Thursday, December 17, 2009
When I was a kid, I loved hearing the singing dogs on the radio. I thought it was so cool to hear dogs bark Jingle Bells. Around this time of the year, you may catch Jingle Bells by the Singing Dogs. This song was released in 1955 by Don Charles. The hours put in were numerous since they don't have the technology that we have today.
These dogs had quite a following and Life Magazine--as seen in the photo above--had written a follow-up article on the dogs used in the song. Those dogs were Caesar, (German shepherd) Dolly, (a oodle) Pearl, (a terrier) and King(the other German shepherd). The producers did not want these dogs pigeonholed, so they put Oh Susannah on the B-side.
In 1970, a DJ found it lying around and decided to give the record a spin. It turned into a smashing success. RCA was so pleased by this turn of events, they re-released a newer edit of it that same year. Pussy the Pinscher,was added for the newer edit.
The dogs may be long gone, but their legacy remains. In honor of these dogs, here is their famous song:
Jingle Bells by the Singing Dogs
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