Monday, December 01, 2008
This was a from a lot of Christmas records I purchased from a Canadian dealer off eBay earlier this year.
According to the online Encyclopedia of Music In Canada, Mickey and Bunny were a married couple who enjoyed surprising success throughout Canada with their mix of Ukranian, German, and Polish songs, dances, and original compositions.
They released a series of albums on Winnipeg's V-Records, occasionally teaming up with D-Drifters-5, an instrumental group that gained notoriety with their album of Beatle covers in Ukrainian style (oh, to find that album!)
This 1965 album finds Mickey & Bunny singing their favorite Christmas carols in English and Ukrainian and it took forever typing out the titles in the MP3 tags. I felt like John Lennon at the end of "Helter Skelter" - "I've got blisters on me fingers!"
Mickey & Bunny - Sing English Xmas Carols in Ukrainian
Mickey & Bunny had several albums to their name before splitting up in 1970. Mickey pursued a solo career. This is where the trail ends (insert your own joke here).