I love to find vintage 45's of Christmas songs. I'm not exactly sure why as 45's are sort of pain to play, they are so darn short and you are always running over to the record player to switch to a new song! But I can convert them to a digital format and sometimes find some unusual recordings on 45 that you just don't find anywhere else.
|While record-shopping for my brother recently I picked up a 45 of Jingle Bell Rock. When I got home I realized I already had two copies...|
One of the rare artists still recording today that can do justice to the older recordings, in my opinion, is Brian Setzer. The guy can rock AND swing! Here he is with a live version of Dig That Crazy Santa Claus which most people do not realize was actually a hit for Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers in 1954.
So get out those CD's, dust off those records, and get the Christmas music playing! You know you will love it the next few weeks but not want to hear another note of it by December 26th.