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    Mary Wells – “Jingle Bell Rock”- 1982

    Now that we're just out of the Holiday season, I find this recording I had never heard before now. Go figure:

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    Where do you find this cool stuff?? Mary sounds good!

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    If my memory serves me correct that was recorded in Nashville as part of some stuff she did for Gusto Records.

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    It was originally released on album entitled CHRISTMAS SOUL SPECIAL. Other artists included Sam Moore, Shirley Alston, Martha Reeves, and Wilson Pickett. Mary also performed a rendition of SILENT NIGHT.

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    I thought she sounded great on this too.

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    I remember when this came out. I was living in Philly at the time and it was hot! LOL!!!

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    I've seen that LP/CD many times over the years, and not being a fan of holiday music ignored it....

    This is a great version of JBR....holiday songs tend to constantly be recycled and become warhorses no matter who sings them...Mary Wells phrasing and a great instrumental track make this a "thumbs up!!!" for me...the very few I ALWAYS enjoy: Supremes "Born of Mary" Heart (Ann & Nancy Wilson) Blue Christmas and Connie Francis' Ave Maria

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    Dec 2016
    Leave this song to the original artist. Mary’s version is terrible.

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    This is great. Thanks Marv. Terrific phrasing and performance by Mary.


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