Thursday, December 13, 2018

Snowing And Swinging

You want to hear something that swings?  Well, here's a fine collection of snowmen that claim to have what it takes.  At least they have a nice collection of expressions on their little coal faces.  I don't remember this swinging in any usual sense of the word, but maybe.  I recorded this in 2007 and I'm afraid I don't have too many memories of it.  Give it a listen and let me know what you think.  This is Swing Along With Santa's Snowmen (Craftsmen C 8040, Mono).

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
2. Sleigh Ride
3. O Come All Ye Faithful-Silent Night
4. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
5. Frosty The Snow Man
6. Joy To The World
7. Jingle Bells
8. Deck The Halls

MEGA

5 comments:

barba said...

you want to know more about this record? you can ask your friend lee. (but we might end up with dueling musicologists with big 10-inch pistols at 20 paces.) i don’t know who posted the music first or even who recorded it first. but i do know this: your “swing along with santa’s snowmen” (craftsmen c 8040) and lee’s “sing along with santa’s helpers” (tops L1700) posted three days ago are the same record!! well, almost the same. the helpers sing two addition tunes: torme’s “the christmas song” and something called “the animals’ christmas song”… a fair effort (as these things go) which was included in some of those ‘lounge christmas collections’ that circulated a few years ago. in fact, it was fair enough to inspire me to track down the composers: the married team of marilyn keith and alan bergman, and lew spence. these three also wrote “nice N easy” for frank sinatra. keith and bergman went on to a long and successful music career mostly as lyricists, the highlights of which include “yellow bird”, “the windmills of your mind”, “the way we were”, and the never-to-be-forgotten “foul owl on the prowl” from “in the heat of the night”.

Ernie said...

I think the Sing Along version came first. And the animal song was something I had shared out on single some years earlier. This is one of those records that interests me for the cover mostly. The stuff inside is just incidental. :)

Buster said...

The whole thing sounds interesting to me. I am sad that it does not include "Fowl Owl on the Prowl," but that does not sound seasonal in any case.

Kwork said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this cover, their faces are like proto-emoji! 😂
(sorry this is late, but I just came across it on my SD card of ErnieNotBert downloads collection! ;) )