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It's A Doo Wop Christmas!

Just in case you couldn't figure it out from the headline, my 2016 Christmas compilation consists entirely of some famous, some not so famous, and some obscure doo wop Christmas songs performed by some famous, some not so famous, and some obscure doo wop groups.


A Christmas Long Ago 'Jingle Jingle' - Echelons
A Christmas Prayer - Penguins
All I Want For Christmas - Larks
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Santa's Doo Wop Helpers - Larry Chance, Johnny Maestro, Bobby Jay And Joel Katz
Christmas Of Love - Little Isidore And The Inquisitors
Christmas Plea - Dynamics
Christmas Serenade - Johnny Maestro And The Brooklyn Bridge
Christmas Tears Will Fall - Rocky Sharpe And The Replays
Gone On Christmas Eve - Frankie And The Fashions
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Johnny Maestro And The Brooklyn Bridge
I Remember Christmas - Drifters Featuring Johnny Moore 1964
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Larry Chance And The Earls
It's Christmas Once Again - Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers With Hugo Peretti And His Orchestra
It's Christmas Time - Five Keys
'It's Gonna Be A' Lonely Christmas - Sonny Till And The Orioles
Just A Lonely Christmas - Moonglows With The Red Holloway Orchestra
Little Bitty Snow Flake - Denise And The Double Dates
Merry Christmas Baby - Poets
Merry Christmas Baby Blue - Echoes
Merry Christmas Darling 'And A Happy New Year' - Uniques, Vocal By Stuffy
My First Christmas With You - Eligibles
Old Fashioned Christmas - Kenny Williams
Please Come Home For Christmas - Uniques
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Cadillacs With The Jesse Powell Orchestra
Silent Night - Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
The Christmas Tree - Episodes
White Christmas - Statues
Winter Wonderland - Regals

Posted by Rick | December 13, 2016 04:56 PM | Just For Fun

O Holy Night!

Be sure to check out Kenny Baker, a long forgotten tenor who appeared regularly on the Jack Benny Program in the 1930's, singing O Holy Night in The red meat Jukebox.

He is great!!

The Carpenters follow Mr. Baker with Merry Christmas, Darling. Karen Carpenter had the voice of an angel.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Rick | December 13, 2016 05:26 AM | Just For Fun


Summer is finally here! Be sure to listen to the songs of summer posted below!!

Posted by Rick | June 21, 2016 06:32 PM | Just For Fun

Summer's Almost Here

It's that time of year when I'm ready for summer with my 4th compilation of songs with a summer theme and 'summer' in the title of the song. I will be posting them here in the near future in a red meat Jukebox for everyone to enjoy, but for now you'll just have to be satisfied with the list of songs and the CD cover. Many of the songs are lesser known songs and a few are quite rare, but I think it is my best summer compilation yet.

End Of The Summer - Rita Coolidge
Girls Of Summer - Aerosmith
Here Comes Summer - Mark Wynter
Hurry Up Summer - Della Rae
My Summer Love - Diane Ray
School's Out For Summer - Alice Cooper
Stars Of The Summer Night - Jo Stafford, Gordon MacRae And The Paul Weston Orchestra
Suddenly Last Summer - Motels
Summer At Dreampoint - Aqua Velvets
Summer Concerto - Ventures
Summer Has Gone - Doris Day
Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard And The Shadows With Strings
Summer Love - Roy Orbison
'Summer Love' Title Song - Kip Tyler With Jimmy Daley And The Ding-A-Lings
Summer Nights - Challengers
Summer Romance - Debbie Reynolds
Summer Samba - aka 'So Nice' 'Samba De Verao' - Connie Francis
Summer Wind - Brenda Lee
Summer's Come And Gone - Lettermen
Summertime Angel - Four Epics
'Summertime' From 'Porgy And Bess' - Clifford Brown 'Live'
That Warm Summer Night - Ricky Nelson
The Green Leaves Of Summer - From 'The Alamo' - Dimitri Tiomkin, Symphony Orchestra
The Sounds Of Summer - Robert Maxwell
The Summer Knows - Theme From 'Summer Of '42' - Mystic Moods Orchestra
They Tell Me It's Summer - Fleetwoods
When Summer Ends - Lettermen
Where Did The Summer Go - Cliff Richard And The Shadows
Wild Summer Nights - Beaver Brown Band


Here is my compilation for the summer of 2016 - 29 songs of summer in the sky blue red meat Jukebox, and sooner than I expected!

Posted by Rick | May 21, 2016 11:13 PM | Just For Fun

2015's Christmas Music Compilation

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I wanted to put the album cover to my 2015 Christmas music compilation here. I think it's a fun cover.

This year's compilation features some big band music from long ago, much of which you may never have heard before. Have you ever heard Christmastime by The Blue Baron And His Orchestra With The Bluenotes' ? No. How about Art Mooney's version of The Christmas Choo Choo Train? Well, stay tuned...

Here is the complete list of songs found in my 2015 Christmas Compilation!

Blue Christmas - Glenn Osser And His Orchestra
Christmas Night In Harlem - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra
Christmas Time Blues - Roy Milton And His Solid Senders '78 RPM Version'
Christmastime - Blue Barron And His Orchestra With The Bluenotes
Fairy On The Christmas Tree - George Melachrino And His Orchestra
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly
Hello Mister Kringle - Frankie Masters And His Orchestra
Here Comes Santa Claus 'Right Down Santa Claus Lane' - Benny Strong And His Orchestra
I Told Santa Claus To Bring Me You - Bernie Cummins And His Orchestra
I Want You For Christmas - Russ Morgan With Russ Morgan And Chorus
'It's A' Marshmallow World - Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra
It's Winter Again - Isham Jones And His Orchestra Featuring Frank Sylvano
Jingle Bells - Harriet Hilliard With Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman, Vocal, Sonny Berman, Trumpet Solo
On The Santa Claus Express - Freddy Martin Orchestra With Stuart Wade And The Martin Men
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Maddox And The Rhythmasters
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra With Cliff Weston And Edythe Wright
Santa's Little Sleigh Bells - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown
Shake Hands With Santa Claus - Louis Prima And His Orchestra
Silver Bells - Pete Fountain
Snowfall - Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra
The Christmas Choo Choo Train - Art Mooney And His Orchestra
The Christmas Song - Bobby Byrne And His Orchestra
The Holly And The Ivy - Angela Morley And Her Orchestra
The Jolly Old Man In The Bright Red Suit - Vaughn Monroe With The Moon Maids
Too Fat For The Chimney - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown
'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown
What Is A Santa Claus - Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
White Christmas - Harry James With Marion Morgan

Posted by Rick | November 27, 2015 04:53 PM | Just For Fun

It's Here - Summer 2015!

Summer is here and I’m excited to present the final installment of my summer compilations. (Unless I come across another 15 songs, I have finally run out of enough songs with ‘summer’ in the title to fill another CD).

This year’s compilation is highlighted by 3 selections performed by Rod McKuen and the San Sebastian Strings, three by the Ray Charles Singers (not that Ray Charles), and five instrumentals. The coolest instrumental, The Summer Knows - Theme From 'Summer Of '42, by famous jazz trumpeter, Art Farmer, is definitely worth a listen.

Without further ado, here is the list of cool ‘summer’ songs now playing in The red meat Jukebox. Listening can’t help but get you in the mood for the long, hot days ahead.

A Summer Girl - Sammy Fall
Belcher Landing 'One Certain Summer' - Rod McKuen With The San Sebastian Strings
Blue Summer - Royalettes
Indian Summer - Ray Charles Singers
Last Days Of Summer - Blue Hawaiians
Something Wonderful Happens In Summer - Frank Sinatra
Stay And Love Me All Summer - Brian Hyland
Summer - Rod McKuen With The San Sebastian Strings
Summer Evening - Rod McKuen With The San Sebastian Strings
Summer Love - Walt Benton And The Diplomats
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Summer Romance - Jackie Kallan
Summer Set - Monty Kelly And His Orchestra
Summer Symphony - Leslie Gore
Summer Wind - Perry Como
Summer's Gone - Sandals
Summertime Blues - Beyonce Knowles
‘Summertime‘ From 'Porgy And Bess' - Chantels
Summertime In Venice - Ray Charles Singers
The Summer Knows - Theme From 'Summer Of '42' - Art Farmer
The Things We Did Last Summer - Ray Charles Singers
Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Julie London
Theme From 'The Endless Summer' - Gary Hoey
This Morning It Was Summer - Natalie Cole
When Summer Comes 'Get A Chance With You' - Jan And Dean

Posted by Rick | June 21, 2015 05:36 PM | Just For Fun

Sonny Dunham - Memories Of You

Growing up, I played, rather poorly I might add, the trumpet in grade school and high school. My inadequacies aside, I still have a great fondness for music played by great trumpeters.

I have a selection of songs by the famous trumpeter, Bobby Hackett, playing in The red meat Jukebox right now but I recently came across a few songs by a great trumpeter from the 1930's and 40's by the name of Sonny Dunham. I am going to include my favorite of the few songs I have by him called Memories Of You along with the songs by Bobby Hackett in The red meat Jukebox. Not nearly as well known at Hackett, Dunham was, nevertheless, a very special musician.

Invest 3 minutes of your time listening to this. You will not be disappointed.

Posted by Rick | February 6, 2015 05:16 PM | Just For Fun

Bobby Hackett In The red meat Jukebox

Bobby Hackett, the trumpeter famously featured on many of Jackie Gleason's albums, made a record called Rendezvous in 1956 and songs from it are now featured in The red meat Jukebox. Be sure to check them out.

Posted by Rick | January 17, 2015 11:14 PM | Just For Fun

Winter Wonderland 2014 Is Here!!!

All the songs from my Winter Wonderland 2014 compilation are now in the red meat jukebox for you to enjoy while you sit in front of the fire sipping your cocoa.

There are some favorites in the bunch, but there are also some lessor known tunes by lessor known or long forgotten artists.

Be sure to play close attention to The One Horse Open Sleigh. It is the original version, copyrighted in 1857, of the modern day Jingle Bells. What fun....

Merry Christmas!!!

Posted by Rick | December 21, 2014 04:14 AM | Just For Fun

It's Winter Wonderland III

I have completed my sixth annual Christmas/Winter Solstice CD. It is my third homage to the joys of winter, snow, and the cold, cold weather. This year's 27 song compilation is highlighted by The One Horse Open Sleigh performed by the Robert DeCormier Singers. The One Horse Open Sleigh was the precursor to it's modern version entitled Jingle Bells.

Here is the song list in alphabetical order...songs to be posted in the redmeatblog jukebox soon. Be sure to check back to hear them!

01 - A Winter Romance - Beegie Adair
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Johnny Mercer And Margaret Whiting
By The Fireside - Ray Charles Singers
Frosty, The Snowman - McGuire Sisters
05 - I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter - Connie Landers
It's A Marshmallow World - Dean Martin
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Connie Stevens With The Magnificent Werner Müller Orchestra
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Chanticleer
Little Bitty Snow Flake - Denise And The Double Dates
10 - Lonely Winter - Ralph Marterie And His Marlboro Men
Our Winter Love - Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin
Siberian Sleigh Ride - Hal Kemp And His Orchestra
Sleigh Ride - Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians
Snow, Snow, Beautiful Snow - Harry Simeone Chorale
15 - Snowbound - Ramsey Lewis
Snowfall - Claude Thornhill Orchestra 'Decca Stereo'
Strawberry Snow - Brenda Lee
The Coldest Night Of The Year - Vashti Bunyan
The One Horse Open Sleigh - Robert DeCormier Folk Singers
20 - The White Snows Of Winter - Kingston Trio
When Winter Comes - Joanie Sommers, Arranged And Conducted By Stan Applebaum
Winter In New England - Julius LaRosa
Winter Light - Linda Ronstadt
Winter Night - Edyie Gorme
25 - Winter Overnight - Helen Morgan
Winter Warm - Gale Storm
Winter Wonderland - Jan Garber And His Orchestra

Posted by Rick | November 29, 2014 07:10 AM | Just For Fun

The Big Splash

Daisy Mae and Mathilda spashing up a storm on a hot August Sunday afternoon. Annette Funicello, America's favorite beach bunny, was providing the music.

Posted by Rick | August 3, 2014 11:06 PM | Just For Fun

Songs Of Summer 2014

Here are the Songs Of Summer 2014 in a spiffy white version of the red meat jukebox for your listening enjoyment:

Posted by Rick | June 15, 2014 03:52 AM | Just For Fun

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