Digging into some jazz for number fourteen in the Kooky Christmas Countdown:
“Be-Bop Santa Claus” by Babs Gonzales
One that I particularly enjoy is Babs Gonzales‘s version, “Be-Bop Santa Claus.” It’s laden with fifties-era stereotypes, but it’s sweet at heart. Babs himself was primarily a scat-style vocalist in jazz’s bop period, recording with many Blue Note artists. There’s no scat in this number, but it gives us a taste of his rhythm and wit.
Have a crazy cool Christmas! But don’t get knocked out.
Next up: From kooky to whacky.