Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Location. 32° 4.351′ N, 81° 5.389′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Habersham Street near Macon Street, on the left. Click for map. Located across from Troup Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beach Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (about 500 feet away); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (about 600 feet away); St. Vincent`s Academy (about 700 feet away); Marist Place (about 700 feet away); Andrew Low House (about 800 feet away); Colonial Dames House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker is where “Jingle Bells” was actually composed.
Also see . . . Hymns & Carols of Christmas. James Lord Pierpont
"Jingle Bells" was first recorded by the Edison Male Quartette in 1898 on an Edison cylinder as part of a Christmas medley entitled "Sleigh Ride Party". In 1902, the Hayden Quartet recorded "Jingle Bells".
In 1943, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded "Jingle Bells" as Decca 23281 which reached No. 19 on the charts and sold over a million copies. In 1941, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, Ernie Caceres and the Modernaires on vocals had a No. 5 hit with "Jingle Bells" on RCA Victor, as Bluebird 11353. In 1935, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra reached No. 18 on the charts with their recording of "Jingle Bells". In 1951, Les Paul had a No. 10 hit with a multi-tracked version on guitar. In 1955, Don Charles, from Copenhagen, Denmark, recorded a novelty version with dogs barking to the melody of "Jingle Bells" as RCA 6344, which sold a million copies. In 1966, Dean Martin recorded the song for "The Dean Martin Christmas Album". A version credited
"Jingle Bells" has been performed and recorded by Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Drake Bell, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, The Hoppers, En Vogue, Boney M, Longines Symphonette and Ann Hampton Callaway, Basshunter, Diana Krall, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, among many others. In 2006, Kimberley Locke had a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with a recording of "Jingle Bells". A recording by Tony Bennett appeared on a special edition of A Swingin' Christmas (2008), exclusive to the retailer Bloomingdales.
First song in outer space
"Jingle Bells" was the first song broadcast from space, in a Christmas-themed prank by Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra. While in space on December 16, 1965, they sent this report to Mission Control: "We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, probably in polar orbit... I see a command module and eight smaller modules in front. The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit...." The astronauts then produced a smuggled harmonica and sleighbells and broadcast a rendition of "Jingle Bells." The harmonica, shown to the press upon their return, was a Hohner "Little
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