I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Gayla Peevey

Share this page with your friends! Please support the artists by purchasing related recordings and merchandise. Copyright Office database on-line. There she put on backyard shows for the neighbors and sang at community events. Peevey inhabited as a cute, blond year-old from Oklahoma City.

Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. But that's part of its charm, says Tim Moore, iHeart Radio's New Hampshire programming director who over the decades has played it plenty of times. Lyrics and song are property and copyright of their respective authors, artists and labels.

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Her robust voice with its country sheen was a force of nature. Lyrics and song provided for educational purposes only. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

It's even featured in a U. Soon after, she was off to college, then marriage and motherhood. But her hippo fame caught her off guard, and for months afterward she couldn't move around Oklahoma City without being mobbed by fans.

And I think God decided to throw some blessings on me. Miller playing the oboe and leading the orchestra. Look for it again next year. My mother and I were flown to New York City where the songs were recorded.

Copyright The Associated Press. Recording at the Internet Archive. The very first song that Mitch Miller, then a Columbia executive, brought to Ms. Languages Deutsch Edit links. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about.

Instead, a local promoter picked up on the popularity of the song and Peevey's local roots, and launched a campaign to present her with an actual hippopotamus on Christmas. However, in that version, they replaced hippopotamus with Snuffleupagus. And hippopotamuses like me too. Demento Christmas staple, and is currently available on Dr. Unlikely, perhaps, but it did get one for Peevey.

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Want a hippo for Christmas? She recorded it under the name Jamie Horton, conan game her manager not wanting people to dismiss it as another hippo song.

Peevey had an account at Sony Music, now the parent company of Columbia. Hallmark has brought the ornament back four more times, including during the holiday season. But that's the thing about it. Facebook Twitter About SoundMedia.

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This is bold text and this is normal text. Mitch Miller was the producer of the record and I believe Percy Faith conducted the orchestra. In those days you sang live with the orchestra in the recording studio. Then came the contract from Columbia Records. He made reference to that when he introduced me on his she-e-o-o-w.

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Want a hippo for Christmas The story of a girl who got oneCheck your link please

Satellite radio, she speculated, or perhaps the internet. Peevey performed during her first appearance on the program. After her record took off, going out in public became an impossibility. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Before all the recent hippo hoopla, Ms. From an early age, she was a mainstay of the church choir in Ponca City, Okla. But that was not the only adjustment.

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