Who sings this version of Winter Wonderland?
December 6, 2011 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Please help me identify a specific rendition of Winter Wonderland.

I've been looking for a specific version of Winter Wonderland for a while. I first heard it playing in an Old Navy store in 2001 or 2002, and have heard it a couple of times in other stores since.

Here's what I wrote down when I heard it:

It's sung in four-part harmony: three guys and one girl. The girl has a particularly clear, 1960s-70s type voice (possibly motown-ish?), and there's a tuba on the upbeat during the non-singing parts. Another distinctive thing about the song is that they speak the "Parson Brown" passage:

TENOR: In the meadow we can build a SNOWman!
GIRL: And pretend that he is Parson Brown.
FALSETTO GUY: He'll say, "are you married?" we'll say "no, man!"
DEEP BASS GUY: But you can do the job when you're in town.

Every so often I go through the thousands of clips of Winter Wonderland on Amazon mp3, but haven't been able to find it yet. Please help!
posted by homodachi to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Smokey Robinson's version? The clip on Amazon is exactly the part you've described.
posted by seabound_coast at 12:14 PM on December 6, 2011

Response by poster: seabound_coast, YES! Thank you SO much! <3
posted by homodachi at 12:19 PM on December 6, 2011

Best answer: Dang! I looked at allllll the Old Navy holiday albums and listened to allllll their versions of Winter Wonderland (Aretha, Ella, Louis, Peggy Lee), finally found the Smokey Robinson version, rushed here to be the knight in shining armor... only to find seabound_coast has beat me to it!

Anyway, yeah. Smokey is what you're looking for.
posted by Specklet at 12:19 PM on December 6, 2011

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