The_Yule_Log.com_Message_Board Aimoo Forum List | Ticket | Today | Member | Search | Who's On | Photos | Help | Sign In | |
The_Yule_Log.com_Message_Board > Message Board Categories > YULE LOG/HOLIDAY MUSIC Go to subcategory:
Author Content
JKPinHFX
  • Rank:Bronze
  • Posts:2
  • From:Canada
  • Register:10/01/2020 04:01:16

Date Posted:10/25/2020 03:31:00Copy HTML

Hi,


I'm new to the board, although I've been a long-time lurker around these parts! I'm hoping maybe you fine Yule Log Board folks can help solve a Christmas music mystery I have.


I'm a bit of a nerd about meticulously managing the metadata of the songs in my iTunes library, so I like to have the recording / original release year and the composer data.


Last year I bought the sone "An Old Fashioned Christmas" credited to The Modernaires on iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/an-old-fashioned-christmas/136057904?i=136057933


It was on a compilation album named "Once Upon a Holiday" that is listed with a 2006 release by the label "Soundies".


I have scoured the interwebs and cannot find the original release year or any composer data about this tune so I'm hoping maybe Chip's resources or one of you other experts might have some clues!


Thanks!

-Jason

Christmas Music Guru Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
  • Rank:Honorary Member
  • Posts:3788
  • From:USA
  • Register:09/07/2005 11:04:22

Re:Seeking info about "An Old Fashioned Christmas" by The Mondernaires

Date Posted:10/26/2020 01:48:50Copy HTML


Welcome aboard Jason.

As far as official Christmas releases by the Modernaires are concerned, while they never had a full-length Christmas album, they did have two Christmas singles: "The Jingle Bell Polka" released in 1947 by Columbia Records (catalog #37980); and "Santa's Little Sleigh Bells" released in 1955 by Coral Records (catalog #9-61547).

As for the origin of their song "An Old Fashioned Christmas" is concerned, it's a mystery indeed.


Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri Owner/Webmaster | The Yule Log.com
Motown Mike Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #2
  • Rank:Platinum
  • Posts:264
  • From:USA
  • Register:08/25/2005 02:05:40

Re:Seeking info about "An Old Fashioned Christmas" by The Mondernaires

Date Posted:10/27/2020 04:14:49Copy HTML

I had a little fun playing detective on this one, and I'm pretty sure I've tracked it down.


According to an entry on the page I've linked below, the song comes from a transcription recording session done by the Modernaires with Jerry Gray's Orchestra for The Bob Crosby Show, at Radio Recorders Studios in Los Angeles circa November 1949. The timing on the song matches that on the Soundies compilation. 


Here's the link (scroll down to Page 183 of 230 for the entry in question):


https://www.colorado.edu/amrc/sites/default/files/attached-files/004_1949_the_jg_story_jg.004e.pdf








Christmas Music Guru Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #3
  • Rank:Honorary Member
  • Posts:3788
  • From:USA
  • Register:09/07/2005 11:04:22

Re:Seeking info about "An Old Fashioned Christmas" by The Mondernaires

Date Posted:10/27/2020 04:53:51Copy HTML


Yes indeed Mike, I definitely think that's it.

Glad to know there wasn't an official recording of this that somehow had escaped my collection after over 45 years of collecting.


Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri Owner/Webmaster | The Yule Log.com
JKPinHFX Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #4
  • Rank:Bronze
  • Posts:2
  • From:Canada
  • Register:10/01/2020 04:01:16

Re:Seeking info about "An Old Fashioned Christmas" by The Mondernaires

Date Posted:10/28/2020 03:34:33Copy HTML

Wow! Thanks Mike for the awesome detective work!


Brings a smile to my face to have solved at least year it was recorded part of the riddle. :)


I wonder who the composer(s) was...


Alas, figuring out the year was awesome. Thank you very much!

www.TheYuleLog.com
Copyright © 2000- Aimoo Free Forum All rights reserved.