Follow Author. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it's midnight, children dear. Here comes another year!
I love you more than a duck can swim, And more than a grapefruit squirts, I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore, And more than a toothache hurts. As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea, Or a juggler hates a shove, As a hostess detests unexpected guests, That's how much you I love.
I love you more than a wasp can sting, And more than the subway jerks, I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch, And more than a hangnail irks. I swear to you by the stars above, And below, if such there be, As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes, That's how you're LP) by me. Camped on a tropic riverside One day he missed his lovely bride.
She had, the guide informed him later, Been eaten by an alligator. Professor Twist could not but smile. Perhaps people paid more attention to it was the time since it was coming off the heels of the still-famous Music Man.
Maybe the best thing on this LP. Halfway through the list! Now you do. I just found a stereo copy of one of his early Westminster Christmas albums yesterday. I think I shared this out earlier in the month in mono. Oh, well. I meant to hold this to the end where I've got a couple of re-do's like this, but I forgot about it.
Allentown Record Co. I thought I was done with this LP days ago, but I guess not. There was in insert in this record jacket advertising other albums on the label. Right on the front was a Christmas album that I need to hunt down. Nice music. Just the thing for your chorus, choral group, glee club, etc. McKuen was certainly prolific, recording for many, many labels.
And he doesn't shy away from throwing a holiday themed piece in every now and then. This one is mostly spoken word, but there's a bit of music in there, just to drive home the Christmas link.
Does anyone speak Japanese. Not sure what they're saying here. I remember being happy when I recorded this because it gave me a bunch of tracks to share. I didn't realize it would drag out so long But that's it for this share. LP) it took me a few days to get the list up. If you were waiting before you downloaded it, I hope there's something in the list that will make it worth your while to give it a listen. Another day, another giant stack of Christmas music from the archives for you.
How much longer can I go? I don't know, but we'll see. Let's jump right in. This track would have fit in very well on my theme day a little while back.
This track turns up in a lot of places, it's one of the ones I have to keep my eyes out for. Kinda neat. I just found this one today when I stopped at a Goodwill after lunch. There's Christmas music everywhere, I tell you, everywhere! Listen to this and compare it to Sleigh Ride. Tell me he wasn't trying to rewrite his earlier hit.
I've never been quite clear on the significance or symbolism of this song. I guess I should look that up. I wasn't going to record this one, but was reading the lyrics while recording another song on the LP.
Then I realized I was missing something. Be sure you play along. The second album this season in quad. This one isn't nearly as obscure as the other one was, though. This one was in a lot of hip listeners record collections back in the day. Seminal electronic music. Sometime later I intend to share a version of this entire side of the record that hasn't been cut into tracks, so you can see how it all fits together. This is how it begins. These unknown kids just keep popping up, don't they.
I love Ogden's witty poetry. This track was also featured on his rare Christmas album, but I figured you needed to hear it again. Not only did Dick Hyman co-write all the tracks on this LP, he plays all sorts of keyboard instruments on it as well.
This late in the season, I find my stack of records to rip is almost half Nutcracker tracks. And I refuse to subject you to that many versions of The Nutcracker Suite. Not entirely sure who Willis Conover was, or if he actually played on this LP.
I kind of lean towards no after reading the liner notes, but it's not exactly clear cut. Because you need more spoken word stuff in your library. Jingle Bells by The Alley Singers Now this is the type of track I hunt for! I found a small pile of these Hymn Of The Month albums sometime back, but I just rediscovered them the other day, so I've pulled a few Christmastime hymns from them for your listening enjoyment.
These After The Christening - Ogden Nash - Parents Keep Out (Vinyl a couple of songs from Feyer's great Christmas LP. If you've never heard it, it's quite the lounge artifact. I don't know the story of the show this is from, but when I see Christmas in the title of just about anything, I have to grab it and give it a listen.
This is a little skit about how much the star of the show is like Scrooge. Long day, off to bed soon. Enjoy the music from today! Here we go again, keeping the ball rolling on into August. More great tracks for you tonight, I'm not scrapping the bottom of the barrel just yet.
Let's see what's in the pile for the evening. Enoch really does a number on this staid old workhorse. DFH Recording Co. DFHStereo, I don't know why I like 'em, but I like 'em. I'm glad that some of the big band leaders got to record some of their songs in hi-fi and stereo, but then when they started doing the same thing with pop hits, that got kinda out of hand. Not sure if this is homemade music or not. It's not bad.
Is this the only version of this I've shared this year? Usually I have a few church choirs doing it, but I can't think of any others off the top of my head. Now this one is homemade. Most of the songs are by the St. Nice piano version, if you like that ricky-tick, honky-tonk piano style. Another tune written by Leroy Anderson, in case you didn't know.
How do I come up with a record from Brazil? Buy a new stereophonic record player, get a fancy demo record to play on it! More Ruskies. Another album from which I grabbed a lot of tracks. Kiddie music I need LP) start sharing this song out more, I've still got a lot of different versions in the pile. Apache himself, Jorgen Ingmannfrom the album called, interestingly enough, Apache AtcoMono, Not really anything to do with Christmas, but I liked it. Don't be misled by the title, it's just Waltz Of The Flowers done with a march tempo.
A reissue of some songs from the film. Classic stuff. I've got a lot of Nutcracker songs to burn through, too. Yes, you read that right, Donald O'Connor wrote this song, as well as the 4 others on this LP, including one side-long suite. According to the story on the sleeve, he wrote this using only the black keys on his piano.
And evidently Irving Berlin gave him a fancy piano that featured a lever you could push and make all the black keys sound like the white keys. Not sure what kind of wizardry that is, but they need to do something about all that blatant racism. And anyhow, that's everything for tonight. Sure to be something in there that's new to you and is worth listening to a second time. Don't forget to come back tomorrow and the next day, still plenty of goodies in the pile. Well, the first 31 days were pretty easy, let's see how much further down this road we can go.
I've got a kind of loose theme for tonight, at least for most of the tracks. I've been saving up a bunch of oddball 70's and 80's seasonal tracks, much later than the sort of thing I usually share.
Some singer-songwriter stuff, folk-rock, country-rock, I think there's even a new wave track in there for some reason. But the theme doesn't carry all the way through, I couldn't find enough tracks to fill up a whole day. You'll see once you look through the list. Not a lot of big names, LP), either.
Just some stuff I found that caught my eye. This is getting LP) late-model for me, but I thought it would make a nice addition. CDs had pretty much taken over the future of music by this point, so there's more of this stuff on CD than vinyl.
I've shared some other tracks off of this one, but I thought it fit the theme pretty well. I remember the title on this track didn't match between the album cover and the actual vinyl. So I listened to it and decided Rain On Snow was correct. Spelling and proofreading are important, people. I thought this had a very Claudine Longet vibe, except there's no French accent involved. Hard to find foreign Christmas music, I was quite proud of this one. Second, Gene Lorenzo was the newly added keyboard player in the group, I guess this was a chance for him to show off his chops.
Then I found this! I have a bad habit of picking up just about every record I see and searching for Christmas tracks. It takes forever, so I can only do it when I have time on my hands, but it does sometimes yield results. I don't remember anything about this one, so hold on a minute and I'll listen to it. Oh, yeah, Gordon Lightfoot guy. About a third of the tracks were covers of his songs, and this one really sounds like him.
Yep, somehow this record migrated from Alaska down to Florida, and I grabbed it. Gotta love serendipity! You gotta have a little Blues with your Christmas, at least that's what Stubby always says. I kid you not, the day after I ripped this one, I saw the CD at the store. I didn't buy it, but I saw it. Funny how that happens. This one was a real surprise. One of my favorite finds of the season. Love the way it turns into a wholly different song in the middle.
She sounds a little like Karen Carpenter, don't cha think? I think I have a whole Christmas LP by these guys, they seem to have been quite prolific. Still not sure if Golden Ring is supposed to be the name of the group or the album or both. So I just assumed both. This is the new wave-ish one I mentioned.
See what you think. I thought this one was pretty good. Half of it was written by his father! Well, I guess that's it for the themed music, we're back to random music box stuff.
I know there are dozens hundreds? More songs coming from this one, all from the Winter section, though. Am I almost done with this one? I don't know anymore Pretty good stuff, but very quiet. Turn it up so you can hear it, but beware the peak in the middle.
I guess there was one more song to fit my theme after all. Maybe this is the one I was thinking about when I said something about Gordon Lightfoot above.
E-Smoove - Baby Gets High (Vinyl), Toi Et Moi NExiste Plus - Minuit Machine - Live & Destroy (File), 4. Waltz, Teoman Topcu* - Rengin Siyah (File), Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan - Osaka 1978 Final Night (CD), Caught In The Cross Fire - Uphill Battle - Blurred 1999-2004 (CD, Album), Forever Failure - Paradise Lost - Evolve (DVD), Desire (Dub Mix)