Saturday, July 29, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 29

Last Saturday of the month, I hope you're out doing something fun instead of sitting in front of your computer downloading Christmas music. But just in case, here's eleven more tracks for you. Another nice batch of stuff, hopefully something you can add to your favorites list.

1. The Rave-Ups-The Night Before Christmas (Hey Baby)
2. Father Dave-Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. Hal Redekop-Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
4. The Raftsmen-The Frozen Logger
5. University Of Massachusetts Studio Concert Band, Conducted By Jeff Holmes-Winter Festival Pak: Only Santa Knows
6. Monnajean McIlwain, Lucille Cowden Kazee-Accompanist-Oh, Holy Night
7. Paul Belanger-How Rudolph Got His Name
8. Ray Stevens-Santa Claus Is Watching You
9. Monk Oaner-Sometimes In Winter (Minus Drums)
10. Marching Chiefs-Florida State University-Parade Of Carols (Medley Of Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Joy To The World And Oh Come Oh (SIC) Ye Faithful)
11. Jan DeGaetani, Mezzo-Soprano & Gilbert Kalish, Piano-A Christmas Carol

Download and enjoy!


Friday, July 28, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 28

So close to the end now, I think I can smell it. Another ten tracks today, including some that I'm sure will make the best of. I don't want to spoil it for you by telling you which ones those are, but I'm sure you can figure it out. Here's the list, give it a once over, or just download it without peeking.

1. 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): Departure
2. The Vanguard Singers-Here We Go A-Caroling
3. Jenny Michaels, Vocals & Guitar With Rhythm Band-Snowflakes
4. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Masters In This Hall
5. Sy Mann At The Lowrey-Winter Wonderland
6. Diane Leslie-Christmas Song
7. Jerry Murad's Harmonicats-Nutcracker Suite
8. Iroquois Junior Public School Primary & Senior Choirs, Choir Director-Shirley Munroe-O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Stanley Holloway-Arranged And Conducted By Arthur Lief-Sam's Christmas Pudding
10. Popular Photography-Skis On Snow

Good stuff I tell you!


Thursday, July 27, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 27

Getting pretty close to the end here, but I've still got a pile of music up my sleeve. Only eight tracks today, but they're really long ones, some of the longest tracks I've shared all season, and all bundled up together.

1. Singing Francine, Music By Charlie's Roots-Hurray Hurrah
2. Kaye Ballard-Park Avenue Christmas
3. James Kenney And The Merry Orchestra-The Nutcracker
4. Marais And Miranda With The Pardo Ancient Instrument Ensemble-A Legend Of St. Nicholas (French)
5. Amy Grant-A Night To Remember/Luke 2:1-20
6. Alice Day-Medley: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Lord Buckley-Scrooge
8. Kawaiahao Church Choir-Narration By Rev. Abraham K. Akaka, Pastor-Halleluia Chorus

Very eclectic, too, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what's in this pile. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 26

Only five months until Boxing Day! Hope you're almost ready! In the meantime, here are ten more tracks to add to the complete collection.

1. The Four Lads-Things We Did Last Summer
2. Beaumont Family-Sledd Ride
3. Harry Koenig-White Christmas
4. Six Fat Dutchmen Under The Direction Of H. Loeffelmacher-Winter Snow Waltz
5. Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band-Santa Claus Blues
6. Marais And Miranda With The Pardo Ancient Instrument Ensemble-The Sheep Under The Snow (Celtic)
7. Sidnee Curtis, Soprano-Women's Chorus-Berkeley Chamber Singers-Alden Gilchrist, Organ And Conductor-Christmas Carol
8. Bobby Lester & The Moonglows-Hey Santa Claus-Live
9. The University Of Texas Longhorn Band-Glenn A. Richter, Director-My Favorite Things
10. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Silent Night

That should hold you until tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 25

Big day today, it's now five months until Christmas Day! It may seem like a long time, but it will be here before you know it. Maybe if you start shopping now, you can find something nice to buy for me. A good place to start is my DISCOGS wishlist. Lots of great records in there that you may already have in your collection, all you have to do it send them to me. They'll look great in the background of my next Hoarders episode. :) Anyhow, I've got a whopping ten tracks for you today, what can I say, I was feeling generous. Gotta be something in there that you'll enjoy.

1. Sammy Kaye With The New Kayedets-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
2. Marlene VerPlanck-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. Robert Frost-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
4. Hap Palmer With The Young Peoples Chorus-We Wish You A Merry Christmas-Vocal
5. Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin-Joachim Ngoi-Siku Kuu (Holy Night)
6. The Vanguard Singers-Take Time
7. Marais And Miranda With The Pardo Ancient Instrument Ensemble-The Rumble Drum (Flemish)
8. Iroquois Junior Public School Primary & Senior Choirs, Choir Director-Shirley Munroe-While Shepherds Watched
9. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Let There Be Peace On Earth
10. Jenson Publications-O, Christmas Tree-Excerpt

See anything you like? I hope so. Come back tomorrow for more!


Monday, July 24, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 24

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down. Not that it's raining, but that popped into my head for a Monday. Anyhow, a huge nine tracks for you today because I can see the end of the month from here and I think I can afford to splurge a little. I need to do a better count, but I think we're gonna have a good little run here through the end. Wish I could have been more generous the rest of the month, but there just aren't that many tracks in the pile this year. Maybe 2024, we'll see. So what's actually in the share today?

1. Czech Film Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Vaclav Neumann-January (At The Hearth)
2. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Joy To The World
3. Hap Palmer-What A World We'd Have If Christmas Lasted All Year Long-Vocal
4. Roberta Sherwood With The Malcolm Dodds Singers And Orchestra-Go Tell It On The Mountain
5. Father Dave-Ave Maria
6. The Shawnee Choir-Earl Willhoite, Director-Richard Lindroth, Accompanist-In Bethlehem
7. Red Garter-Sleigh Ride
8. Monk Oaner-Sometimes In Winter
9. Jo Wilder, Gino Conforti, Joe Ross And Company-Twelve Days To Christmas

Interesting stuff, for sure. Only a few repeats from previous years, and all pretty good stuff. Here's a link, have a good one. Don't let this Monday get you down.


Sunday, July 23, 2023

Christmas In July 2023-Part 23

Happy Sunday to ya! Glad you could take a few minutes out of your busy weekend to grab a few new Christmas songs. Hope there's something in there you enjoy. If so, leave me a note so I know what you like. Maybe I have more. Maybe I just like to get comments. You be the judge. Here's a list so you aren't downloading blind.

1. Timothy Angel And Robert Fowkes (Trebles) With Malcolm Archer, Organist And Master Of The Choristors Bristol Cathedral-Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
2. Bill Cosby-Christmas Time
3. The Vanguard Singers-Little Baby Boy
4. Instructed By Ed Durlacher-Music By The Top Hands-Jingle Bells-Instructions
5. The Ringing Belles-Rachael Kuivinen, Director-Coventry Carol
6. Iroquois Junior Public School Primary & Senior Choirs, Choir Director-Shirley Munroe-In Dulci Jubilo
7. Robert Frost-Fire And Ice
8. K-tel-Silent Night

Look good? Enjoy!