Friday, December 23, 2011

Three Random Singles

You might think I'm running out of Christmas music just because it's the eve of Christmas Eve, but you'd be wrong.  I've got enough stuff recorded to go a couple more months here, it's just a matter of getting it in some form where it's fit to share.  You don't want me to upload random MP3 files with no track tags or artwork, do you?  OK, some of you might, but not many.  I try to provide a quality product to my readers, and I don't always succeed 100% but I like to think I come close.  Tonight I grabbed three random singles I'd recorded earlier, scanned them, and I'm sharing five songs from them with you.  The first one came in a sleeve, but only the A side was a Christmas song.  It goes by many titles including A Merry, Merry Christmas or A Merry, Merry Christmas To You or even (Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad) A Merry, Merry Christmas.  I guess they didn't know what exactly they wanted to call it.  This is the full version of the song with the spoken bit both at the beginning and the end.  I've heard it before without any of the spoken part, but I don't know if it was ever released that way or just edited by a DJ in a hurry to get to the good parts.  This is Art Mooney And His Orchestra-A Merry, Merry Christmas (MGM 7" 45 RPM K12847 (Special Disc Jockey Record-Not For Sale), Mono, 1959).
Next up is a cute little record by Philip Fox, performing as Dennis The Menace.  He's a little high-pitched, but I guess that's the way people thought Dennis The Menace should sound.  Poor Mr. Wilson, this explains why he's so high strung.  This is Dennis The Menace (Philip Fox)-When Christmas Comes Around Each Year b/w That's What I Want For Christmas (Golden Records FF649, Mono).  There was almost certainly a picture sleeve for this, but I don't have it.
Last, and perhaps most listenable (well, you'll listen to it at least once), is a later effort from The Korn Kobblers, late enough that it's actually credited to Stanley Fritts And The Korn Kobblers.  I'm not sure exactly when that happened, but this is the only record I've seen where they're listed as his sidemen.  The Korn Kobblers where similar to Spike Jones in many ways, but not nearly so popular.  You'll get all sorts of sounds in here, including a bit of Donald Duck.  And how can you go wrong with a polka?  This is Stanley Fritts And The Korn Kobblers-Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer b/w Santa Claus Polka (MGM 7" 45 RPM K60005, Mono, 1950). Enjoy!

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I'd post more singles each year, but they take almost as long to process as a whole LP!  And you end up with only 3 minutes of music instead of almost half an hour.  Perhaps if I planned ahead a little better.  There's always next year...

PS-More Korn Kobblers on LP here or here, and more great polka here.

4 comments:

Buster said...

Hi Ernie - Merry Almost-Christmas. I think Merry Christmas Polka is from the double 78 set by the Korn Kobblers that I wrote about on my post. The other three titles are on the M-G-M LP. That makes it from 1950.

harpo said...

Ernie, I made a great cover for the Dennis the Menace 45. I'll post it at my website homepage for a few hours
alabamaharpist.com

Ernie said...

That's not the real cover? Coulda fooled me! I'd see that on a shelf and expect to find a little yellow record in it. Of course, mine wasn't a 6" yellow one, but still...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

harpo said...

I found the image from a "Little Golden Book" and added the title and record label from the one you posted. Glad you liked it! I've enjoyed everything you've posted this year! Thanks soooooooooooo much!