My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #23: A Trio of Very Intelligent Gentlemen

When I was a kid, I loved this song, but it took me FOREVER to finally get the rhythm down right when I would sing it without accompaniment! Of course, in church, we sang it reverently, but there have been some really rollicking versions released in recent years; I hope you like today’s musical choices!

Imagine my surprise to learn that there is a “Guitar Hero” performance track of this song (who knew?), and reportedly it is wickedly hard to master. Of course, I had to track down the original of said piece, and lo and behold, there it was.

Now, this is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, so if you don’t like it, I completely understand; just skip it and listen to today’s other selections. I have to admit, though, this one is kinda fun (in a heavy metal kind of way):
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Everybody awake now? Good. OK – straighten up your wigs; this is a MUCH more traditional version of this beloved song:
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I wanted to share Straight No Chaser’s fun a cappella version with you because it’s cute and clever, but I’m afraid this video is just vocals:
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Finally, I ran across this video, taken from a live performance – it looks like these guys had a LOT of fun doing this one (for those of you who may only know Hugh Jackman from the movies, he is a HECK of a singer, with a Tony Award and several more nominations!).  This one is just a rollicking good time:
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Wasn’t that fun? Well, I guess that’s enough for today – thanks for dropping by; hope to see you again tomorrow!
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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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3 Responses to My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #23: A Trio of Very Intelligent Gentlemen

  1. I think this was the first carol I learned in English. Silent Night was second.

    Needless to say, the kids liked the first one 😀

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  2. Dale Long says:

    I know this is an old post but I am doing new research. 😉
    Do you know where to find, or did you have, the album or CD of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Men’s Chorus? I am writing a 2nd Christmas story. This one is inspired by the carol and call me old fashioned, but I prefer the “hard” copies of music.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

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