In this episode, Jay and Scott discuss the history of “The Little Drummer Boy” and also go deep into the Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet. They even dig up obscure versions of the song by Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix, and more.

Check out the hilarious Saturday Night Live spoof of the Crosby/Bowie duet
with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Versions of the song played in this episode:

  1. Julie Andrews Patapan (1975)
  2. Trapp Family Singers (1951)
  3. Jack Holloran Singers (1957)
  4. Harry Simone Chorale (1958)
  5. Bing Crosby and David Bowie (1977)
  6. Perry Como (1968)
  7. Jimi Hendrix (1969)
  8. Ray Charles (1985)
  9. Ringo Starr (1999)
  10. The Kings Singers (2013)
  11. Leslie Odom Jr. feat. Mzansi Youth Choir (2020)
  12. Hip-hop version by Lauryn Hill (1999)
  13. Jazz version by Dave Koz (2001)
  14. Country version by Toby Keith (2007)
  15. Jamaican Drummer Boy (Reggae version) by Shaggy (2011)
  16. Punk version by Sean Quigley (2011)
  17. Ska version by Reel Big Fish (2014)
  18. Acoustic version by Justin Gambino (2015)
  19. Chiptune version by Sara Lopez (2018)
  20. Metal version by Ben Dixon (2019)
  21. African Tribal Style by Alex Boye ft. Genesis Choir 2015

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Title: 47: The Little Drummer Boy
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