Saturday Open Thread | Holiday Music

Christmas Candles 45Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City, in July, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5502 (in the USA),[2] and by EMI on the His Master’s Voice label as catalog number B 10728. The song was a huge hit for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record; she reprised it in the 1954 film New Faces. Kitt re-recorded the sing for Kapp Records in 1963, using a more uptempo arrangement (Madonna‘s popular rendition for the 1987 charity album A Very Special Christmas was based on this latter version). In 1954, Kitt recorded a new version of the song with new lyrics titled “This Year’s Santa Baby”, to no commercial success. Writers listed did not change.

The song is heard in the films Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Elf (2003), and Boynton Beach Club (2005).

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44 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Holiday Music

  1. rikyrah says:

    Hello – Southern University Marching Band 2015 – Filmed in 4K

  2. rikyrah says:

    It’s A Wonderful Life on NBC in 15 minutes!

  3. rikyrah says:

    John V. Moore @johnvmoore
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  4. rikyrah says:

    Four Black Women Win Rhodes Scholarships
    Filed in Features on December 3, 2015

    The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest class of 32 American students who will study at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Being named a Rhodes Scholar is considered among the highest honors that can be won by a U.S. college studen

    Of this year’s 32 American Rhodes Scholars, it appears that four are African Americans. All four are women.

    Ilhan A. Dahir is a graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and political science. She is now teaching English in Turkey as a Fulbright Fellow. Dahir is the daughter of Somali immigrants. Dahir plans to earn two master’s degrees at Oxford, one on refugee and forced migration studies and one in global governance and diplomacy.

    Jennifer C. Hebert is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in the biological basis of behavior. She is a member of the university’s rowing team and the U.S. national rowing team. Her senior thesis involves research on the effects of nicotine exposure or stress on neural circuitry. Hebert will study for a master’s degree in psychiatry at Oxford.

    Logan C. Jackson from Lexington, Kentucky, is a senior at Northeastern University in Boston, majoring in structural engineering. She has a perfect grade point average so far in her undergraduate career. Jackson is president of the Northeastern University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. She plays the viola in the university’s symphony orchestra. At Oxford, Jackson plans to study for a master’s degree in education and a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention and policy.

    Ericka M. Wheeler is the first African American woman from the state of Mississippi to win a Rhodes Scholarship. She is a senior at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She is majoring in history and English and also taking a pre-med curriculum. Wheeler is co-president of the Millsaps College Gospel Choir and president of the Intercultural Student Organization. Wheeler plans to study for a master’s degree in medical anthropology at Oxford.

  5. rikyrah says:


    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
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    • Ametia says:

      All MED & NEM are doing is perpetuating the lie, the sterotype that BLACK PEOPLE cnnot lead unless they state they are looking out for BLACK PEOPLE, and if they don’t they are afraid to because WHITE PEOPLEwill not like it.

      IBy saying Hillary can help BLACK PEOPLE & Presidnet Obama is afraid to is n fact, PERPETUATING the myth that only WHITE PEOPLE can lead without questioning, whether they can serve every ethnic group without favoritism or prejudices.

      Go sit your high yellow ass down somewhere Michael Dyson.

    • rikyrah says:

      WHY you go and bring receipts, Ametia?

  7. rikyrah says:

    Kidada E. Williams @KidadaEWilliams
    Artist Pharrell Williams banking on #Detroit real estate via @detroitnews Hmmm.

  8. rikyrah says:

    High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes
    By Emma Brown December 4 at 5:27 PM

    Mya Alford dreams of studying chemical engineering in college, but the high school junior is at a disadvantage: Last year, her chemistry teacher at Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Academy quit just weeks after school started, and the class was taught by a substitute who, as Alford put it, “didn’t know chemistry.”

    The year before, there was no permanent biology teacher until December. Students at Westinghouse, a high-poverty school in one of Pittsburgh’s roughest neighborhoods, often see a rotating cast of substitutes, Alford said.

    “You’re looking at test scores,” Alford said of the school’s low performance on state standardized tests in math, science and reading. “But we didn’t have a stable teacher.”

  9. Hope y’all are enjoying Ms Eartha this morning. No one can come close to singing Ms Eartha’s song. Loves it!

  10. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    Off to swim and run errands.

  11. sunshine616 says:

    Good morning chicas….
    Well lookie here…..affluenza teen learned nothing. So shocking. Yeah being white has no privileges…sure!!!!

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