Saturday, July 01, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 1

And now it's time to get this party started! After yesterday's quick prelude, I'm happy to start Christmas In July for 2023. It's a daily dose of Christmas music that's taken from non-Christmas albums. Hard to find this stuff, and that's why I began to collect such things. It's frequently things that you aren't going to find anywhere else (though some ringers do occasionally slip in). As you know, I love Christmas music, and the more obscure the better. These tracks are usually things that you aren't going to hear on the radio and you'll probably have a hard time finding them to stream anywhere. It's just a few tracks a day, but it will add up to quite the collection by the end of the month. If something strikes your fancy, please leave me a little comment so I know what you enjoyed. Here's the list of what's in the share for this first installment.

1. Kathy Lecinski-I Love The Winter
2. Red Garter-Winter Wonderland
3. State Radio Orchestra Of The U.S.S.R.-Conducted By Samuel Samosud-Children's Chorus Under Direction Of V. Sokolov-Winter Holiday (Children's Suite): Evening Around The Stove
4. Marni Nixon-Orchestral Accompaniments By Ed Jurey-Funny Little Snowman
5. The Ray Bryant Trio-Greensleeves
6. Czech Film Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Vaclav Neumann-November (Troika)

And as usual, here's a link for the download. Follow the link, download the file, and give it a listen. I'll be back with more tomorrow! Hope you're having a good July so far.


Friday, June 30, 2023

Thanksgiving in June 2023-Part 1

Good day, and welcome to the occasional series of Thanksgiving music at the very end of June! I've got six tracks for you from four different records. If you don't know what's going on here, then you'd be well advised to come back tomorrow and I'll explain much, much more. But in the meantime, have a go at these tracks.

1. Hap Palmer With The Children's Chorus-Things I'm Thankful For-Vocal
2. All-City Choir-Susan Van Dyck, Chairman-Nancy Ferguson, Coordinator-Come Praise The Lord/For Thy Gracious Blessing
3. Instructed By Ed Durlacher-Music By The Top Hands-Turkey In The Oven-Instructions
4. Music By The Top Hands-Turkey In The Oven-Music Only
5. Hap Palmer-Things I'm Thankful For-Instrumental
6. Kathy Lecinski-Old Tom Turkey

Oh, and go buy a larger hard drive...


Sunday, June 25, 2023

Merry Christmas And A Half!

Well, it's been almost six months since I last checked in around here. Hope you are all doing well. As you may remember, it's my birthday, which just happens to be halfway between last Christmas and next Christmas. I don't always get the chance to celebrate, but this year is a little different. After the season ended in January, I still had lots of Christmas spirit in my head, so I started ripping music. After about four months, I found that I had a metric ton of Christmas music in the can, so I decided to make a sampler for you. It's tracks from albums that I've ripped for possible sharing come Christmas 2023. Some of these albums may turn out to be on CD or on streaming services, so don't count on seeing everything this winter, but I hope to share a lot of it. There's something in here for everyone, I promise. Apologies for the ugly cover, I was in a hurry and inspiration never struck like I was hoping. For the curious, here's a list of the 117 (!) tracks I've included, one from each LP I had ripped when I went hunting a couple months ago.

1. Carolyn Watts (The Country Organist)-Carolyn's Intro
2. Happy Organ-The Chipmunk Song
3. Haskell Cooley-Pictures Of Christmas
4. The Belmonts-The Annual Animal Christmas Ball
5. Freddy Cole-Jingles (The Christmas Cat)
6. Mala Powers-The Animals' Christmas (Star Window #9)
7. Los Diplomaticos-Cha Cha Cha De La Navidad
8. The Janz Team-Away In A Manger
9. High Spirits, Past And Present-A Christmas Round
10. Nancy Ramos-Donde Esta San Nicolas
11. Marie Frances-Christmas In Killarney
12. The Jay Welch Chorale And The Utah Symphony Orchestra-Burgundian Carol
13. Freddy Fender-Santa! Don't Pass Me By
14. Bob Piper-The Warm Sounds Of Christmas
15. Billy Walker-Kettles And Bells
16. Royal Choral Society-Shakespeare's Carol
17. Paul Meisser-O Du Fröhliche
18. Los Voces Blancas-Santa Claus No Tarda
19. Levis Bouliane Et Ses Blue Stars-Vocal: Claudette Garand-Père Noël, Veux-Tu Danser?
20. Philip J. Cartwright-There's A Song In The Air
21. New Hope Singers International-Joy To The World
22. The Four Suns-Home For Holidays
23. Zimmers & Whitaker-Tonight We Trim The Tree
24. Bob Gibson-Talking Skier
25. Oscar Brand With The Ski Bums-Ballad Of The Snow Bunny
26. The Organ Orchestra-You're All I Want For Christmas
27. John Valby-Christmas Castle
28. The Epic Choir-Good King Wenceslas
29. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires-Christmas Bells
30. Marty Merchant-Santa Won't You Be My Baby
31. The World Vision Korean Orphan Choir-Birthday Of The King
32. Gerard Lenorman-Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant
33. Anthony Mawer-Snowmobile
34. The Celebrity Bowling All-Pin Chorale-Jingle Bells
35. Paul & Nancy Steffen-The Holly And The Ivy
36. Winifred Smith-'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime
37. Jim Smith Of Detroit-The First Noel
38. Lucien Hetu-Dans L'Temps Des Fêtes
39. Roberto Perera & Juan Areco-Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
40. Fernand Gignac-Royaume Du Bonhomme Hiver
41. Don Patterson-Merry Christmas Baby
42. McGuffey Lane-It's Hot This Christmas
43. Kofi-God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
44. Walt Harper-Twinkle, Twinkle Little Me
45. Carlos Salzedo-Catalan Carol (Fum, Fum, Fum)
46. The United States Navy Band-Snow Scene
47. Leslie Crowther-The Christmas Story-Part 8
48. The Southern California Mormon Choir-The Coventry Carol
49. The Unkalung Choir-Come On, Ring Those Bells
50. Graciela Rivera-Dormi, Dormi O Bel Bambino
51. John Gart-Sleighride
52. Golden Strings-Selections From The Nutcracker Suite
53. The Hollywood Pops Orchestra-Conducted By William Loose-Toyland - March Of The Toys
54. Milt Hinton-Ralph Sutton-Gus Johnson-Jim Galloway-Santa Claus Came In The Spring
55. Anna-Lena Lofgren & Artur Erikson-Jag Drömmer Om En Jul Hemma (White Christmas)
56. Rene Simard Et Les Disciples De Massenet-Voila Que Revient Le Pere Noel
57. Charles Aznavour-Christmas Eve In A Gambling Town
58. Sacha Distel-Noël A Bethleem
59. The Rhodes Kids-Santa Loves Rock 'N' Roll Music
60. The Mark III-Deck The Halls (Mayfair Greeting)
61. Bobby Grove-Christmas
62. Frank Luther-Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
63. Bill Pearce-Carolling, Carolling
64. Greg Buchanan-O Come All Ye Faithful
65. David Axelrod-Hallelujah
66. Hilding Halvarson-I Wonder As I Wander
67. Milford Myhre-Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
68. Sylvia Woods-Twelve Days Of Christmas-Deck The Halls
69. Guy Lemaire-Le Bonhomme Hiver (Frosty The Snowman)
70. Leonard Feather And Ralph Burns And Their Orchestras-Donner
71. Ralph And Red-Nuttin' For Christmas
72. La Famille Demers-Le Reel Du Père Noël
73. Walt Jacobs-Going Sledding At North Pole
74. Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones-All I Want For Christmas Is You
75. Vera Lynn-The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
76. Hard Call Xmas-My Christmas Bells (Vocals)
77. Peter Ecklund And The Howard Fishman Quartet-It's Christmas Time Again
78. The Magic Organ-Blue Christmas
79. Ulla Bach-Det Kimer Nu Til Julefest
80. John Littleton-Noël Louisianais
81. Danniebelle-Go Tell It On The Mountain
82. Hagood Hardy-Winter Time
83. Meg Bussert-I Love Christmas In New York
84. Edmund Francis-Carol Of The Bells-We Three Kings
85. Carlene Davis-Give Love On Christmas Day
86. Unknown Artists-O Little Town Of Bethlehem
87. Gordon Slater-Santa Claus Is Coming
88. Los Violines De Pego-Felicidades
89. Joe Longstreth-John Escosa-Carol Of Love
90. The Golden Orchestra & Singers-The Jolly Gent Who Jingles (Is Good Old Santa Claus)
91. The Organ Masters-Welcome Christmas-What's New About Christmas This Year-Happy Holiday
92. Terry Baxter-His Orchestra And Chorus-Here We Come A-Caroling
93. Cincinnati Symphony Members-Jingle Bells
94. Christine Wyrtzen-Reason For The Season
95. Mary Strang-Wee Robin's Yule Song
96. Perry Roberts-There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays
97. Alba Rosa Castro-Feliz Navidad
98. The Salvation Army New York Staff Band-The Joy Of Christmas
99. Coral Willys-Boas Festas
100. Stanley Adams And The Chicken Flickers-The Eight Days Of Chanukah
101. The Honolulu Boy Choir-Makahiki, The Christmas Menehune
102. The Plunketts-The Hawaiian Christmas Song
103. Raine Hrovat-The Christmas Waltz
104. The Choral Poincianas-Christmas Prayer
105. Claudio Ferrer-Santo Nombre De Jesús
106. Reggie LaFaye-O Holy Night
107. The Mini Pops-Have Yourselves A Merry Little Christmas
108. The New York Giants-All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
109. The Phil Woods Quintet-Gifts For The Children
110. Marc Haney-Christmas Song
111. Ozark Bible College-Ukranian Bell Carol
112. Evie-A Tiny Little Baby
113. Lenore Paxton-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
114. John T. Benson III-Monologue 1
115. The Mom And Dads-May You Have A Happy New Year
116. The Rolling Snows-Auld Lang Syne
117. The Trustees Of Mary Baker Eddy-The End

And if getting 117 tracks isn't enough for you, I'm also doing a little test. You can download in MP3 format or FLAC. Surprise! Just a test, so don't get your hopes up for Christmas sharing. It's a real pain to do, but I'm trying it. And all the track tags are just preliminary, so there's not as much detail as I usually put into my shares. Enjoy!