Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2018

“Auld Lang Syne,” by Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians, a familiar sound to baby boomers, since this band appeared on the live New Year’s Eve telecasts of the “ball drop” in Times Square in the Fifties, Sixties, and early Seventies. The band had filled the same role on radio, starting in 1929.

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It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017

“It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve,” written by Barry Manilow, and recorded by him in 1977.

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New Years Resolution

December 31, 2017

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

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017

“Alone On New Year’s Eve,” written by Winfred “Blue” Lovett, recorded him with his group, The Manhattans, in 1966. Get out your hankies.

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“I promise: no one dies alone because they didn’t get a kiss on New Year’s Eve,” Jen Doll, The Guardian

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2017

“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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What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

December 30, 2017

“What Are You Doing New Years Eve?” written by Frank Loesser, performed by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Christmas to New Years

December 29, 2017

“Christmas to New Years,” recorded in 1951 by The Larks. Lead vocal: Alden (Allen) Bunn.

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Mistletoe and Wine

December 28, 2017

Mistletoe and Wine,” written by Jeremy PaulLeslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, performed by British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, who had a big UK hit with it 1988. The song was originally written for a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and emphasized harsh British class inequality. A re-write turned it into a more conventional holiday song, heard ad nauseum in the UK each yuletide.

More:

“Mistletoe and Wine’s political beginnings,” John McKie, BBC News

“Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song,” The Guardian

“The Little Match Girl,” 1986 HTV

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 27, 2017

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message)

December 26, 2017

“Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message),” written by Dan Kurtz and Martina Sorbara, performed by them with their band, Dragonette.

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