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



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! ;) )