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post Dec 21 2011, 02:13 PM
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In his blog today, James Lileks postulates that maybe there weren't any pop Christmas songs until the WWII era. I think he may be right. "Rudolph" was penned in 1939, so technically that's the 30's, but it sure has a 40's feel to it, IMO.

I'm thinking that any Christmas music recorded in what you might call "the Dismuke era" were hymns and carols, played more or less reverently. Possibly something along the lines of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra's Savoy Medley might have been done, but I have never encountered any.

So, you experts, what are some of the earliest examples of pop Christmas songs (music & lyrics written before 1939) or jazz pressings of traditional holiday music?
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post Dec 21 2011, 04:40 PM
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Well maybe not pop but definitely not a hymn or carol either;
Lonesome Christmas Blues' BLIND BLAKE (1929)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97TDmo3g3IE

Not really a christmas song but the title mentions christmas and its groovy;
Bernard Etté's Orchestra - Ein Jazz am Weihnachtsabend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0vyF-ro6vA

Hot!
Christmas Night in Harlem - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1eUsgsIBQk

Bessie Smith - At the Christmas ball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiaYZlHITvQ

JINGLE BELLS - "Fats" Waller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_09nW6Pz6Q


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post Dec 22 2011, 10:10 PM
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There are many songs about children's toys and dolls from the 1920's. I think they would make perfect Christmas songs. Like these two for example.


The Toymaker's Dream (1929)

The Toy Town Parade (1927)





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post Dec 22 2011, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (Aaron2006 @ Dec 22 2011, 05:10 PM) *

Santa Claus is Coming To Town 1934
Jingle Bells
Both are on A brunswick record from 1934
One side is by Joe Moss Orchestra and the Jingle Bells is by Ozzie Nelson Orchestra
Was reissued LATER on Red Label Columbia

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post Dec 22 2011, 11:33 PM
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Then there is Winter Wonderland, Felix Bernard and Richard Smith 1934. Here's Parker Gibbs and Ted Weems....http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/rama/COLC825.ram

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post Dec 23 2011, 11:03 PM
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After a little searching I turned up these three items.

Being seasonal and nonsecular may be one reason that there's not a lot of
20's-30's pop songs for Christmas.

I'm sure the same might be said for Easter music.


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Play
Gracie Fields - Winter Draws On (or is that Winter Drawers On)??? - (1935?)

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Dick Robertson And His Orch - Hello, Mr. Kringle - (1939)

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Dick Robertson And His Orch - I Want You For Christmas - (1937)


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post Dec 24 2011, 02:59 PM
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Might be a bit out-of-topic, but ........

A parody on a traditional Christmas 1930s shorty ( soundie) ....
Enjoy it!

Merry Xmas - Jingle Bells

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