'Deaf The Halls' is a holiday album featuring Christmas and Hanukkah songs, plus parodies sung and rapped (badly) by DeafGeoff. Be careful when listening in the car, you may drive off the road laughing.
In my radio days at HOT 107.9, I recorded songs as DeafGeoff on my own holiday albums called “Deaf The Halls.” I sang and rapped so badly that everyone seemed to get a kick out of it (and I enjoyed having fun with it), so I couldn’t resist doing it for four years straight. I did my own versions of some Christmas classics, a couple tunes for the Hanukkah crowd, and even wrote a few parodies of popular songs by Kanye West, Mystikal, and Bing Crosby. I put together a sort of “greatest hits” in 2008, and for those that would like to hear it again — or have never heard it! — here’s the track listing, a free .zip download of the mp3 files, and four music videos from Deaf The Halls. Enjoy!
Deaf The Halls: The Deaf-initive Collection
1. Toy Lockdown (parody of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”)
2. Deaf The Halls, Part 1
3. Deaf In A Box
4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. Party Like Santa Claus (parody of Shop Boyz’ “Party Like A Rock Star”)
6. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
7. I Have A Little Dreidel
8. Ho Ho Ho f/ Marty & Sugarcane Chris (parody of Hurricane Chris’ “A Bay Bay”)
9. Jingle Bell Rock
10. Deaf The Halls, Part Deux (parody of Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass”)
11. The Chipmunk Song f/ Marty & Shannon
12. Deaf Christmas
13. Santa Baby
14. Do You Hear What I Hear?
15. Cholla At Ya Boy (Happy Chanukah) f/ Jus Mic
16. Baby It’s Cold Outside w/ Marty the One Man Party
17. The Christmas Song
18. Last Christmas
19. Silent Night
20. Auld Lang Syne
From 2005-2008, I recorded three holiday albums titled Deaf The Halls for HOT 107.9’s Marty & Shannon in the Morning, plus a best-of collection with bonus tracks. Best of? Despite shout-outs from Dr. Elmo (“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”) and Weird Al Yankovic (the king of parodies), it was truly some terrible music. But it was funny.
I can’t sing. I can barely rap. Yes, I’m hard-of-hearing, and sometimes I can’t tell just how off-pitch, off-key and off-beat I am… but I know it’s bad. So bad it’s funny. I’m well aware of how ridiculous this is/was, but I thought it’d be fun to revisit and share with anyone in the mood for a chuckle this holiday season:
DEAF THE HALLS, REVISITED: Holiday Songs by DeafGeoff 1. “Deaf The Halls, Part Deux” (parody of Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass”) 2. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” 3. “Ho Ho Ho” feat. Marty & Sugarcane (parody of Hurricane Chris’ “Ay Bay Bay”) 4. “Jingle Bell Rock” 5. “Last Christmas” 6. “Party Like Santa Claus” (parody of Shop Boyz’ “Party Like A Rockstar”) 7. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” 8. “Silent Night” 9. “The Chipmunk Song” feat. Marty & Shannon 10. “Toy Lockdown” (parody of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”)
[ Click here to download all 10 songs in mp3 format ]
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