Friday, December 21, 2007

26 Days Of Christmas-Day 21

Sometimes I have no idea what it is I have in my hand. I found two copies of this single sometime during the past year at a place called Thrift City USA in Pinellas Park. I almost didn't buy it, but then I remembered what a nut I am for Christmas, and bought both copies. It sat there for a long time, me not paying any attention to it, until tonight. I picked it up, set it on the turntable and typed the name Dora Hall into Google. Turns out that this woman was the wife of the president of Solo Cups. And she wanted to be a star. So she released dozens of records funded by her husband and in many cases distributed with plastic Solo cups. She even had her own TV special in the early seventies for no good reason. I knew I had to share this from the very first shouted "ROCK" on this single. Please hurry and download Dora Hall-Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Calamo PR-1024/1025).

Previous Tunes:
Mickey Gilley-Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Christmas Time
Scott Fagen-Sandy The Blue Nosed Reindeer
Russ Morgan-The Mistletoe Kiss
Sascha Burland-The Chickens Are In The Chimes!
Commander Shea School Boys' Choir-Chree-See-Mus
The Crew-Cuts-Dance Mr. Snowman Dance
Tennessee Ernie-A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
Arthur Godfrey-Christmas Is Christmas
Sue Powell-Kiss Me It's Kiss-mas
Eddy Howard-Uncle Mistletoe
Lonzo And Oscar-Jangle Bells
Margaret Whiting And Jimmy Wakely-Christmas Candy
Joe Dowell-A Kiss For Christmas
Connie Landers-I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
Joe Ward-Christmas Questions
Molly Bee-Willy Claus
The William Dawson Chorus-Merry Are The Bells
The Roy-Cliffs-Marshmallow World
Cricketone Chorus & Orchestra-The Snowflake Song
Jimmy Boyd-Santa Claus Blues


StinkyLulu said...

Thank you.
Thank you.
A thousand times, thank you.

I find Dora Hall endlessly fascinating (despite the fact that her song stylings are so consistently boring)...

Unknown said...

Do you make a cd cover for your mixes? Rob

Ernie said...

I try to, when I can. The one from last year had a cover eventually, and I've got a great idea for the cover of my Used Music collection. But they don't usually show up for a few months after I've finished posting tracks. Are you volunteering? :)

Unknown said...

If you had an Idea i could help. I was really wondering because you seem to have an eye for the doodles and photos. Rob