The Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 11: Another Christmas Song

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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Neil Obstat
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    Hmmm…despised songs of holiday content. Near the top of my list is Springsteen’s rendition of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”. However, I feel nearly as revulsed when hearing about 90% of his recorded work. The man was _never_ remotely_ my “Boss”.

    On the other hand, one I’ve liked since I first heard it has a haunting appeal I never found in the traditional arrangement. That is “Little Town of Bethlehem” done to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun”. The first link is by Bob Rivers, who had a radio show in the 90’s & early 00’s out of Seattle, he does a mean Eric Burdon impression. The second is by The Joy Strings, a bit older than the Rivers cover; they were apparently a group started by Salvation Army members.

    Enjoy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN1cTEmiZoI

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