Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Record #0213: Jingle Bell Rock / Captain Santa Claus (And His Reindeer Space Patrol) – BOBBY HELMS

MCA 65026 (re-issue) USA, 1973
Words & Music by:  Side A – Joe Beal, Jim Boothe; Side B – Don Reid, Arthur Altman
Bobby Helms (lead vocals), Grady Martin (guitar), Hank Garland (guitar), Harold Bradley (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Owen Bradley (piano), Buddy Harman (drums), The Anita Kerr Singers (chorus)
Recording sessions: Produced by Paul Cohen at Owen Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN, Oct. 29, 1957
Highest chart positions:  US #6, US Country #13

This is a re-issue of Decca 30513, which was released in 1957. Helms was probably most famous for “Jingle Bell Rock” and “My Special Angel”.

I think I also have the original Decca release somewhere. Maybe I’ll post it here next Christmas.

List price:  Very Good + is $2.50, Near Mint is $5

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