The 12 Discs of Christmas 2012 #6


Santa Claus Is Surfin' to Town b/w Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (instr.)
Soupy Sales
Reprise Records single #244 (1962)


Here's some entertaining silliness from the man in the big bowtie and floppy hat, Soupy Sales. The title of the A-side is self-explanatory, you can pretty much hear it in your head before you even play it, but with production and arrangement by the great Jack Nitzsche, using the mighty Wrecking Crew, it's hard to resist this remarkably brisk (1:35!) rock and roll take on the kids' Christmas standard.

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