Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2014

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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New Years Resolution

December 31, 2014

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle Catron, Willie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

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Christmas Tree’s On Fire

December 31, 2014

“Christmas Tree’s On Fire,” a cautionary seasonal song by singer/songwriter Holly Golightly.

More:

Artist Biography by Tim Sendra, AllMusic

Holly Golightly website.

Related:

“Nearly 40 percent of Christmas tree home fires occur in January;” NFPA Safety Blog

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Another Year On The Rocks

December 31, 2014

“Another Year On The Rocks,” by Down by Fire.

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Christmas to New Years

December 31, 2014

“Christmas to New Years,” recorded in 1951 by The Larks. Lead vocal: Alden (Allen) Bunn. As the photo shown above indicates, the lineup of the group changed after 1951.

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Good Luck It’s Christmas

December 31, 2014

“Good Luck It’s Christmas,” by UK Indie band Tellison. Video: Carl Peck.

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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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