Ever done background checks on Christmas Carols? A little research reveals that our beloved “Little Drummer Boy” came from the piece “Carol of the Drum,” composed by American composer Katherine Kennicott Davis. The famous Von Trapp Family recorded Davis’ piece a decade later and catapulted it into worldwide fame, and since then, more than 220 versions of the song have been performed by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Bing Crosby to the Black Eyed Peas.
Hear the Little Drummer Boy played on oboe
...or, for something completely different, hear Bing Crosby and David Bowie team up
for a rendition!