Sunday, December 17, 2006

25 Days Of Christmas-Day 17

This rather ragged looking 45 provides the music for tonight's contribution to 25 Days Of Christmas. It's a rousing rendition of Jingle Bells, with the added bonus of being sung in Italian. Or at least I'm assuming it's Italian. Probably... Anyhow, let me quit yapping and give you Lou Monte With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra And Chorus-Italian Jingle Bells (RCA Victor 7" 45 rpm 47-6320, 1955). Yep, that's right, this also features Hugo Winterhalter!

Previous tracks:
Les Paul-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Harmonicats-Winter Wonderland
Steve Allen and Ricky Vera-Can I Wait Up For Santa Claus?
Ricardo Montalban & Randy Newman-La Campanilla
Ralph Carmichael-The New Hallelujah
Lawrence Welk With The Lennon Sisters-Santa From Santa Fe
Billy May-March Of The Toys
The Davis Sisters-The Christmas Boogie
Anna Russell-Please Santa Claus
Kathy Dunn-Santaville
The Williams Brothers-The Holiday Season
The Ed Sullivan Orchestra-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Banjo Barons-Jolly Old St. Nick & Jingle Bells
Johnny Brandon-Santa Claus, Jr.
Johnny Mathis-Have Reindeer, Will Travel
The Crew-Cuts-Twinkle Toes

3 comments:

X Esquire said...

Thanks for this. As an Italian American originally from Northern NJ, Lou Monte is always a holiday favorite. Its not Christmas without Dominick The Donkey in my book...

Anonymous said...

Nice to see (or rather hear) something from Lou Monte in addition to his classic "Dominick" tune. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh My God - I have been looking for this song EVERYWHERE!! My Father ( a calabrese) will be so excited to hear this!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!