Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday music, Jimmy Boyd

James Boyd (1939-2009), born near McComb, Mississippi; grew up in Riverside, California. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," released by Columbia Records in December 1952, sold 2.5 million copies in the first week. Banned in Boston for a time by the Roman Catholic Church for mixing sex and Christmas.

Coming up: Favorite Christmas album

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