I got a batch of 45s today that I'd like to share and, unlike most other sites, I will also share the b-sides. Only one b-side is not Christmas related in this batch, but it's a fun song nonetheless.
While some of these do delve a little into novelty territory, I think they are obscure enough to be included on this blog.
First up is what got me buying these 45s in the first place. Once I realized I didn't have a handful of versions of Little Donkey, I was determined to rectify the situation. So I give you the Beverley Sisters. The b-side is borderline Christmas...and I don't know if you can really call it that. It's about a toy drum and has a Little Drummer Boy kind of feel to it, but that's as close as it gets.
This record, as with the others here, are all year unknown.
Beverley Sisters-Little Donkey
Beverley Sisters-The Toy Drum (With His Drum)
I have a record off the Mica Records label by Blinda Turvey. I can't find any information about her online and don't know what year this is from, but it's a fun track. The B Side is not Christmas related at all, but I thought I'd post it since I've always wondered about the b-sides of these Christmas singles when posted on other blogs.
Blinda Turvey-Santa's Tag-A-Long
Blinda Turvey-I'm All Broke Out With Love
Jim Backus will probably be long associated with Christmas for his work on Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol but he had a Christmas 45 out and, from the sounds of it, it may predate the Christmas Carol special. Both sides are Christmas treasures.
Jim Backus-I Was a Teenage Reindeer
Jim Backus-Office Party
The last track I have to share comes from a promo record that sounds like it was recorded later than the previous tracks. I am guessing it came out in the 70's. The same track is on both sides.
Larry Cartell-Cowboy Santa
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!
Also, there was a request for me to take down a MP3 on my Bethlehem post. It took me a couple days, but I was able to find more than an adequate replacement song...it is THE song I was searching for for that post. It said exactly what I wanted to compliment the post with. Please check it out if you have an extra moment. The track is from Over the Rhine, and it's an excellent song.