Topic: December 2016 FSOTM - Winter Wonderland - VIEW for 2nd song!
It's the last month of the year, and the MEMBERS have spoken! This month, members voted on songs previously suggested and you chose Winter Wonderland. I think everyone agrees that this is a great choice for December (those of us who are stuck in the snow and need something to smile about... or those of you wishing you had snow)!
Song 1 - Members Choice -
From Wikipedia, ""Winter Wonderland" is a winter song, popularly regarded as a Christmas song, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 200 different artists..... The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934...... The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo's orchestra, a top ten hit. Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer took the song to #4 in Billboard's airplay chart in 1946."
Do you know who "Parson Brown" is? You don't get points for googling the answer!
OK - Here's the youtube link for the FIRST recording of the song by Richard Himber and the Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc35J3smINQ
Guy Lombardo followed right after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7CGbI4x8ao
And in my search for someone famous that did this song on guitar, I found Jason Mraz with his very own unique cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhxGGIuGwS8
Here's a Chordie Search result link for the song chords - YOU choose which one works for you!
http://www.chordie.com/results.php?q=wi … =&np=0
Song 2: Pulled from the hat
Click Here for the reveal!
My elves worked hard on the BIG reveal for the song pulled out of the hat... so I'm NOT TELLING! You'll have to click the link above to find out (or scroll through comments after they start pouring in and people post their versions!). I'll let ya'll find your favorite versions and chords for this one!
READY? SET? GO!
edited to add a link for song 2!
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.