Thursday, November 25, 2010

Forgotten Music: Christmas with The Fab Four

When it comes to Christmas music, I'm a Scrooge. Give me anything else, please! But a few years back my friend Drew Bentley, former rockin' deejay idol of the Omaha airwaves, sent me these two 2002  albums by Beatles tribute band The Fab Four. I've since hauled them out at least once a year, and they always give me a smile. Each song is based on familiar Beatles tune, and you'll hear a lot of familiar riffs. I'd challenge you to guess which song is which, but YouTube spills the beans.

I see the original CDs are now pretty expensive (at least on Amazon), but you can get a digital download of Hark! for $8.99. This was a later release combining all 20 songs from the two albums above. It's also available in CD form on the band's website, HERE.

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Joy to the World

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Frosty the Snowman

Jingle Bells

Good King Wenceslas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Let It Snow

Blue Christmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

More of this month's Forgotten Music, Christmas and otherwise, at the blog of Mr. Scott D Parker.


Richard R. said...

I love Christmas music, or at least I like a lot of it. I have about 130-150 Christmas / holiday CDs, and for a long time bought a few new ones every year. We take the box of them out sometimes after December 1 and they get played to add cheer. Wife doesn't care for a lot of the things I do: Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, that kind of stuff, and she's not too high on the straight classical stuff either, so most of the Christmas music listening used to happen while she was at work. Now that she works at home... it may be headset time.

Evan Lewis said...

So what do you and the Mrs think of these almost-Beatles tunes?

Richard R. said...

I'm only so-so on them, I like the early Beatles and hear the original tunes in them but distorted in a way that's more annoying than entertaining.