & Orchestra With Jack Teagarden & Johnny Mercer-Christmas Night In Harlem
04. The Bellwethers-Ukranian Carol Of The Bells
05. Julius La Rosa-We Need A Little Christmas
06. Hal Mooney And His Orchestra-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
07. The Bill Shepherd Singers-Christmas In Killarney
08. The Daughters Of The Cross-Mary's Little Boy Child
09. Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra-My Favorite Things
10. Richard Robinson & William Reeve-Jingles, The Christmas Clown
11. Matt Dennis-White Christmas
12. Jo Ann Castle-Skater's Boogie
13. Johnny Winter-Please Come Home For Christmas
14. The Gooding Band Organ-A Little Boy's Christmas
15. The Dunster Dunces-Winter
16. Gaylord Carter-Jingle Bells
17. Dickie Goodman-Santa And The Satellite, Part 2
18. Dimitri Tiomkin-Toy Trumpet March; Christmas Morning
19. Sammy Davis, Jr. And Carmen McRae-Baby It's Cold Outside
20. Fred Karlin-Christmas
21. Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson-Winter Wonderland
22. The Jackie Davis Trio-The Christmas Song
23. John Klein-Hanukkah Song
24. The Kennedy Space Center Chorus-We Can't Go Wrong
25. Richard Ellsasser-Sleigh Ride
26. Teresa Brewer-Jingle Bell Rock
27. The Paul Mauriat Orchestra-The Little Drummer Boy
28. Irving Fields And His Trio-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
29. Hugo Winterhalter-A Marshmallow World
30. Frank Sinatra-White, The Young In Heart
31. Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians-Let Us All Sing Auld Lang Syne


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Second Best From Christmas In July Past-Part 4


Time for another deep dive into past versions of Christmas in July, and come back up with a selection of tracks that weren't good enough to make the best-of collection for their year. That doesn't mean they aren't good, it just means they weren't good enough. I hope you're enjoying these collections, they certainly make for some good Christmas listening.

1. The Parris Mitchell Voices-We Need A Little Christmas
2. Percy Faith-Brazilian Sleigh Bells
3. Raffi-Must Be Santa
4. Pupi Prado-Toyland
5. Ogden Nash-The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus
6. Monchito-The Merry Merengue
7. Simon And Garfunkel-7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
8. The New Yorkers-Choo Choo Train Polka
9. Pete Brady-Winter's Night
10. LeRoy Holmes-Good King Wenceslas
11. Procol Harum-A Christmas Camel
12. Nick Venet-Skiing Holiday
13. Pat Shannon-She Makes Me Warm
14. Nelson Riddle-June In January
15. Peter Schilling-Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
16. The New York Percussion Trio-Jingle Bells Samba
17. The Smothers Brothers-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
18. Polly Bergen-The Things We Did Last Summer
19. Mogens Ellegaard-Sleigh Ride
20. Pete Seeger-Chanukah, Oh, Chanukah
21. Nickelodeon-Winter Wonderland
22. Pearl Bailey-Baby, It's Cold Outside
23. Paul McCoy-Greensleeves
24. James Walker-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
25. Paul Reed-That Man Over There
26. Dick Schrum-Chestnuts On The Open Fire
27. Morton Gould-November "Troika"
28. The Kingston Trio-Tell It On The Mountain
29. New London Trio-Conventry Carol
30. Olatunji!-Odun De! Odun De! (Happy New Year)


Christmas In July 2022-Part 8

 Still adding to your Christmas collection, here's part eight!

1. Snow by Harpers Bizarre from Anything Goes (Warner Bros WS 1716, Stereo, 1967). I didn't know until recently that there was another vintage version of this Randy Newman classic out there. Thanks to Discogs, I know now.

2. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year by Dennis Farnon And His Orchestra from Caution! Men Swinging (RCA Victor LSP-1495, Stereo, 1958). Classic goodness from the mother label.

3. Fum, Fum, Fum by The Calvin Handbell Ringers-Robert Ivey, Director from the LP Joyful Bells (Omnisound N-1014 (from The First Presbyterian Church, Red Bank, New Jersey), Stereo, 1977). This is actually one of the earliest Christmas carols I can remember. We had it on some budget labels collection, so I didn't know it was something that other people didn't know. I think it's from Spain originally.

4. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Bobby Troup from The Distinctive Style Of Bobby Troup (Bethlehem BCP-35, Mono, 1955). I first saw a record with this song maybe 15 years ago in a rather expensive record store. I wanted it, but wasn't going to pay their prices for just the one song. Discogs to the rescue. You can find more Bobby Troup at my friend Buster's other blog, the one that few people seem to know about or at least acknowledge.

5. Moonlight In Vermont by Willie Rodriguez With Chuck Sagle And His Orchestra from the album Anyone Can Play Bongos (Epic BN 583, Stereo, 1960). Wow, bongos!

And everything else in the pile today is production music...

6. Gifts Of Love From Far And Near-Vocal from The Great Christmas And Special Events Production Library-Disc 7 (Airforce Broadcast Services Disc 7, Stereo, 1984)

7. Pre-Holiday Sale-Instrumental Version 1 from New TTS Production Music Tracks #3425 (William B. Tanner Company 3425, Stereo).

8. Pre Season Sale-Donut from New TTS Production Music Tracks #3317 (William B. Tanner Company 3317, Stereo).

9. Orchestrated Pattern (Christmas) (Adeste Fideles) from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 31-Wild Work Parts (Media General TRS V-A/D-31, Stereo).

10. Friendly Feeling from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 13 (Willaim B. Tanner Company TRS V-A Disc 13, Stereo.)

And that's it for now. I hope you're enjoying these little radio bits as much as I enjoyed finding them. I expect to see them popping up on people's Christmas comps come December. Just don't forget to send me a copy and let me know you found them interesting enough to use. I love to see my shares get used somewhere by someone who appreciates them. Thanks for visiting today, and enjoy the music!


Monday, July 11, 2022

Christmas In July 2022-Part 7

We're moving on now, up to part seven already. Still got a ways to go, though, so be sure to keep checking back for more. In the meantime, here's the next batch of Christmas music from non-Christmas albums for you.

1. Jeg Er Saa Glad (I Am So Glad) by St. Olaf Choir-Kenneth Jennings, Director from the album Sing For Joy (St. Olaf Records E-269, Stereo). One of the most recent things I've recorded this month, I just finished this one up Sunday morning. In fact, I think there are only a couple more songs I need to record, unless I happen to find something else. I was prepared this year.

2. On This Day Unto Us A Child Is Born (Ps. 98) by University Of Miami Concert Choir Under The Direction Of Donald Oglesby, Ricky Hardy-Organist, Pianist, Soloist-Skip Sanders, from the LP Alleluia-Sing With New Songs (World Library Publications 7912 (Side 2: Christmas), Stereo, 1981). Like the last LP, this one featured a whole side of Christmas music. That makes the volume of stuff I'm sharing look bigger than it really is. But it's still good stuff.

3. Winter Blues Bossa Nova by Bent Fabric from his LP Operation Lovebirds (Atco SD 33-202, Stereo, 1967). A rerun, I think, but now in stereo.

4. Snowin' In Brooklyn by Ferron from Shadows On A Dime (Penknife/Lucy/Redwood LR004, Stereo, 1984). No idea who this is, but I do remember the day I found it at a Goodwill store in St. Pete. There were three random records in a row, all with a song I could use during Christmas in July. Not sure how that happens, but it's nice when it does.

And now the rest of the tracks are production music for you. If that doesn't mean anything to you, these are short tracks designed to be used at a radio station as programming aides.

5. Deck The Halls (Logo) from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 13 (Willaim B. Tanner Company TRS V-A Disc 13, Stereo.)

6. Christmas Feeling A from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 6 (William B. Tanner Company TRS Vol A Disc 6, Stereo).

7. Orchestrated Pattern (Christmas) (Joy To The World) from Trendsetter Volume A Disc 31-Wild Work Parts (Media General TRS V-A/D-31, Stereo).

8. January Clearance-Intro from New TTS Production Music Tracks #3317 (William B. Tanner Company 3317, Stereo).

9. Pre Season Sale-Intro from New TTS Production Music Tracks #3317 (William B. Tanner Company 3317, Stereo).

10. Pre-Holiday Sale-Tag from New TTS Production Music Tracks #3425 (William B. Tanner Company 3425, Stereo).

Huh, I seem to have pulled two of those jingles from the same LP. Sorry about that, I try to avoid such things. Oh well, tomorrow will be better. Hope there's something in the pile you can enjoy!


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Christmas In July 2009-Redux

Another reissue here, this time of a compilation of tracks originally shared during Christmas In July 2009. A great selection of goodies, at least some of which you have probably never heard before. A couple of ringers in there, I believe, but mostly rare stuff. As before, I've dropped in newer rips and stereo versions of things where I was able, so hopefully this collection sounds better than ever. There's a text file in the download that lists what I changed. Enjoy!

1. The Weavers-Santa Claus Is Coming (It's Almost Day)
2. John Klein, Orchestra And Chorus By Leo Addeo-Sweet Nutcracker!
3. Perry Como With The London Boy Singers-Christmas Dream
4. 101 Strings-Ski Run
5. Larry Chesky And His Orchestra-Sun Valley Polka
6. Johnny Dyno-Jingle Bells-Polka
7. Tom T. Hall-Christmas Is
8. Skitch Henderson, His Piano And Orchestra-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
9. The McGuire Sisters With Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs-Children's Holiday
10. The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Conducted By George Barati-Mele Kalikimaka
11. Roger Miller-Footprints In The Snow
12. The Duluth Accordionaires, Directed By John Copiskey-Brazilian Sleigh Bells
13. Lockhart Cougar Chorus-Will The Real Santa Please Stand Up
14. The Merrill Staton Voices-That Man Over There
15. David Rose And His Orchestra-The Sad, Sad Rocking Horse
16. Eddie Albert-Let There Be Peace On Earth
17. Fay McKay-Twelve Daze Of Christmas
18. Dick Shawn, Arranged And Conducted By Milton DeLugg-My Favorite Things
19. Jane Morgan-The Marvelous Toy
20. Anna Russell With Eugene Rankin And Arthur Hoberman-Let Us Hang The Holly
21. The Ray Charles Singers-A Toy For A Boy
22. Jack Shaindlin Conducting The Cinerama Symphony Orchestra-Hup-Sa-Sa
23. Leroy Anderson-Song Of The Bells
24. Merle Haggard-Blue Christmas
25. Kurt Wege & His Orchstra-Sleigh Ride
26. Ernie Maxwell-The Bells Of St. Mary
27. Esquivel, His Piano And His Orchestra-Snowfall
28. Ray Bohr-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
29. Polyphon Music Box-Silent Night
30. Jimmy Soul-Rockin' Santa
31. Eddie Lawrence, The Old Philosopher-What Do You Want For Christmas