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Ding Dong Moogily On High
  • Davey_wDavey_w January 2018
    Sorry to post a question about Christmas ... in January ???? I forgot to post it in December and if I leave it another 12 months it’ll depart my brain completely!

    Anyway - I remember in the early 80s Radio 1 used to use a music bed which was an uptempo, moog version of “Ding Dong Merrily On High”. I’m wondering if this was a JAM cut or something from a KPM library etc.

    Only 49 more weeks left till the Big Day *hides*
  • gameswizardgameswizard January 2018
    Davey_w said:

    I remember in the early 80s Radio 1 used to use a music bed which was an uptempo, moog version of “Ding Dong Merrily On High”.


    I remember that being played/used on Steve Wright's show. Wow... great medium wave memories.

  • DuncanNewmarchDuncanNewmarch January 2018
    It's a KPM track, originally released on vinyl and then CD which I have somewhere. I know it's on YouTube too. Search the KPM archive online, I'm sure you'll find it.
  • GrahamCollinsGrahamCollins January 2018
    100s of the original KPM 1000 Series LPs are now on Spotify, but I couldn't find this little ditty. I did however locate a theme tune that I've been after since 1975 !
  • gameswizardgameswizard January 2018

    Search the KPM archive online, I'm sure you'll find it.


    Searching both sites EMI Production Music & APM Music for Ding Dong Merrily On High (I also tried Ding Dong Moogily On High), it's not there.
    There's lots of versions.
    Search results: 27 tracks (23 for "Ding Dong Moogily On High"). Filter result and KPM has 12 tracks.
  • Davey_wDavey_w January 2018
    I couldn’t find anything either.
  • gameswizardgameswizard January 2018
    Your (sample) tune Mark - the lyrics would be 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves, and a Partidge In A Pear Tree - is the Carol "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" featured on "The Best Of Christmas Part 2".

    Unfortunately, the part of Ding Dong Merrily On High featured on Part 1 is not the one:
    https://soundcloud.com/gameswizard2014/nuptown-keys-the-best-of-christmas-ding-dong-merrily-on-high-sample

    The Ding Dong Merrily On High in question was a very upbeat, up tempo. It was quite a cheeky sounding, slapstick take on the Carol.

    I get the feeling, from memory (i.e. 30+ years ago), that maybe one of the instruments used on the tune "sounded like" a cross between perhaps a kazoo & tracing paper over a comb.
  • gameswizardgameswizard January 2018
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  • petewilsonpetewilson January 2018
    Davey_w said:

    Sorry to post a question about Christmas ... in January ???? I forgot to post it in December and if I leave it another 12 months it’ll depart my brain completely!

    Anyway - I remember in the early 80s Radio 1 used to use a music bed which was an uptempo, moog version of “Ding Dong Merrily On High”. I’m wondering if this was a JAM cut or something from a KPM library etc.

    Only 49 more weeks left till the Big Day *hides*



    It was released as a single back in the 1980's (I remember playing it on Hospital Radio)
    But you can still buy it (if you're quick!)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Nuptown-Corporation-Band-Disco-Christmas/132476361112?hash=item1ed834d998:g:9mgAAOSwHMJYIzAq

    Pete

  • GrahamCollinsGrahamCollins January 2018
    I am tempted just for the hell of it....... 8 days to go, so no rush.
  • jonnojonno January 2018
    Plenty more for sale via Discogs marketplace too
    https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/4899457?ev=rb
  • DuncanNewmarchDuncanNewmarch January 2018


    Mark, that's the track I was thinking about. I sorted through all of my library music last year (it was taking up way too much space) and threw 80% of it out- including that!
  • GrahamCollinsGrahamCollins January 2018
    Found it and downloaded a very decent .wav version - the whole track is 9'31 but I couldn't stomach all of it - the end piece that Mark has found is the best bit !
  • gameswizardgameswizard January 2018

    the end piece... is the best bit !


    Once In Royal David's City at around 5m23s~5m52s is pretty decent.
    The medieval sounding tune at around 1m23s~2m03s is pretty weird. What Carol is that I wonder?

  • jonnojonno January 2018


    Pretty sure I've got an Ocean Sound aircheck on cassette somewhere with a promo using this track (last spot in a break) going into a jingle.

  • Davey_wDavey_w January 2018

    Davey_w said:

    Sorry to post a question about Christmas ... in January ???? I forgot to post it in December and if I leave it another 12 months it’ll depart my brain completely!

    Anyway - I remember in the early 80s Radio 1 used to use a music bed which was an uptempo, moog version of “Ding Dong Merrily On High”. I’m wondering if this was a JAM cut or something from a KPM library etc.

    Only 49 more weeks left till the Big Day *hides*



    It was released as a single back in the 1980's (I remember playing it on Hospital Radio)
    But you can still buy it (if you're quick!)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Nuptown-Corporation-Band-Disco-Christmas/132476361112?hash=item1ed834d998:g:9mgAAOSwHMJYIzAq

    Pete



    Davey_w said:

    Sorry to post a question about Christmas ... in January ???? I forgot to post it in December and if I leave it another 12 months it’ll depart my brain completely!

    Anyway - I remember in the early 80s Radio 1 used to use a music bed which was an uptempo, moog version of “Ding Dong Merrily On High”. I’m wondering if this was a JAM cut or something from a KPM library etc.

    Only 49 more weeks left till the Big Day *hides*



    It was released as a single back in the 1980's (I remember playing it on Hospital Radio)
    But you can still buy it (if you're quick!)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Nuptown-Corporation-Band-Disco-Christmas/132476361112?hash=item1ed834d998:g:9mgAAOSwHMJYIzAq

    Pete



    Ooh thanks - I'll keep an eye on this!
  • jinglejimjinglejim February 2018
    Did anyone here win the eBay auction?
    Was it actually the Christmas stingers and beds used on Radio One back in 1983?
  • Davey_wDavey_w February 2018
    I did buy it .... and sadly it wasn't the bed I remember from Radio One. BBC1 definitely used that Nuptown Corporation single for their Christmas trailers .... but sadly the search for that moog "Ding Dong Merrily on High" goes on!