04 December: Louis Armstrong: 'Zat You Santa Claus?

Published December 04, 2013

The lyrics to this are actually a little scary. I can just envision some modern-day filmmaker using this recording on the soundtrack of a Halloween-type movie (maybe someone has already done that): "Sure is dark out / Not the slighest spark out / Pardon my clackin' jaws / Uh, who there?"

But the warmth of Louis Armstrong's voice should be reassuring enough, and, indeed, the song ends thusly: "Say that's you Santa Claus / That's him alright!"

Listen here.

Louis Armstrong: 'Zat You Santa Claus?