You don’t have to be Jewish to love the Treasure Ivan Show.
This edition is a celebration of Hanukkah, with Nancy Raven’s rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “Hanuka Dance” and Tom Lerher belting “I’m Spending Hanukkah in Santa Monica.” On a more serious note, you’ll also hear “Let’s Play Maccabees,” a recording from 1955 which is described “as a child’s participation album for Chanukah.” March around the room like Maccabee solders or lumber like elephants…this is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the festival of lights.
Also on this program is Nelson Eddy narrating and supplying all the voices for the 1946 Columbia album “The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.” There’s a preview of Christmas, with Vicky Dale’s “Are My Ears on Straight?” Finally, we have Danny Kaye’s delightful version of the frantic and frenzied “Triplets” from “The Band Wagon”. You must hear this one a lot of times before you will be able to sing along.
Wakin’ Up is Hard to Do
Let’s Play Maccabees
Heidy Mayer & Ben Parrish
(I’m Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica
The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met
Are My Ears on Straight?