Over the weekend, I posted a couple songs taken from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Via Twitter, someone reminded me of the Nutcracker by Spike Jones and His City Slickers, released in 1945. It was arranged by Joe “Country” Washburne, with special lyrics and effects by Foster Carling, featuring Susan Scott and a mixed chorus. You can find those lyrics here.
it was originally released on 78 RPM records, spread out over six sides. On YouTube, someone has thoughtfully uploaded video of these records playing, just as you would have heard them 55 years ago.