“Forgotten Hollywood”- My Two Front Teeth…

Posted on December 24, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`I was handed unfortunate news this week. I have a tooth that needs extracting. It will be replaced by an implant. Before I receive the replacement, my gum needs to heal. The tooth will be missing for approximately six months.

“`Let me offer a Hollywood tie-in. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth is a holiday tune written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner while he was teaching music at public schools in Smithtown, New York. The silly song was published in 1948 after an employee of Witmark Music Company heard Gardner sing it at a music teachers conference.

“`The number was introduced in 1948 on Perry Como’s radio show, and originally recorded by Spike Jones and His City Slickers on December 6, 1947, with lead vocal by George Rock. That version, released by RCA Victor, reached the top of the charts in 1948, and again in 1949.

“`The ditty has also been recorded by numerous other singers and performers, including Ray Stevens, George Strait, Danny Kaye with The Andrews Sisters, The Platters, The Chipmunks, Nat King Cole (reportedly Gardner’s favorite version), the Hampton String Quartet, The Three Stooges, and Count von Count of Sesame Street.

“`As far as my plight goes… I can keep my missing tooth hidden and help stop the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a mask!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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