Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Larry Groce's Frosty the Snowman

We, of course, have a lot of records, including plenty of Generic Winter Holiday Season children's albums. Most are either commonplace, or poor imitations, but I really like this version of Frosty the Snowman (click here to listen) by Larry Groce. It's light and fun, quite different than the boisterous, cartoony version from the cartoon that the '24-hour- xmas- music' radio- stunting played last month, or even the original Gene Autry version.

Even though Xmas is past, don't knock the winter kids' music -- there's not a hint of Christmas in Frosty the Snowman. Recorded as a cash-in follow-up to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the silly little song gave a personality to every snowman made by kids since (well, up until Calvin took it a different direction) . We even overlook that the song ends with the disgusting death of the main character, and his ominous promise of resurrection...maybe there's something more Easter in the song than Christmas.

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Blogger BigBirdFan said...

I am wondering what album did you get this version of Frosty The Snowman from. I have larry singing it on a Disney album but it is diffrent and Goofy sings with him on my version.

I am a Disney coollector and woulf love to search for the album. Thanks. Bob

March 7, 2009 5:06 PM  

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