Talk:Blue Christmas (song)

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Here it is[edit]

Here it is. . .

You can listen with no copyright violations.

It sounds like a bass, drums, Elvis on acoustic chords and runs, male and female chorus.

Hear the female voices sound like harsh winter snow wind. Hear the Rockabilly swing.

One of Elvis' best.

Neil LeVang was one of two main guitarists for The Lawrence Welk Show. A main guitarist for television during the 1960's. He is said to have recorded with Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Noel Boggs, Frank Zappa [Freak Out and Hot Rats? - album], and maybe Harry Nilsson.

see which shows some LeVang works

look at the Elvis album =

Memories: The '68 Comeback Special Elvis Presley read disc 2 and notice the song is "previously unreleased"

explains that Charlie Hodge And Scottie Moore are guitarists.

If you listen close to the guitar on it sounds like Elvis on acoustic and someone doing the runs [Elvis?]. The style of LeVang? Is he on the 1968 TV special? Who was on the original song and the live version? I have searched on the Internet but as yet have found exactly who the musicians were for this recording both live and studio.- E. P.


The article points towards Jay W. Johnson as one of the authors. Is it possible/likely that it's someone else with the same name? If it IS the same man, it ought to be worth mentioning in his article that he's co-author of this song...

Other Versions/Artists[edit]

I once saw this song performed on TV by a fellow with an acoustic guitar. He performed it as though Porky Pig was singing "Blue Christmas". This rendition of the song is intended to be comical and succeeds quite well in that regard, I think, because a woman in the background starts giggling partway through the song and ends up in full on laughter. She is nearly as funny as the fellow doing the singing. I do not know the fellow's name. The MP3 recording of this rendition is widely available on the Interwebs Hopefully, someone who knows the artist's name will add to this section and give the name of the performer. He could probably use the recognition for his talents. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BLewis66 (talkcontribs) 02:37, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

In my research, I've found two people credited with the Porky Pig recording - and two different recordings, for that matter. One is said to be Mark McCollum. However, the one with the laughter in the background that you describe, I've seen attributed to a North Carolina Disc Jockey named Denny Brownlee and recorded (possibly) as early as 1984 with a 45 single release. The stroy goes that it was released as "Porky Pig" but changed to "Seymore Swine & The Squealers" after copyright threats from Warner Brothers. I've also found a claim that it was recorded in Ocean City, MD during a party hosted by the radio station 98 Rock. Possibly as recent as 1989. However, none of the claims I have found online are actual, sourceable publications. So there's no way to vouch for the accuracy of any claims. So, at this time, I wouldn't be comfortable adding it to the article. I'm also unsure as to it's notability by wiki standards. Medleystudios72 (talk) 17:16, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Added in Peter Cetera to the list of folks who have covered this. He did it as a duet with his daughter Claire for his 2004 Something that Santa Claus Left Behind Christmas album. As a side question, Johnny Cash did at least two versions according to the second, non-bulleted list. Once by himself and once with the Staller Brothers. Should he be moved to the bulleted list? The first list seems more like more notable performers after Elvis. The non-bulleted list also lists every one on the bulleted list and the year their recording was released. - Anonymous 12/15/2016 1:20AM EST — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:18B:300:DBFF:ECA6:C13F:A2A5:B1DC (talk) 06:20, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Lady Antebellum[edit]

Also did a cover on their 2012 Christmas album, "On This Winter's Night." Not bad... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:18, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

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