Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas 2017 singles, Part 1

My insomnia continues, and I'm running on fumes right now.  However, I managed to get a very nice two-hour (or so) nap tonight, and, boy, is it nice to sleep.  And I'm on a new med combination that promises to (slowly) correct my sleep problems.  Just not overnight.  There's a pun there, someplace.

At the tiny chapel where I volunteer as organist, we're having our Sunday Christmas Eve service in the morning--which is cool, since temps in the low 30s are coming on that day, along with snow, starting in the afternoon.  I'm fine with not driving at night in that setting.  I hope lack of sleep doesn't put me face-first on the organ keys, snoring away in the middle of our carol sing, because that would be both embarrassing and unprofessional.  "A Service of Lessons and Carols" our pastor calls that section of the service, but I call it our carol sing.  Since this is my blog, "carol sing" wins.

I'll remember this as the Christmas of Insomnia. Oh, by the way, I have two copies of Ruby Wright's "Merry, Merry, Merry, Mery XMas," and I wish I'd scanned the labels to show you, because one copy has four "Merry"'s in the title, plus "XMas," whereas the other copy simply says, "Merry, Merry Christmas."  Exact same recording, record label, artists, etc.  How "Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry" got demoted to "Merry, Merry," I can't pretend to know.  I guess they wanted to save on ink.

("Let's see--do we need four 'Merry''s or just two?")

But enough of that--here are twelve great Christmas singles, all waiting for you in the zip file I just uploaded to Zippyfile--I mean, Zippyshare.  (Is it morning?  What day is this?)

Click here to experience: Christmas Singles, Part 1


Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Xmas (or Else)--Ruby Wright w. Cliff Lash and His Orch., 1957.
Season's Greetings--Larry Noble w. Pete Pontrelli and His Orch., 1959.
Boofo Goes Where Santa Goes--Linn Sheldon (Cleveland, Ohio, kiddie show host), 1958.
Rabbits Have a Christmas--Same
Buzzy, the Christmas Bee--Jeff and Sue Mitchell, Orch. c. by Duke Mitchell (It's a Click 728)
Winter Song--RCA Victor Male Chorus, 1925.
Dear Lord and Santa Claus--Biddle (Bo) Peep
Elizabeth the Christmas Queen--Buddy Pastuck, the Roller Skating Cowboy, 1978.
Ghost on Christmas Eve--Allen and the Lads
The Story of Christmas (J. Melis)--Jose Melis, 1958
Christmas Everywhere--Fran Alexandre, 1956
One Star--Same




Buster said...

Hi Lee - Snowing here near Cleveland as well. I remember Linn Sheldon, and have that Boofo single myself. Don't have Buddy Pastuck, the Roller Skating Cowboy, however.

Have a nice Christmas, and hopefully get some sleep.

Steve Turner said...

Thanks for the musical stocking stuffer! Ghost on Christmas Eve--Allen and the Lads reminds me of my Dad. Hope you get some sleep soon!

Jodsworth said...

Oh wow Lee - thank you!

I live for songs like "Buzzy," "Boofo," "Elizabeth," and "Dear Lord and Santa" - great stuff! I thought I had put to bed the tracklist for my Christmas Eve radio show, but you just added to the mix.


- J.

Dr. Gonzo said...

Thanks again for all of these great shares this Christmas season.

CaptainOT said...

This is a nice stocking stuffer - for Groundhog Day! Thanks Lee!