Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

The Coasters, “Frosty the Snowman”

December 23, 2013
A Little Golden Book storybook edition of the ...

A Little Golden Book storybook edition of the popular song (1950). The illustrator was Corinne Malvern. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, let’s have a temporary break from the alone at Christmas, lone hitchhiker trudging through the snow Christmas can really bring you down songs.

The Coasters bring a little joy back to Christmas with this version of “Frosty the Snowman” and the magic in the silk hat does the rest.

Still, wouldn’t it be great to mash this up with “Youngblood”? “I saw him standing on the corner, melting with the rising of the sun.”

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Little Richard, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

December 23, 2013
January 3, 1863 cover of Harper's Weekly, one ...

January 3, 1863 cover of Harper’s Weekly, one of the first depictions of Santa Claus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, Little Richard is ripping off God knows how many other artists with this version of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” but he throws in a few original twists (the piano part is great) and nobody can goose a note like Little Richard. The song’s lyrics tell you to be good, but do you really doubt that Richard wants you to be naught.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Fats Domino

December 15, 2013
Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fats Domino adds his distinctive New Orleans piano to “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Less self-pity here than in many versions of the song. I doubt that he was actually wistful for any Big Easy snow, mirliton, now that’s another thing. After all, we’re all trying to get home for the Christmas of our dreams.

Dance Hall Crashers — I Did It For the Toys

December 13, 2011
Polski: Zabawki (maskotki) English: Toys

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This one is so naughty it’s nice.

Dance Hall CrashersI Did It for the Toys

Christmas Without You

December 12, 2011

John Popper and Eric ClaptonChristmas Without You.

A little harmonica, a little guitar.  What more do you want this early in December? You even get a little Whoopi.

The Killers — Boots

November 30, 2011
Christmas in the post-War United States

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The Killers 2011 Christmas recording — Boots

Off to Bedford Falls, cinnamon candles, and all those memories of holidays past.

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