Sunday, November 25, 2012

Singles Sunday #2-The First

Boy, was I excited when I discovered this! This is the very first Christmas single ever issued by the then-new Warner Brothers label way back in 1958.  Jumping on the kiddie-vocal bandwagon, they found the worst sounding kid they could and wrote a song just for him about Santa and trains, something I think Spike Jones had already done.  I suspect that by '58, the kiddie vocal trend had just about run it's course, and it shows here.  I doubt if you'll listen this one twice.  That's probably the reason it's remained so obscure to this day, but I couldn't let sleeping dogs lie.  I had hoped for so much more...  Anyhow, this is Johnnie Alvin-Santa Claus Wrecked My 'Lectric Train (Thana Cwaus Wecked My Wectrick Twain) b/w Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Warner Bros. 7" 45 RPM 5024, Mono, 1958).  Please don't smash your Ipod if this starts to play at random.

1. Santa Claus Wrecked My 'Lectric Train (Thana Cwaus Wecked My Wectrick Twain)
2. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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5 comments:

Buster said...

"Thana Cwaus Wecked My Wectrick Twain"? Sounds even more annoying than the Kewtee Bear song I posted.

Zepp said...

Sounds like they put a few spoonfuls of Scotch in his Ovaltine ...I have NO IDEA what he's saying.

Wade S. said...

It's bad alright, but I love novelty songs and this one qualifies.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't that bad. I've definitely heard worst.

KL from NYC said...

Both sides of this record upset my dog. I couldn't play either song all the way through (but that's probably a good thing).