08 December: The Ventures: Sleigh Ride

Published December 08, 2014

The fabulous guitar group The Ventures tackle Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride in today's Advent Calendar entry. The track is one of many rocked-up reworkings of Christmas songs on their 1965 LP The Ventures' Christmas Album, perfect for a mid-Sixties California Christmas beach party.

Another track you might enjoy is their take on Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. I bet they "felt fine" when they recorded the intro.

Listen to Sleigh Ride here.

The Ventures' Christmas Album.