BLUE CHRISTMAS

Latest update on 06/12/2012

Artist: Doye O'Dell
Author: Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson
Label: Exclusive
Year: 1948

Ex Sons Of The Pioneers. Had his own tv-show and merchandising. A Doye O'Dell popcorn cup is highly prized amongst country trivia collectors. He also cut an Old Shep for Exclusive in 1947 and was the first to record Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves (see there).

Covers:

1948:

Jesse Rogers

1949:

Russ Morgan [trombonist and bigband leader who won an important copyright trial in the sixties (see: Sunflower)]

1949:

Ernest Tubb [n°1 C&W; one of many important Christmas hits that year; see also: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer]

1949:

Hugo Winterhalter

1957:

Elvis Presley [hit in UK in '64]

1960:

Browns

1962:

Bobby Vee

1963:

Johnny Cash

1963:

Jim Reeves

1964:

Beach Boys

1964:

Dean Martin

1976:

Tammy Wynette

1977:

Chris Marshons [as Bluest Xmas Ever (Since Elvis Died)]

1977:

Leigh Grady [as Blue Christmas Without Elvis]

1979:

Willie Nelson

1979:

Robert Gordon

1980:

Engelbert Humperdinck

1982:

Shakin' Stevens

1986:

John Holt

1991:

Mary Margaret O'Hara

1993:

Fats Domino

1994:

K.T. Oslin

1997:

Sheryl Crow

1999:

Vince Gill

2000:

Celine Dion

2002:

Brian Setzer

2005:

Harry Connick Jr.

2005:

Kate & Anna McGarrigle

2008:

Melissa Etheridge

2008:

Martina McBride [fake duet with Elvis]

2009:

Andrea Bocelli

2011:

Michael Bublé

2012:

Lady Antebellum

2012:

Rod Stewart

Miles Davis' Blue X-mas (To Whom It May Concern), is another song (vocal: Bob Dorough - '62).

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