12 Songs of Christmas- Song # 9 and # 10
December 22, 2017 9:39am CST
We are now in the home stretch of our Classic Christmas titled series. As we approach Christmas Eve these tracks really touch on two holiday themes; getting home to celebrate with family, and the many reminders that yuletide is here. So, with that in mind enjoy this Christmas video by an artist who recently passed away, but whose rock n roll memories like Christmas, will return again and again. Video and artist facts: -This track was on the Very Special Christmas 2 album. - The artist was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Hope you enjoyed this more modern Christmas tune "live" from the 2000 Washington DC TV special. Now for our trivia clues for today's classic Christmas songs: 1. This Christmas song was released in 1960, by the American blues singer and pianist Charles Brown. I really enjoy this modern version by this rock group that formed in 1971 in Los Angeles, California. This "chestnut" peaked at # 18 on the U.S. billboard hot 100 for these rockers, the first time since 1963 a Christmas song broke the top 20 on that chart. The group's Greatest Hits (1971–1975) release was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. This tune was also known as " Bells Will Be Ringing" the first four words of this song. 2. There are a few versions of this song I enjoy. Perry Como had a hit with this song in 1951. Bing Crosby recorded his rendition which is also widely played. But I also enjoy this singer's 1986 version of the song. The tune was featured in the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Gradually, the recording by this singer began to receive wide radio airplay, and for the past several years this version has become a Christmas favorite. You may remember this song from the lyrics about trees in a hotel and and a park as well. There are the clues... Do you know the artist and their hit Christmas song? If not, hope you enjoyed the Christmas video. Thanks for all who participate, read, and comment on my music trivia posts. As always, thanks for playing! Hope these songs brought back a pleasant memory for some...Use those clues!!!! *Bio info from Wikipedia Photo- google images/pinterest
2000-12-14 - The White House - Washington, DC From the "A Very Special Christmas" 2000 TV special. Tom Petty - vocals, guitar Mike Campbell - guitar Benmont ...
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1. Eagles- Please Come Home For Christmas 2. Johnny Mathis- It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Here you go- enjoy (great version)
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Funny story about song #1 (which, of course, I have no clue what it is!): the B-side is this rather humorous song about the January 1 hangover, called "Funky New Year." My first copy of the 45 skipped (it was probably a combination of an old needle and a bad pressing, the A side didn't skip though). It would get hung in the best places, almost as if it was creating its own "sampled" version: "woke up this morning, I don't know how, don't know how, don't know how, don't know how." And song #2 forced a country singer/songwriter to adopt a nickname because he had the same name as the pop singer. His career was best-known for the song "If You Don't, Somebody Else Will," which he recorded with Jimmy Lee Fautheree under the name "Jimmy and Johnny." I'm clueless as usual...the study kind, that doesn't mind the snow!