12 December: Jørgen Ingmann: Mary's Boy Child/White Christmas

Published December 12, 2019

Today, Danish guitarist Jørgen Ingmann is probably mostly known for scoring an international hit with his 1960 version of 'Apache' (The Shadows had the hit in the UK), and for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1963 with 'Dansevise', together with his then wife Grethe Ingmann.

But in 1971 he also recorded a Christmas album that I find irresistibly bizarre in its combination of Ingmann's guitars, formulaic easy listening arrangements and echo-laden backing choirs. I've selected his medley of 'Mary's Boy Child' and 'White Christmas' for your listening pleasure.

Listen here.

Jørgen Ingmann's 1971 album Swinging Good Old Christmas features his medley of 'Mary's Boy Child' and 'White Christmas'.

ADVENT CALENDAR 2019