Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Born in a Heat Wave

Born in a heat wave in the middle of July of 1946 and inspired by the old Currier and Ives lithographs, this modern classic was not finished and recorded until February of 1948.

The original was written as an instrumental and remains a great piece for orchestras and was first performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler in 1949. It  was a hit pressed red record for RCA and became a signature song for the Boston Pops.

It was written by Leroy Anderson who did not record it until 1950 where it reached a best-seller chart in 1952. It was given words in 1950 and The Andrews Sisters did the first vocal recording with the lyrics.

This song has no lyrics that mention Christmas, but it is considered a Christmas song due to the nature of the subject.

The clever use of instruments is what makes this song a classic. With a slapstick for a whip, a block for horse hooves and a trumpet for a whinny, you can see why Sleigh Ride became a Boston Pops signature song.

I found this wonderful rendition by the United States Navy Band from 2012. I hope you enjoy it as much as Harry and I did! If you prefer vocals, in addition to The Andrew Sisters, The Carpenters also did a version of this festive song.

Think of all the presents you can pile into the back of that sleigh! Here are some wonderful gifts to add to the pile.

Heart To Heart Crochet Oval Doily

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Best Dad Ever Heart Shaped Christmas Ornament

Kevs Krafts 

Necklace Artisan Lampwork Floral Heart Pendant Onyx Glass Beads Swarovski Crystals

Magdalene Jewels 

Ranch Red Cable Hearts Scarf with Corkscrew Heart Fringe

Crafting Memories 1 

Red Key Necklace


Red Heart Stud Earrings

Blue Morning Expressions 

Garnet Earrings

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Heart Necklace

Pretty Gonzo 

Heart Shape Moss Tree Agate Undrilled Polished Stone 30mm

Dianes Dangles 

Black Heart Red Crystal Engraved Love Bead Valentine Gift Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Personalized Bridal Shower Photo Album


Turquoise Mom and Yellow Aragonite Mothers Day Gemstone Necklace Set

Kats All That 

Valentines Hearts Flowers Earrings, Pink Purple Lampwork Jewelry Gift

Shadow Dog Designs 

Heart Beads Purple Handmade Lampwork Beads EDP Shiny Silver 15mm Small

Covergirl Beads 

Enamel Heart Shaped Drop Earrings in Royal Blue with Lotus Flower -Vintage Jewel

Butterfly in the Attic 

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