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Attention Mac Users!

Mac users have been experiencing problems in unpacking the WinRAR archives used on this blog. Two solutions have been suggested.

1. Use The Unarchiver - - see comments on Little Esther Bad Baad Girl post for details.

2. Use Keka - - see comments on Johnny Otis Presents post.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

It's That Time Of Year Again ...

01. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Melodeers
02. Jingle Jangle - The Penguins
03. White Christmas - The Drifters, Featuring Clyde McPhatter
04. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Harmony Grits
05. You're My Christmas Present - The Skyliners
06. Can This Be Christmas - The Falcons
07. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Cadillacs
08. It's Christmas Time - The Five Keys
09. Rockin' Santa Claus - The Martels
10. It's Christmas Once Again - Frankie Lymon
11. Merry Christmas To My Heart - The Sheps
12. Merry Merry Christmas Baby - The Tune Weavers
13. Merry Twist-Mas - The Marcels
14. Merry Christmas Darling (And A Happy New - The Uniques
15. Mambo, Santa, Mambo - The Enchanters
16. Mr. Santa's Boogie - The Marshalls
17. Just A Lonely Christmas - The Moonglows
18. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
19. (It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas - The Orioles
20. A Christmas Long Ago (Jingle Jingle) - The Eschelons
21. Hey Santa Claus - The Moonglows
22. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - The Orioles
23. White Christmas - The Ravens
24. After New Year's Eve - The Heartbeats
25. Every Heart Is Home At Christmas - The Five Keys
26. Happy Holiday - The Shells
27. Christmas Is Coming At Last - The Rhythm Kings
28. Rockin' & Rollin' With Santa - The Hepsters
29. Christmas Letter - La Fets and Kitty
30. Have A Merry Christmas - The Robins, Featuring Little Esther
31. Love For Christmas - The Ebonaires
32. Merry Christmas - The Cameos

... yep, that time of year when we revive Joan Selects Volume 11 - A Doo Wop Christmas! First posted (with a different cover) in December 2008. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then but somehow Be Bop Wino bops on.

Speaking of bopping on - here's a Christmas swinger courtesy of Tom Archia and Gene Ammons. It usually turns up on Ammons compilations but it was originally released on Aristocrat in November 1948 credited to Tom Archia And His All Stars. A re-release on Chess in December 1950, with a new title, "Boppin' For Santa," was credited to Gene Ammons with Tom Archia. Anyway enjoy Tom and Gene blowing through some seasonal favourites -

Label courtesy

With thanks to Joan for the doowop delights and also thanks to all who contribute and comment on the blog. Merry Christmas to everyone out there in Be Bop Wino Land.


Bob Mac said...

A very merry Xmas to you and your loved ones BW. And a big thanks for all the goodies you have generously given us over the past year.

heylee said...

Happy Holidays to all at Be Bop Wino and thank you for all the great music.

boogiewoody said...

Thank you folks. Christmas is almost here - just over 20 minutes to go! All the best to everybody.


drizzz said...

A Very Merry Christmas to you!!!

B_B said...

Happy Holidays!

(A bit late . . . .Er, or . . . EARLY . . .!??! . . . 300-some-odd shopping daze 'til xmas . . .. 2018 . . ?!?!)

Uh, how does one download the "BOX" tune ("Swinging For Christmas")???

Usually "BOX" has a D-L "button" to the upper RIGHT of the page. Not in this case...

Happy "BOXING Day"...!

Oops. Late on that one, too(!)

boogiewoody said...

You got stoned and you missed it, didn't you? (copyright Shel Silverstein).

The answer to your question about d/l from Box is - one doesn't. I only have a free account and didn't want to exceed the bandwidth limit. However as it's nearly Christmas 2018, here is an early present - a mega download link for Tom Archia and Jug:!BINxWQQI!7oTtSIf0yLuDHaxC50Mez11E3cLvbayZouWPwIPnAP8

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


B_B said...

Awesome sauce!