Sunday, December 11, 2011

Song of the Week: "Sleigh Ride"

SamuraiFrog's Essential Christmas Songs #4. Oddly enough, I think I have more versions of "Sleigh Ride" on my Christmas Playlist than any other song... five off the top of my head: the classic Leroy Anderson piece, one by the Ronettes, one by Fozzie Bear, one from the Star Wars Christmas album, and this version, my favorite, by the Ventures. I was blown away when I first heard this, because I was always a fan of their similar-sounding surf rock classic, "Walk--Don't Run." I actually grew up hearing that song in large part because my Dad used to play it on his guitar, one of a couple of surf rock riffs he liked to play around with. So, once again, nostalgia kind of takes the cake for me here.

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