Frosty the Snowman by Patsy Biscoe

Title:
Frosty the Snowman by Patsy Biscoe
Category:
NFSA ID:
214486
Year:
1985
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'Frosty the Snowman' appears on Patsy’s Biscoe’s fifth album, Patsy’s Christmas Album. The song is written in the style of many traditional nursery rhymes, following the formula of an easy-to-remember melody and a lyric that is somewhat ominous and delivers a moral or story.

Biscoe’s version delivers a very staccato-style backing track of cheesy organ, piano, guitar and subdued drums which feature great brush work on the snare. Starting out as a folk singer, a savvy record executive convinced Patsy that her perfect diction would be well suited to children’s recordings and could replace the then-current offerings by American artists. In a musical career that spans 12 albums, Patsy Bisceo has amassed 30 gold and platinum-awarded records which are still sold today, continuing to delight and engage children and adults alike.

'Frosty the Snowman' was written by the American songwriting team of Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson for country and western singer, actor and rodeo star Gene Autry. It was a follow-up to his massive hit the previous year with ‘Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer’. Steadily growing in popularity, Frosty - complete with his magical top hat - was adapted into a musical comedy TV special and released for Christmas in 1969.

Performer:
Patsy Biscoe