Every Christmas season when radio stations turn on their Christmas play lists during the weekend, I hear umpteen times throughout the holiday season Gene Autry’s singing of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. I look forward every Christmas to hearing all the classic Christmas songs from the days before I was around…Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Autry, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, and my favorites from the Vince Guiraldi Trio. It wasn’t until just a few years ago that when I’d hear Autry sing Rudolph, something just clicked: “Wow….That’s Bob Barker singing!” The more I heard it, the more I pictured Bob singing into the little skinny microphone he held on “The Price is Right”. I did several Google searches to see if I was the only one hearing this, and apparently I was as there was not one entry on Google mentioning the eerie likeness. After I brought up this finding to Jennifer, she began to hear it as well. So I guess at least I’m not alone in what I’m hearing!
So here we go…..Here’s a clip of Autry’s tune from You Tube. Click on the video, and “scroll on down” to the picture of Bob below it and tell me that isn’t Bob!
So, what do you think??? And here’s audio of Bob himself so you can get both videos going at the same time to judge side by side: