Jimmy Fallon covers “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” like Dylan and Dylan covers “Must Be Santa” like Brave Combo
Christmas brings out the cover singers and karaoke.
I got caught last night singing “White Christmas” just like Bing Crosby, really!
Jimmy Fallon does a credible Bob Dylan so when a fan suggested he sing “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” why not? Continue reading
Expecting a new Bob Dylan release this Christmas has been a disappointment
Bob Dylan’s Christmas gift to fans this year only has one of his songs.
Bob Dylan was executive producer of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.
Hank Williams wrote the lyrics decades ago but didn’t finish the songs.
Dylan enlisted a who’s who of country, indie and rock music to make those lyrics come alive.
Every Christmas for ages I have looked forward to some Bob Dylan gift in my stocking.
Polka would be in Bob Dylan’s roots in Hibbing Minnesota but he got the moves from Texas
We’ve all gotten over, and perhaps forgotten Bob Dylan’s Christmas gift last year. Let’s be generous and thank him after all it’s Christmas and a time of good cheer.
Despite the misgivings of many about Dylan warbling on Silent Night, we’ve got to hand it to him for the awesome cover of Brave Combo’s Must Be Santa. Best polka Christmas song inspires Dylan Continue reading
Must Be Santa original arrangement by Brave Combo
When your tradition is Jewish it’s only logical to be inspired by five rocking, polka players from Denton, Texas at Christmas time.
Here’s the real thing recorded at Oktoberfest because it’s never too early to celebrate the good spirit of Christmas. Continue reading
Without Bob Dylan who would have heard the real Must Be Santa
I’ve been scratching my brains why Dylan released Christmas in the Heart. I know all the usual reasons but the CD just doesn’t stack up against any norm of Christmas albums. Dylan trying to croon Bing Crosby is too much even for this devoted Dylan-phile. Donating the royalties to feed the poor is nice.
For the 12 days of Christmas, I sprung for Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas. Now there is a guy who can sing. He’s not quite the swing of Donnie Osmond or Anne Murray but he can lay on the faux opera voice and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
If you thought Dylan’s version of “Must Be Santa” was great, here’s the real thing, Texas polka from the Grammy winning Brave Combo. Continue reading
CD of Christmas songs due October 13, 2009 and not before time
Bob Dylan has been an admitted softie since “Bob Dylan” and “Three Angels” from New Morning.
Bob Dylan was Jewish, converted to Christian and has peppered his songs with Biblical and religious imagery.