Monday, June 26, 2006

Buddy & Bunny Burden - Christmas Favorites

This album comes from the great download catch of 2005 from the blog of Ernie (Not Bert).

To quote from Ernie:

Tonight's LP is from the well-known duo of Buddy And Bunny Burden. You say you've never heard of them? How can that be? Perhaps you didn't hang out in Gatlinburg in the sixties.

"OK, so these two might not be a household name, but after you listen to their record, you might decide to spread their name a little further afield. I have yet to figure out exactly what Bunny brings to the table.

"Sure, she looks nice there on the cover, but there's not a peep from her on this record. She's not even mentioned on the back cover. And did I mention I think Buddy is wearing the same tuxedo that my dad was married in?

"Of course he didn't have the snazzy haircut. And if you know anything more about these two, please drop me a line. Thanks!

I'm sorry to report that after much searching and Googling, I couldn't find anything about these two either. It's a pity because they left such a cool Christmas album to boot.

If you're a fan of Christmas organ music (and who isn't these days?), then this record is right up your alley. Recorded at the Ski Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (save your time - I tried Googling "Ski Lodge Gatlinburg" and got nowhere), Buddy tears it up on the organ playing all your favorite Christmas favorites - hence the name of the album.

Three standout tracks on this album - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" really rocks and swings as does "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". "Christmas Polka" runs around 1:30 and is quite a ride - more polkaish than Christmasish but it's a lot of fun!

As Ernie stated, Buddy is credited on the organ on this album and poor Bunny is simply pictured on the front. Maybe Bunny was a talented performer - plays drums, guitar, even accordian behind Buddy.

Either way, we here at the yuleblog want to salute Buddy & Bunny Burden. Thanks for a fun Christmas album, wherever you are!

On to the next new Christmas CD in my collection...



Ernie said...

Don't forget that Lee found another track by these two that actually had Bunny speaking, iirc. ( I've got the LP he found it on, and I hope to re-release it come Christmas.

CaptainOT said...

Ohhhhh sweetttt!

Can't wait to hear the dulcet tones of la Bunny Burden!

Capt said...

Good news , I just talked to my mother today ,1-1-2012,she is Bunny's cousin , she talked to Bunny today . She is almost 80years old , alive and well in Augusta , Georgia . She divorced Buddy in the 70's