Irish Celebration

Although I’ve posted this one some Saint Paddy’s Day a few years ago, we will post it again as Fearsome rather lines it.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Irish Celebration – 2011

Have fun, share peace, spread happiness and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Teenage Heartthrob

To say that I had a crush on KC when I was a pubescent boy into my teen years  is an understatement. To this day he still makes me swoon, then and even now.
I’ll just leave this fabulous throw back to 1977 right here.

KC & The Sunshine Band – Keep It Coming Love – Performance 1977

His goal was to create carefree fun music to uplift. He achieved his goal and then some. For that I am grateful.

Proud Mary Keep on Rollin’

President Biden has hit the road and he’s a rollin’.
Let’s keep the steam pumpin with not one, not two but three wonderful versions of a Fearsome favorite, Proud Mary.

Broken Peach – Proud Mary – 2017

Tina Turner – Proud Mary – 2009 (49 years after she first charted a tune in 1960 and 38 years after she & Ike made their cover of this tune famous, she is 70 years old in this performance.)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary – 1969

Keep on rollin’ Joe. You are doing a good man’s work and we support you.

Slay Bells

We here at Fearsome Beard love our Drag Queens, and Manila Luzon never lets us down. She simply outdoes herself with her sickening version of Slay Bells!

Manila Luzon – Slay Bells – 2015

Damn she’s beautiful!

That Hippo Song

Long time Fearsome Beard readers pretty much expect this one to pop up somewhere in the Fearsome holiday play list. It’s a tradition as well as a favorite!

Take it away Gayla!

Gayla Peevey – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas – 1953

Freeze Tag!

Andy Williams was very much part of growing up for this 1960s era child. His first Christmas album was released in 1963 and featured his famous “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” which was written in 1963 by Edward Pola & George Wyle. It’s apparently written in triple time. Hearing it always brightens my day. May it brighten yours.

Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – 1963

As noted by the YouTuber who posted this video, this is the original album version dubbed over a later television performance. He did this as he wanted a video to go with the original recording as one did not exist. I commend him for his excellent creation.

Judy

What could be better than Judy Garland singing a Christmas tune? Judy & Liza singing one.

Jack Jones, Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli – Christmas Medley – Live on the Judy Garland Show 1963

Oh to be the whip cracker…

As a kid this tune, performed by the Boston Pops on dads stereo, meant Christmastime was fast approaching. Later in high school band practice, playing this tune meant it was only October as we had to prepare early. Both as a kid and a high schooler it was always a favorite. I do have to say that when actually performing in the high school band it was always a joy. It’s just plain fun.
Crack that whip!

The Boston Pops / John Williams – Sleigh Ride – Live