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Little Drummer Boy #13 & #14

Love hearing this in another language. It does not lose its charm one bit. And their voices are like honey.

Just one more…seeing as Christmas is nearly here…this time in Woodland Cree…enjoy.

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Little Drummer Boy #11 & #12

I apologise ahead of time for this one…but it has to be seen [& heard] to be believed.

To make up for THAT…here is a lovely version.

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Little Drummer Boy #10

Gregorian & Amelia Brightman – Peace on earth (little drummer boy).

This really is a beautiful version. I know…it is not only Little Drummer Boy, but the combination is just joyful. Enjoy !!!

 

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Little Drummer Boy #9

There was no way I could not include a Chipmunk version of this song…just no way.

I will forever be an ALVIN fan.

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Little Drummer Boy #8

Twentieth-Century Fox Records label contracted Harry Simeone asking that he make a Christmas album in 1958. Simeone assembled a group he called “The Harry Simeone Chorale” and began his search for material. Simeone was introduced to an obscure song by friend and credited song co-author Henry Onorati, titled “Carol of the Drum”. Simeone changed the title to “The Little Drummer Boy”. He recorded the song for his album Sing We Now of Christmas. The single “The Little Drummer Boy” quickly became extremely popular and rose to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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Little Drummer Boy #7

Sorry it took so long to post a new version…but life has a way of getting in the middle and throwing all good intentions out the window.

I love this version…hope you do too.

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Little Drummer Boy #4

After my last slightly humorous post I thought it was time to get a bit more serious.

How many of you knew that ‘Little Drummer Boy’ was originally titled the ‘Carol of the Drum’ ?

The first official recording of this song was by the Trapp Family Singers. Yes indeedy…that Trapp family that Julie Andrews made famous in Sound of Music.

So here is their version.

You might notice that instead of “the ox and lamb kept time” the Trapp Family Singers sing “the ox and ass kept time” which was as it was originally written by Katherine Davis in 1941. There is a very interesting story about some plagiarism of this song, which I will tell you during this month of the Little Drummer Boy, once I check out that it is true.

Hope you enjoy.

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Little Drummer Boy #3

This was too cute & funny NOT to share. A drum roll please for…Little Drummer Boy – Walk off the Earth (Feat. Doggies)

If you have a couple of minutes and would like to see how they put this together then I have one more video for you. A behind the scenes which I loved watching…go the doggies !!!!

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Little Drummer Boy #2

Bob Seger is high up on my list of wonderful singers. I still have the records of his I bought back in the day.

So when I heard this I was thrilled. Hope you like it as much as I do.

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Little Drummer Boy #1

Today I came across a version of my favourite Christmas song that made the hairs stand up all over my body…so I thought I would share it with you.

How amazing was that ??

I found myself searching for different versions of this wonderful song. So, although it is not yet December I am breaking what in the past has been a steadfast rule. No Christmas stuff until December 1.

Each day up to and including Christmas Eve I am going to search and find a cool version of this ever so wonderful song.

I figure I might take you along with me and share them with you. Hopefully you will be like me and never tire of this song.

Do you have a favourite Christmas song ?? I’d love to hear which one it is.

Or do you have a favourite version of Little Drummer Boy ?? Do tell !!!

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