Saturday, July 22, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 22

A special little conceit today, I just finished ripping all of these tracks in one non-stop session that's ending with me posting them. I usually have things recorded a long time ahead, except for the occasional single track or two I may record in a hurry just to get it up. But all of these records just went on and off of the turntable today to give you fresh new rips. I think four of these albums even came from a single trip to a thrift store a couple weeks ago. Sometimes you go months without finding something to use, and sometimes you're able to load up in a single day. There's no rhyme or reason to it, but it sure is neat when it happens. So let's take a look at what's in the share for today, pretty sure there are a couple of things headed for a future best-of collection.

1. The George Mitchell Choir-Conducted By Robert De Cormier-The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
2. The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Carmen Dragon-Dance Of The Buffoons (From The Snow Maiden)
3. Mike Dinapoli, Piano-Toyland
4. Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson-Winter Wonderland
5. Elaine Stritch-Orchestra Under The Direction Of Deane Kincaide-Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
6. John Fischer With Pam Mark Hall-Mary & Joseph
7. Rick Dees And The Cast Of Idiots-Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

Yep, some good stuff in there, along with a couple of repeats from previous years. You'll enjoy this one, take it along with you in the car today, and cool off a little bit by pretending it's Christmas.


Friday, July 21, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 21

Another day, another few songs. I think the count is up to eight songs today, but they are a bunch of tracks from artists I think I've been sharing all month with you. But it's still good music, right? The end of the month is coming up fast, but I've got a lot more to share with you before we get there.

1. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-In Bethlehem 'Neath Starlit Skies (Wait's Carol)
2. The Shawnee Choir-Earl Willhoite, Director-Richard Lindroth, Accompanist-Soloist: Gertrude Hippler, Soprano-A La Nanita Nana
3. The Vanguard Singers-Put Down Your Guns And Listen!
4. Calls By Don Durlacher-Music By The Top Hands-Jingle Bells-Calls & Music
5. Coryell/Catherine-Father Christmas
6. Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin-Joachim Ngoi-Mbali Kule (Gloria In Excelsis Deo)
7. Iroquois Junior Public School Primary & Senior Choirs, Choir Director-Shirley Munroe-I Saw Three Ships
8. Jenson Publications-Here We Come A'Wassailing

Enjoy the music, and come back tomorrow!


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 20

Time for part 20, are you excited yet? Do you have any favorites? Are you tired of this thing dragging out all month and wish it was over already? Well, not much longer now. Here are the next seven tracks in the series:

1. Father Dave-Oh Come All Ye Faithful
2. Red Garter-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-The Holly And The Ivy
4. 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): March - The Return
5. Marni Nixon-Orchestral Accompaniments By Ed Jurey-Snowflakes
6. Kawaiahao Church Choir-Pola'i E (Silent Night)
7. Kathy Lecinski-The Christmas Bell Story

The track by Kawaiahao Church Choir is from an album that I brought back with me from my trip to New Mexico last year. Only I could find an album by a Hawaiian church group at a Goodwill in Santa Fe, New Mexico, then bring it back to Florida to share with the world. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 19

Time for your 19th nervous breakdown, no, wait, that's not right. Time for your 19th daily installment of Christmas In July music! Yeah, that sound better. Here are seven more tunes to get you a little bit closer to the complete collection.

1. Silver Burdett Company-Shepherds Go With Their Flocks
2. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Dance Of The Reed Flutes
3. The Country Gentlemen-A Cold Wind A' Blowin'
4. Laurindo Almeida-Ave Maria-Guitar Solo
5. The Newport Youth Band Under The Direction Of Marshall Brown-Lemon Drop
6. Conducted By Joseph Brooks-Christmas Song (Montage)
7. Jenson Publications-O, Come All Ye Faithful; Christmas Greetings; Home For The Holidays


Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 18

Another day, another share. You know the drill by now. Here are seven more tracks of Christmas music during the month of July. Man, is it hot out there!

1. Silver Burdett Company-Christmas Lullaby
2. All-City Choir-Susan Van Dyck, Chairman-Nancy Ferguson, Coordinator-Fat Jolly Man
3. Robert Frost-Desert Places
4. Paul Belanger-Old Fashioned Christmas
5. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Il Est NĂ©
6. Iroquois Junior Public School Primary & Senior Choirs, Choir Director-Shirley Munroe-Ding Dong Merrily On High
7. Jenson Publications-The Glory Of Christmas


Monday, July 17, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 17

Sharing seven tracks felt so good yesterday, I think I'm going to keep on doing that for a while. Well, at least until I start to run low on songs, but I think we'll be OK. Got some polka music for you today, another handbell track, and the various other random assorted stuff you keep coming back to hear.

1. Father Dave-Silent Night
2. 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): The Bon-Fire - Song Of The Boys
3. Red Garter-White Christmas
4. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Yuletide Is Here Again
5. Happy Louie And His Polka Band-Candy Candy Polka
6. Richard Robinson-Orchestral Accompaniments By Ed Jurey-On A Christmas Night
7. Johnny Dyno And His New Dynamic Sound-Jingle Bells-Polka



Sunday, July 16, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 16

I believe today marks the halfway point of the month. I hope you're all having a great time, and have found many favorites already. I know I have a good-sized folder of what I think are the best songs of the month. Many years from now, I hope to put them all into a collection and share them with you. In the meantime, you have to download each collection one day at a time and make your own best-of. Here are six, no seven more tracks for you. (Two of them are related, so I felt I had to throw an extra one in there for you today.)

1. Silver Burdett Company-Sleigh Ride
2. Robert Frost-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
3. Robert Frost-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening-Commentary
4. Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin-Joachim Ngoi-Lullaby
5. Iroquois Junior Public School Primary & Senior Choirs, Choir Director-Shirley Munroe-Vespers (Christopher Robin)
6. Jenson Publications-Journey To Bethlehem
7. University Of Massachusetts Studio Concert Band, Conducted By Jeff Holmes-Happiness Is Christmas


If you're new to this Christmas In July series, you may be excited to learn that there are a few years' worth of these collections still available. Looks like you can still download 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022, you just have to walk through each and every day one at a time. I've linked to the first day of each year above, so you can start there. Don't stop until you're sure you've reached the end, some years went on for a lot longer than just a month.