16 December: Mabel Scott: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Published December 16, 2020

This joyful recording was a 1948 hit for Mabel Scott, reaching number 12 on Billboard's Christmas chart. Scott had a fairly short-lived recording career: according to Wikipedia, she was disillusioned with the music industry and after a final album for Australia's Festival Records in 1955, she "returned to her gospel roots, singing only in church for the rest of her life".

Listen to 'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus' here.

Or listen on Spotify, where I've created a playlist for this year's Advent Calendar.














Mabel Scott - she injected some boogie into Christmas in 1948.