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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jun 1, 2024

Welcome to episode 113 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this special mini-episode, I talk about the 1957 Christmas single from Akihiro Miwa.

Akihiro Miwa – Jingle Bells – 1957

I hope you enjoyed learning about Akihiro Miwa and listening to his music. His “Jingle Bells” is one of my favorites. Like I said in the episode, I was only able to scratch the surface about all he’s been through and accomplished over the years, so be sure to Google him if you want to learn more about him.

Akihiro Miwa – Jingle Bells – Side A

Join me back here next time when I talk about Teruaki Kawamura’s 1963 album, “Merry Christmas Everyone.” It’s a fun, Christmas-themed folk dance album released by the Japan Recreation Association. Then join me on the 25th for one of the most sought-after Christmas compilations of the 1960s, “Young Christmas.” It features some great performances by a bunch of young, rising stars. It’s a wonderful record, and one you don’t want to miss.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

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