The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
NPR's All Songs Considered filed a story yesterday (August 09, 2010) entitled "Oddest Musical Pairings." Though it wasn't mentioned on the 57 minute and 32 second show, Bing Crosby & David Bowie's "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth" is the first song on the web page. This odd collaboration was aired on a Crosby Christmas special in 1977. Here is a link to the TV special video.
A December 2006 article in the Washington Post called the pairing "one of the most sucessful duets in Christmas misic history...and surely the weirdest..."
Certainly alot has been written about the Crosby/Bowie duet. Just search it on the web and you will get several hits. You may find out a little more about ol' Bing than you wanted to as well! There seems to be a lot of speculation as to where either men knew the others' work before the show.
What struck me was the fact that Bing died of a heart attack just over a month after recording the show. The show aired in late November after his death. One thing is for sure, the song really caught on after a 1982 audio release. Before that, "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth" was bootlegged and only made it into more obscure collections.
What are some more odd or just plain wrong musical pairings that you would like to share? I guess we could limit our list to Christmas, but using the NPR piece as a springboard we don't have to. I know someone will want to talk about the Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan duet!
I LOVE that song by them! My dad and I still have the vinyl of that song. In fact, my dad still has literally 1000's of vinyl records! I remember before they came out with cd's he kept telling us they will stop making vinyl someday and kept buying them, which now they are making a comeback.
I don't know if it would be considered 'odd'; but, I found it an interesting pairing.
Brian setzer and Ann Margaret doing "Baby It's Cold Outside" on BSO's "Boogie Woogie Christmas".
I actually really like this version. Ann Margaret's voice on this one is perfect for this song. It's one of my fav's over the past few years.
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