Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

The Season’s Upon Us

December 30, 2014

“The Season’s Upon Us,” by the Boston area’s Dropkick Murphys.

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Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas

December 30, 2014


“Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas,” written by John Tichy, recorded by him with his group Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen. The pedal steel player is probably Bobby Black.

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Mr. Santa’s Boogie

December 30, 2014

“Mr. Santa’s Boogie,” written by Lee Magid, recorded by The Marshalls (aka The Marshall Brothers) in 1951. There was really only one Marshall in the studio, lead vocalist Maithe Marshall, formerly of The Ravens. The background singers were Phil Shaw, Willis Sanders, and Raymond Johnson. Sax solo by George Kelly.

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The Santa Claus Boogie

December 30, 2014

“The Santa Claus Boogie,” written by Steve Ripley, and performed by him with his group, The Tractors. The video was directed by Michael McNamara.

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Merry Christmas Baby

December 30, 2014

“Merry Christmas Baby,” written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore, performed by Chuck Brown, DC’s “Godfather of Go-Go.”

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Merry Christmas From The Family

December 30, 2014

“Merry Christmas From The Family,” written by Robert Earl Keene, performed here by the Dixie Chicks and Rosie O’Donnell. Here’s how the songwriter does it:

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I Want You for Christmas

December 30, 2014

“I Want You For Christmas,” written by Sam H. Stept with lyrics by Ned Washington and Charles Tobias, recorded by Mae Questel in 1937. Ms. Questel is best known as the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl in cartoons.

More:

“Mae Questel: A Reminiscence, History and Perspective,” Andrew J. Lederer, Animation World Network

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It’s Not Christmas Without You

December 30, 2014

“It’s Not Christmas Without You,” by Dan SchneiderEric Goldman, and Michael Corcoran, performed by Victoria Justice, Liz Gillies and Ariana Grande on the Nickelodeon TV musical sitcom Victorious.

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Christmas Tears

December 30, 2014

“Christmas Tears,” credited to Z. Bridge, S. Thompson, and R.C. Wilson, recorded by Freddie King in 1961.

Eric Clapton performed a powerful version at a Washington DC benefit for the Special Olympics in 1998:

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Santa Claus Meets The Purple People Eater

December 30, 2014

“Santa Claus Meets The Purple People Eater,” written and performed by Sheb Wooley. Shelby F. Wooley recorded the hit novelty song “Purple People Eater” in 1958, appeared in many Western films, and had a continuing role on the TV series Rawhide.

More:

“About Sheb Wooley,” Bruce Eder, CMT.com

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