The Chipmunk Song by The Three Happy Crickets? And Other Craziness from Cricket Records


This cracks me up. The Three Happy Crickets sing The Chipmunk Song and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Cricket Records CX18, 1958. And the Three Happy Crickets look like alien crickets. The cover is made for 45s, but this is a seven inch 78 rpm, the size of a 45. Kind of late for a 78, but there were still some being produced. Cricket records was a subdivision of Pickwick. I’m not sure what “Bonus Play” means, there’s one song on each side!

Then we have Frosty the Snowman and Little Christmas Stocking sung by The Cricketones, Cricket CX8, late 1950s. 78 rpm.

Then The St. Margaret’s All Boys Choir with Jingle Bells and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. Cricket CX10, also late 1950s. However the actual record says that Jingle Bells is done by Santa’s Friends, and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear is done by The Christmas Caroleers. It’s a 45, not a 78.

Finally, all three have the same back.

Below is a YouTube vids of the first two songs and some others from the Cricket label. Not that I recommend it. Have a merry Christmas and/or happy holiday of your choice. We celebrate the birth of the Christ child around here, but whatever your persuasion, I wish you the best this season can bring!


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