The Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll groove yard is home to one of the largest known collections of Christmas records this side – or any side of the North Pole. And from holiday seasons past comes our second annual “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Christmas present for you – as we count down 40 sounds of the season that were hit singles during their day, but are no longer heard these days on most AM and FM stations.
Featured artists include Otis Redding, Connie Francis, Santo & Johnny, Isaac Hayes, John Denver, Bill Withers, Carla Thomas, Brian Adams, Leon Russell, and even famed actor Cary Grant, and many others.
Our stories behind these songs include the Star Wars connection to a Christmas hit by a secret singer who went on super stardom.
And our resident rockologist, Ken Deutsch, drops by to opine on why this Xmas music has been X-ed off mainstream radio playlists.