Wednesday, April 4, 2007

78s fRom HeLL: Jimmy Boyd - (I've Got Those Wake Up 7:30, Wash Your Ears They're Dirty, Eat Your Eggs And Oatmeal, Rush To School) Blues

Jimmy Boyd was 12 years old in 1952 when his insanely popular hit record 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' was released by Columbia.

More hit records followed, as did numerous nightclub appearances. He guested on many TV shows of the era, and at 13 he had the distinction of being the youngest performer ever allowed to play Las Vegas.

By the late 1950's he'd tired of all the touring, put the singing on hold, and settled in Hollywood to work as an actor in film and TV. From 1960 to '62 he was married to actress Yvonne Craig, a few years prior to her TV role as Batgirl.

I saw not too long ago that a 'best of' Jimmy Boyd CD had been released, including his duets with Frankie Laine and Rosemary Clooney.

One that wasn't included was my favorite of his: '(I've Got Those Wake Up 7:30, Wash Your Ears They're Dirty, Eat Your Eggs And Oatmeal, Rush To School) Blues' - - A song which may have once been credited as holding the record for longest title ever, but that's hardly important.

It's a good tune, with the slightest tinge of 'proto-rockabilly' flavor. Hope you enjoy!


Listen to: Jimmy Boyd - (I've Got Those Wake Up 7:30, Wash Your Ears They're Dirty, Eat Your Eggs And Oatmeal, Rush To School) Blues (click for audio)

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