This week, I'm pleased to welcome my pal, Jen Harris, back into the studio. We've performed this song a couple of times, and I wanted to get Jen back here to share it with you. Such a fun rendition of a classic 40's song.
Actually, the story behind this song is some kind of wonderful. Department store giant, Montgomery Ward, commissions a children's story book as a work for hire. Rudolph is born. Then, the author's brother-in-law decides to write a song about the character. It was more than 20 years later that Rudolph became the animated television classic we all know and love. The song became the first #1 hit of the 1950's, and is second only to Bing Crosby's White Christmas in holiday record sales through the years.
It just goes to show you that even when you think you're done with a project, it can take on a life all its own.
No sooner had I finished my lunch when the phone rang. It was my oldest. "Hey, are you okay?" "Not really, Mom. Aunt Dian died." Less than an hour later, I was on the road to Michigan. 9 hours later, I'm crashing at my ex-husband's house for the night. That meant I wasn't able to […]
This week's song is a cover of a classic by The Beatles. "All You Need Is Love" was written to be a mantra-style piece - sort of like musical brainwashing. You hear the refrain over and over, with a march-style feel that gives it an almost militaristic, "drilling it into your head" sensation. I've yet […]