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):

  1. Deck The Halls – The Music City Brass
  2. Christmas Candy – Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
  3. Ebenezer Scrooge – Teresa Brewer
  4. John Klein – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Joanie Sommers
  6. Frosty the Snowman – Esquivel and His Orchestra
  7. The Christmas Song – Judy Garland and Mel Torme
  8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – The Hollyridge Strings
  9. Mister Santa – Dorothy Collins

Here’s the link to the whole mix: FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols

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