18 December: The Three Suns: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

Published December 18, 2019

I love that there once was a time that a major label such as RCA Victor felt it worthwhile to release an album like The Three Suns' A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas. I also love that there are people today that seek out and rip these forgotten albums and put them on blogs so that people like me can access them, and then share selected tracks with the followers of my Advent Calendar blog.

The Three Suns, an American instrumental trio, were founded in 1939 and achieved a number of major hits in the 1940s, including their 1947 version of 'Peg O' My Heart', which was number one for three weeks. In the 1950s, they scored two Top 20 albums.

One of the members was Al Nevins, who went on to form the publishing company Aldon together with Don Kirshner. Aldon was the main player in the so-called Brill Building era of the early-to-mid 1960s, featuring now legendary songwriting teams such as Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich.

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In 1959, The Three Suns gave us a Ding Dong Dandy Christmas.