Monday, December 12, 2011

December 11, 2011 - Zoomah the Santa Claus from Mars

I have to be honest -- I really don't have any idea where I got this song.  It's almost as if Santa himself put it among my files.

Zoomah the Santa Claus from Mars was released in 1957 as a B-side, and it's a lesser-known Christmas song sung by Barry Gordon.  His big hit was Nuttin' for Christmas, which was featured in last year's collection, Happy Jew Year, because he was a Jewish person singing a Christmas song, which again applies here.  This one has that same "annoying-neighbor's-kid" quality to it, and the subject matter places it clearly in the UFO-obsessed 1950s.  Try this one out the next time you go caroling!

1 comment:

  1. My brother was 5 years old when this song came out. Boy, did he love it! He sang it over and over and over, so I remember it well. I have yet to meet someone else who has ever heard of Zoomah!