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Archive for December, 2006

Song ID: Three Aces and a Joker – “Sleigh Bell Rock” (1960)

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

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I’ve got a Rhino compilation from 1984 with this on it and here’s what the liner notes reveal:

“This trio of honky tonk hipsters played the beer joints in the Salt Lake City area of Utah, and in 1959 they recorded this song for R.J. Wooten’s GRC label. Radio programmers in Robert Hall Suits weren’t ready for this!”

I grew up in Salt Lake and I can assure you that if you’ve ever wondered who the all-time reigning rock kings of the SLC scene might be, you’ll never need to wonder again after listening to this shredder.

Update: Sources tell me the record actually came out in 1960.

Three Aces and a Joker – “Sleigh Bell Rock”

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Song ID: Gene Autry and Rosemary Clooney – “Look Out the Window” (1952)

Monday, December 18th, 2006

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If you told me it was actually Bob Barker singing with Rosemary, I’d believe it. Sounds like him, doesn’t it?

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Lordi Christmas ornament (2006)

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

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Here’s a picture of my Lordi Christmas ornament as it currently dangles. Those of you who don’t follow the annual Eurovision song contest, a Finnish group of monsters called Lordi won the whole thing earlier this year. I’m of Finnish descent, but I’m sure I’d still be basking in the glow of this historic coup if I weren’t.

Song ID: Lalo Schifrin – “Joy to the World” (1967)

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

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This plays right after James Coburn learns he’ll be analyst to the president of the U.S. He walks down the DC city streets with a big smile and eventually enjoys a soft-lit roll with his lady friend by the song’s end.

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Song ID: Bruce Cockburn – “Christmas Song” (1974)

Friday, December 15th, 2006

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Bruce Cockburn’s Salt, Sun and Time is such a summertime seaside album to me that it’s a bit strange for it to include a Christmas song on it. But it fits, and I like this better than anything on Bruce’s actual Christmas album.

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Natural Gas – “Christmas Song” (1976)

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

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Joey Molland of Badfinger formed this group with some former members of Humble Pie, Colosseum, and Uriah Heep.

Natural Gas – “Christmas Song”

Azra – “Proljece je 13. u decembru (Springtime on the 13th of December)” (1982)

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

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Happy Birthday, ti.

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Wizzard – “Rock and Roll Winter” (1974)

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Wizzard – “I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day” (1973)

Monday, December 11th, 2006

ActiveChinese – Learn Chinese Christmas Video (2006)

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

After hearing the ringtone here, I may decide to use one.