Jingle Bell Rock (From Daryl) 2:09
Jingle Bell Rock (From John) 2:09
“Jingle Bell Rock” was originally written by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe. The song was first released by Bobby Helms in 1957 only two days before Christmas. Despite the close proximity to the holiday, the song reached #6 on the Hot 100 that season and charted several other years after that as a re-issue and in some cases Helms re-recorded the song. In 1983, Hall and Oates recorded the song for a special Christmas single release. Two versions were recorded, one featuring Daryl on lead vocals and one featuring John. This promo 12″ lists Daryl’s version as being on Side 1 and John’s version on Side A.
Even more timeless than this single is the video Hall & Oates sent to MTV for the song. G.E. Smith was the guitar-playing Grandma and Tom “T-Bone” Wolk played Grandpa while the other band members joined in on the wonderfully goofy Christmas video. Have a look…
Label: RCA Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
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