FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols
Dec. 9 – Dorothy Collins – Mister Santa (1955)
The melody of this track should, of course, be familiar.
Songwriter Pat Ballard rewrote the lyrics of his song, Mister Sandman, to make it suitable as a Christmas song.
This particular recording is by Canadian singer and star of Your Hit Parade, Dorothy Collins (who was also married to iconoclastic composer/bandleader Raymond Scott). It’s a fun little song and worthy of inclusion on your own Christmas party mix.
Here’s the track listing so far (link are to purchase MP3 at Amazon):
- Deck The Halls – The Music City Brass
- Christmas Candy – Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
- Ebenezer Scrooge – Teresa Brewer
- John Klein – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Joanie Sommers
- Frosty the Snowman – Esquivel and His Orchestra
- The Christmas Song – Judy Garland and Mel Torme
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – The Hollyridge Strings
- Mister Santa – Dorothy Collins
Here’s the link to the whole mix: FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols
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