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Song Story: Bunny Hop

In honor of Easter, I thought we’d take a look at the upbeat, dance craze Bunny Hop. The Bunny Hop is a novelty dance created at Balboa High School in San Francisco in 1952. The song was a vocal hit in 1952 and instrumentally re-recorded around 1958. The song has been released by other artists Read More

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Christ Arose

Friday we discussed “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. The good news is Jesus didn’t stay dead. On Easter Sunday one of the most common hymns you hear in a service is “Christ Arose.” The hymn was written by Robert Lowry, a pastor and musician. Lowry served churches in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Read More

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

    As a child I learned to sing, Here Comes Peter Cottontail. So who is Peter Cottontail? Thornton W. Burgess wrote a series of books using the name Peter Cottontail. In 1957 Pricilla and Otto Friedrich wrote The Easter Bunny That Overslept. In 1971 an Easter television special was made based off of this Read More

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

For Good Friday, I thought we would take a look at a song about Jesus death. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross was inspired by Galatians 6:14: “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Isaac Read More

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Easter Parade

With Easter closely approaching, I thought we’d take a look at some Easter songs. The song, Easter Parade, was introduced in the 1933 musical, As Thousands Cheer. In the musical this song was sung by Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb. Irving Berlin wrote the song for the musical, As Thousands Cheer. The melody was written Read More