Thursday, July 06, 2017

Christmas In July 2017-Day 6

Good news, good news!  I found a whole other box of records marked CiJ (for Christmas in July) that I packed away last year!  The bad news is that only about half the records in the box fit the description, but that's still half a box more than I had before.  Pretty sure there's some good stuff in there, but I forced myself to wait until tomorrow to start pulling records out of it to record.  Still plenty of stuff in the old pile I need to work on.  The records I've already recorded this year don't quite fill up a box, so I've got a long way to go...  Now, onto the records...

1. The Toy Trumpet by The Peter London Orchestra-Arranged And Conducted By Art Harris, from the LP The Sound Of Top Brass (Kapp ML-7500, Mono, 1960).  The first of three tracks I pulled from this album, which featured three different conductors, but oddly enough, all three tracks I pulled were conducted by Art Harris.  This LP appears to have been an entry in their Medallion series of stereo spectaculars, but somehow I wound up with a mono copy and in a re-issue sleeve.  Oh well...

2. Coventry Carol by The Dixie High School Concert Choir, another selection from their album The Dixie H.S. Concert Choir Of 1966-1967 (Dixie High School, Dayton, OH, 19165/19166, Mono, 1967).  Nice to be able to throw in an actual Christmas song once in a while...

3. June In January (From The Paramount Picture "Here Is My Heart") by the world's premier duo-pianists Ferrante & Teicher, taken from the LP The Incomparable Piano Stylings Of Ferrante & Teicher (Sunset SUS-5235, Stereo, 1968).  Always good to hear a little something from these guys.

4. Nativity From King Of Kings by Miklos Rozsa from the clumsily-titled Miklos Rozsa Conducts His Great Themes From Ben-Hur, El Cid, Quo Vadis And King Of Kings (Capitol T 2837, Mono, 1967).  Maybe it sounds better when you're watching the movie, but I didn't really get a feeling of the Nativity from this one.

5. Jingle Bells-Instructions by Ed Durlacher & 6. Jingle Bells-Calls And Music by The Top Hands With Don Durlacher, both from Holiday Dances (Honor Your Partner Records (Educational Activities) 2xLP HYR-20, Mono, 1975).  Because you need to do a little square dancing on your Christmas day!

Another day, another fine batch of music.  Hope you enjoy it!

Zippyshare

8 comments:

Buster said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as square dance Christmas records, but leave it to you to come up with one.

Sounds like you're in a groove (so to speak) with the recordings . . .

Laurie said...

I am so enjoying these, as always. I'm pretty sure it was you who taught me that I can find Christmas music everywhere - I certainly look a little closer when I'm digging! Thanks for all the hard work all these years - you never fail to surprise me!

Ernie said...

Thanks for the comments, folks!

Buster, I've shared out square dance Christmas before, including a whole single of Deck The Halls and a track by famous square dancer Carson Robison, also calling Jingle Bells I think. :)

Laurie, there IS Christmas music everywhere! Stopped at the Goodwill on the way back from Walmart and found a piano version of White Christmas on some private press LP, and a side-long Nutcracker Suite from Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops. Probably had that one already, but not in this cover. Everywhere! :)

John said...

Thanks for doing this. I love your blog and the music is great. Your efforts and kindness are very much appreciated. Sorry to be late to the party. I had some catching up to do!

SRQ said...

You're back! Nice to see you blogging again...and sharing Christmas tunes in July. Excellent!

Ernie said...

You can't hear me blasting the Christmas music through the wall? Right now, it's actually Chanukah music... :)

barba said...

i used to mine the goodwills. 45rpms mostly. (you might call me a "seven inch man".) my big trick was to get about 70 or 80 of them stacked on top of one another (they compact nicely), then carry them to the register with fingers on the bottom and thumbs on the top, and say "how much for this little pile of records?". as often as not, the lady would respond "oh, about a dollar, i guess". you'd think 70 records would form a towering ziggurat, but it's just a dinky little pile. got lots of stuff cheap that way. eventually, most got stolen. somewhere, there are thieves listening to "gilly gilly ossenfeffer katzenellen bogen by the sea" and such.

George Birch said...

They even took the 45s eh? You must live in my neighbourhood, where I see VHS tapes for sale on the street, daily, along with all manner of stuff stolen from homes, yards, vehicles, businesses, etc. Wish I could post photos... Mmmmm, unrefrigerated milk...