Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Deck Us All With Boston Charlie
Deck Us All With Boston Charlie
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Jingle Bell Swing (Columbia/Legacy)
Gildo Mahones (piano), Ike Isaacs (bass), Jimmy Wormworth (drums).
Composed by Walt Kelly & Norman Monath.
Recorded: New York, May 4, 1961
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
If you think seven swans a-swimming is a tongue-twister, try singing along with LH&R's spoof of "Deck the Halls" ŕ la Walt Kelly's cartoon carolers (Pogo Possum, Albert Alligator, et al.):
Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla Walla, Wash., and Kalamazoo! Nora's freezin' on the trolley, Swaller dollar cauliflower Alleygaroo!
Annie Ross sounds like Margaret Dumont in a Marx Brothers movie—the dowager soprano desperately in need a stocking stuffed down her throat. Fine fun.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz