Friday, July 07, 2017

Christmas In July 2017-Day 7

Day seven, one week in, still going strong!  Feels good to be posting again, and I've been digging up some good stuff at the junk stores.  Sometimes this job is easy, sometimes it's tough.  Let's see what I've got in the old share folder tonight for ya'll...

1. Winter Scene-Waltz Of The Snowflakes by the Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler, Conductor, from their LP Khatchaturian-Masquerade/Tchaikovsky-The Nutcracker (RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1029, Mono, Circa 1953).  I hunted around for a good date on this one for a while, and I couldn't quite put all the pieces together.  I did establish that it combines two earlier sets that had come out originally on a couple of 78 albums.  The Tchaikovsky one was DM-1164 and I believe it was issued in 1946.  I found an early ad from 1953 advertising a tour by Fiedler & The Boston Pops, and this was listed as one of their records that was available, but it was a long list, so I can't tell you if it was new then or not.  The cover for the 78 set is really nice.  There's a small version of it on the cover to this early LP.

2. Snowfall, the Claude Thornhill chestnut, by Living Strings Plus Two Pianos-Arranged And Conducted By Hill Bowen from the LP My Silent Love (RCA Camden CAL-754, Mono, 1963).  You might recognize the name Hill Bowen from some of the Hi-Fi Living LPs I've been resharing this year.  RCA seemed to put that Living Strings label on any band they could find with recordings to sell...

3. Greensleeves by Living Marimbas-Arranged And Conducted By Leo Addeo, from the album Love Is Blue (RCA Camden CAS-2253, Stereo, 1968).  How about that, two Living releases in a row?  It's almost a theme!  Leo Addeo in my mind is much more associated with his releases featuring the music of Hawaii, but I guess he wasn't just a one-trick pony.

4. The Virgin Mary, a rerun by The Chad Mitchell Trio from the album Reflecting (Mercury SR 60891, Stereo, 1964).  I think I shared this out a long time ago in mono, so this stereo copy might sound a little better to your ears.  Maybe.  The vinyl wasn't the cleanest...  I did pull a cover of a Shel Silverstein song from this one while I was recording.  Someday I hope to put together a collection of his songs that goes a little deeper than A Boy Named Sue or Cover Of The Rolling Stone.

5. The Skater's Waltz by Joe Reisman & His Orchestra, pulled from the LP Great American Waltzes (Forum SF 9061 (Originally Roulette SR-25089), Stereo, 1959).  1959 is the date for the original Roulette release of this LP, I couldn't find a reissue date.  Billboard is great, but it's not comprehensive.

6. March Of The Toys by George Melachrino And His Orchestra from the LP The Music Of Victor Herbert (RCA Victor LPM-2129, Mono, 1960).  Not sure why I ripped this one, I think I've shared a nice stereo copy with you in the past.  Just going for quantity over quality as it were.

That's it, another six tracks in the pile.  Here's the linky-link.

Zippyshare

6 comments:

Buster said...

The Classical Discography site (http://www.classical-discography.org) has the following dates for the Fiedler LP:

Tchaikovsky - 1946 June 5

Khachaturian - 1947 June 18

barba said...

i'm not sure if this is true. but i believe that, as i get older, i'm hearing music at a slower pace. i'm not hearing a lesser amount of music. the music that i hear plays at a slower tempo than previously. normally, this is one of those debilitations that i keep to myself. but as i'm faced with it, i have to wonder out loud, "could anybody skate to joe reisman's waltz?". but it's not just him. i know my computer runs slower than it used to. but i don't think that's it. it's me. it's... grumpy old fart.

Ernie said...

I suspect it has something to do with Time Dilation and the speed of light, but the details are fuzzy. Too much timey-wimey stuff for me.

JustaJeepGuy said...

You want more Shel Silverstein stuff, just find the first 2 or 3 albums from Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

Ernie said...

Yep. And there's a whole Bobby Bare LP of his tunes, too. And plenty of Johnny Cash. But there's one-off covers out there too, that's what I'm trying to find now.

JustaJeepGuy said...

Is there some kind of list of who's covered any songwriter? I would think that there ought to be just so the writer can get his royalties.