Label: Grand Prix Series - KX-11,Grand Prix Series - K-X11 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
Inand probably for several years before and after, the Gene Autry cap pistol was the main industry in Kenton, Ohio, a town of then 7, Every song has a story behind Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry - Sings Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer genesis and Gene Autry's music has some great tales to tell. Gene was riding his horse, Champion, down Hollywood Boulevard for the annual Christmas parade in when, hearing the crowds of children Rose Laurens - Mamy Yoko crying, "Here comes Santa Claus!
When the group heard the ice cubes jingling so merrily on the playback, they were inspired to use a "jingle bell" sound on Gene's record! It was the first Gene Autry Christmas release, a huge commercial and artistic triumph that opened the door to an unexpected extension of his phenomenal career. After the success of Here Po Du Mau Du - Vanessa Quai - Best Of Santa Clausevery songwriter on the planet was imploring Gene to record his or her marvelous Christmas composition.
He received hundreds of lead sheets Why - Phil Smiths Fluke - Something For Now home recordings, all of which he carefully studied. Ina Autry, to whom Gene was married for nearly a half century, was an individual possessing both charm and superb judgment, and was as well-loved by fans and industry personnel as was the cowboy himself.
When Gene passed on Johnny Marks' "Rudolph" in the belief that the song did not suit his image, Ina urged him to reconsider. She loved the line about Rudolph's exclusion from "reindeer games" and felt that the "ugly duckling" theme would appeal strongly to the young-at-heart. Ina's advice was as sound as ever. Gene's platter became the biggest seller the Columbia label had ever known. It reappeared on the charts each Christmas season for several years, and the remake for his own Challenge label was likewise a hit.
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