Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sing along with Egon

Egon Kjerrman is the unconquerable champion in Sweden when it comes to making many editions of the same recordings. Always with different covers, sometimes really strange covers. Look down below for a detail with two kids from another cover.

The setup is always the same; the poor kids are dancing around the Christmas tree together with Egon who is shouting and singing (rather false) as load as he can making them speed up. You often find these records in Salvation Army stores and flee markets for less than 2 dollars. Normally they are in perfect condition, meaning nobody ever wanted to listen to them. No wonder why, if you ask me.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Happy Holiday in Sweden

This record contains a bunch of wellknown Swedish artists from the beginning of the sixties. I particularly like the way they are imitating the sound of tripping small "tomtenissar", as we call them in Sweden. The song is called "Tre små tomtar"(meening there are three of these small men).
We have a slightly different Christmastradition, originally Father Christmas was not an old man with beard at all, he was rather a small, grey grumpy and rather mean supernatural being known from fairytales. For various reasons somebody found out it would be nicer with a red cap. And then he turned out to be part of the Christmas celebrations, which was never ment to be.
The record contains some national and some international favourites, my favourite amongs the american songs is a hilarious version of "Frosty the Snowman".