The Chiefs Sing Holiday Halftime, 1969 (Manlius Records)


The first big snow of the year is blowing into Kansas City, so I guess this is as good a time as any to start pulling out the Christmas records. This one came from a garage sale in west Lawrence. How anyone could part with it, I will never understand.

It’s football players singing traditional Christmas carols.  From the liner notes “At first the singers were reluctant to sing out, but once they listened to a playback and realized they didn’t sound like a chorus of Quasimodos, the album began to take shape.”

The guys don’t sound half bad, and the tunes have all been given a through 60’s makeover and are suitable for your backyard tiki-bar or swingin’ basement rec room. So pour yourself another egg nog and Deck the Halls with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Deck the Halls – The Kansas City Chiefs (download)

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