Sunday, December 09, 2012

Dee Dee Sharp, "Hard Candy Christmas"

Dee Dee Sharp is a veteran of the 1960s Philadelphia R&B scene, part of the stable of artists who recorded for Cameo-Parkway (another of those artists, who provided the label with its first chart-topping hit, "Butterfly", was Charlie Gracie). Dee Dee's biggest hit, which I remember fondly from high school dances, was "Mashed Potato Time." 

In the video above, thanks to Paul Piccari, that I found through Mike Miller on Facebook, Dee Dee sings "Hard Candy Christmas," a lovely bittersweet song from the play and movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved Dee Dee Sharp and I've always loved "Hard Candy Christmas." I had a girlfriend who sang it in Best Little Whorehouse 30 years ago and I used to play guitar while she practiced it. (And I used to bring her to the Lion's Head...)

    Thanks Claude.