Friday, December 01, 2006

25 Days Of Christmas-Day 1

I wanted to do a little something special for everybody this year. Much like Big Rock Candy Mountain and The King over at FaLaLaLaLa, I want to make an online compilation for you of all the best Christmas music I can find. So between now and Christmas day, I'm going to try to post one track a day that I've earmarked for this special compilation. It may be something that I've already shared out, or it may be something special just for the collection. I'm trying to do it train-of-thought style, with very little planning. (Let's just hope that train doesn't get derailed!) If I get ambitous, I may even put together some artwork for you to download at the end. Or maybe I'll ask for submissions. Are there any artists out there who're interested in designing a CD cover? Drop me a line.
Anyhow, for my first track, I've got a great little song I found just last night. The Crew-Cuts With David Carroll And His Orchestra-Twinkle Toes (Mercury 70491-X45, 1954). It's the story of Santa's newest reindeer, Twinkle Toes. I guess there were many attempts to repeat the success of Rudolph, few if any of which caught on. This one should be on everybody's play list if you ask me. So download this and save it in a special place, with plenty of room for the rest of the tracks to come!

(For another holiday track from The Crew-Cuts, you can visit the remains of my Christmas In July celebration. Or for more David Carroll, go here.)


Anonymous said...

I love you Ernie. (Sorry, I don't love you, Bert.)
I am so glad to have stumbled upon you and your worthwhile, humanitarian project... If you're ever in Kalamazoo, be sure to let me buy you a cocktail.

Brad said...

Welcome to the club!

I'm looking forward to the whole collection. (I think I'll do like the Captain does with my collection and wait until you're all done before I listen to the whole thing.)

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Ernie said...

Nobody loves Bert. He's a loser.

I'm glad you approve, King. I didn't want you to think I was trying to steal your idea...