Wednesday, December 16, 2020

23-Christmas Characters

Big collection of tunes for you today from The Internet Archive! And I think it's a really interesting one, made up of all sorts of Christmas characters, both familiar and unknown. Everyone knows about Rudolph and Frosty, but do you know about Sweet Angie, Jingle Dingle, Kewtee Bear or Willy Claus? All these and more are here for the listening in today's pile. And this is far from a definitive list. There are all sort of characters I didn't include like Little Klinker, Sandy The Blue Nosed Reindeer, Shadrach The Black Reindeer and about a million others. I think you'll really enjoy this collection.  Have at it!

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10 comments:

Buster said...

Frosty the Snowman was the only one who achieved any fame, right? I don't remember hearing about "Socko the Smallest Snowball" before, but maybe I overlooked him because he was so small.

David Federman said...

Another great assortment. 'Socko' is on the other side of "Barnyard Christmas. That is one 78 I own.

Buster said...

I would have smelled the barnyard Christmas.

Ernie said...

That Barnyard\Socko is one of the rarer Spike Jones records, in my opinion. Only rarer one I can think of is I Hope The South Wins The War For Christmas.

Raven176 said...

as long as it isn't "chrissy the christmas mouse"
we're good. THAT one drove me nuts as a kid.

Thanks,

Ernie said...

Chrissy isn't the first. There was a Santa Mouse sometime in the mid-sixties, though I'd have to research it a bit. I think Burl Ives did a cover of it.

David Federman said...

"Socko" and "Barnyard Christmas" are part of a Jasmine 2-CD collection devoted to the Bell Sisters, the girl-group featured on Spike's single. My favorite of all those City Slickers rarities is "I Want Eddie Fisher for Christmas"--far better than Betty Johnson's. To this day, I don't know why RCA hasn't gathered all the Spike Jones Christmas records into one collection. A few years ago, I thought of starting a reissue label, making the complete Spike Jones' RCA Christmas recordings my first release. The label refused to license them to me and I gave up my dream. I'm glad I did because I would have sold two copies of my CD before it was pirated. Jasmine also has an Arthur Godfrey collection that is loaded with great Christmas goodies.

Ernie said...

Jasmine has the benefit of not having to license anything, they just take it. And I believe both versions of Eddie Fisher are in the pile this season.

I still have grand plans to do an RCA version of Capitol's Ultra Lounge Christmas Cocktails series. But I couldn't share it, too much of the stuff is on CD or streaming or download now. But there's great stuff that I think would add up to more than the sum of it's parts. :)

David Federman said...

Go here for more free vintage goodies.
http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/Soundfiles/British%20Dance/British-Dance-Soundfiles.htm

Raven176 said...

yep, on the Burl Ives Christmas album
is Santa mouse. That one is fine by me.