Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Something for the weekend.  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer sung by Gene Autry.  Rudolph first appeared in a coloring book written and drawn by Robert L. May in 1939 as a Christmas giveaway by Montgomery Ward.  The tale of Rudoplph proved immensely popular with kids, with the coloring book still being in print and sold more than seven decades latter.  The famous song was written by Johnny Marks, a song writer and world war 2 combat veteran.  It was first sung by Harry Brannon in November 1949, shortly before the singing cowboy, Gene Autry, performed his immortal rendition.

Legions of singers have sang the story of Rudolph.  Here is a memorable version by Bing Cosby and Ella Fitzgerald:

Here is another memorable version, by Alvin and the Chipmunks, although perhaps it is not memorable for the same reason.

Published in: on December 5, 2015 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer  
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