106.1 The Sound/Song Stories /Mary’s Boy Child is Part of 106.1 The Sound During Christmas

Mary’s Boy Child is Part of 106.1 The Sound During Christmas

This Sound Christmas song has origins in West Indies folk music. Harry Belafonte had a big hit with it in 1957, making him the first black man to chart in the Top 10 in the UK. It was also the first song to get a million copies sold. German disco group Boney M would revive it as a dance title in 1978 combined with their version of Oh My Lord. It’s been covered by dozens of artists including Neil Diamond, The Little River Band and All 4 One. Mary’s Boy Child is part of The Christmas Sound at 106.1 The Sound.

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