Here Comes Santa Claus
November 27, 2016 § Leave a comment
Download Well, folks… we’re on our way to Christmas once again. From now until the big day, I’ll be featuring backups for fun holiday music on each post of this blog. As an added bonus, you can download the MP3 file from here to your computer – then you can burn them to a CD and have a decent instrumental Christmas album courtesy of yours truly. Hopefully, we’ll have something that’s worth a listen. But don’t hold your breath.
This Christmas favorite was written and first recorded by Gene Autry. In 1946, he was riding his horse “Champion” in the Hollywood Boulevard Christmas Parade when he got the inspiration for “Here Comes Santa Claus”. Autry was positioned just two spots ahead of Santa Claus in the procession – so all the kids were completely ignoring him and screaming “Here comes Santa Claus”. Makes sense that the youngsters were more interested in Santa, but Autry wasn’t impressed. He did get a hit song out of it though.
Everybody on the planet has recorded this one, but I loosely used the Elvis arrangement as my own inspiration. I love the vocal backups on the keyboard and use them perhaps too much. Can’t help myself…