Saturday, December 18, 2010

Brian Setzer Orchestra: Run Rudolph Run

One of the most covered Christmas rock songs, "Run Rudolph Run" has an interesting history. It was co-written by Johnny Marks, the tunesmith behind "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Marks' specialty was Christmas songs. Here is some ammunition for the defense side in the War on Christmas battle. Marks was Jewish.

Yes, we can all get along.

Chuck Berry was the first artist to record "Run Rudolph Run," it was only rendition to crack Billboard's Hot 100, peaking at #69.

Watch the Brian Setzer Orchestra perform this chestnut at their 2005 Christmas Extravaganza.

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