JIVE BUNNY

Jive Bunny had 3 number one hits in the 1980’s. They were Rock n Roll medleys using the original records.  I became one of their producer/singers at a later date. Many tracks I produced at my home studio or would travel to their studios where they would add my vocals to their backing tracks.

Many of my productions and vocals are now featured on CLASSIC CUTS by the Lip Singers. This being Jive Bunny Re Branded.

Anonymity is an accepted part of this type of product BUT a Traditional arrangement of  out of copyright works such as a Christmas Carol should normally be credited to the arranger ie: Terry Webster.  The nonsense of not receiving any credit whatsoever led to my fall out with Music Factory and is in dispute to this day.

Jive Bunny Christmas albums were one of their most successful products. I created the DO WOP CHRISTMAS medley  DING DONG MERRILY   JINGLE BELLS, DECK THE HALLS and others  single handed. I did the music and girls voices by speeding up my voice on tape for the Phil Spector Wall Of Sound girl group style and Brenda Lee for the Jive Bunny Christmas Albums. My Brenda Lee imitation and production of “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” was included in the soundtrack of the Will Smith, Gene Hackman hit film  “Enemy Of The State” and credited to Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers.

Somebody took the trouble to name the original writer of ‘Jingle Bells’ Albert Pierpoint rather than add my name.

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A quote by Jive Bunny on the Internet

Jive Bunny‘s Ultimate Christmas Party has been the best selling mid-price album in the UK for over the last 10 years with sales exceeding 300,000 units, …

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 MY “DO WOP XMAS” arrangements CREDITED TO OTHERS (Pickles/Cass) who had no involvement whatsoever.

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 I was advised by them to do carols as I would get royalties. I have not received a penny.

My vocal and Music productions of the PHIL SPECTOR CHRISTMAS classics,  SLADE  WIZZARD  BRENDA LEE  ELVIS  BEACH BOYS  and the voices of CLIFF RICHARD  ALED JONES  JOHNY MATHIS NAT KING COLE JONA LEWIE QUEEN etc.

Also productions for other albums and numerous vocal contributions at the Rotherham studios. I also did re makes of their original number one’s.

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Two albums totally my vocals, music,  arrangements and production. A one man job.

A generous review below where the guy is totally unaware that every voice, instrument and arrangement is done by me. My DING DONG MERRILY is dismissed as ‘Traditional’ on the album.

Review by Jason Birchmeier

Spectacular Christmas features Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers blazing through a whopping total of 32 holiday songs, several of them well-known. Some of the more popular songs here include “Blue Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and many more. But there are also a lot of fun inclusions here like “Ding Dong Merrily” and “Another Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas” that are a bit more obscure. Nonetheless, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers manage to liven up nearly every song on this album, making it a fun album to play at your next holiday party. This is lighthearted Christmas music performed in an invigorating style with few moments to catch your breath.

In happier earlier times I did get a mention as in this Q Magazine article…..

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Title Credits should read:  Do Wop Christmas    trad arr: Webster

A Medley of  Here We Come A Caroling  Deck The Halls  Good King Wenceslas  We Three Kings

DING DONG MERRILY  trad arr: Terry Webster   (Voices and Music Terry Webster) JINGLE BELLS    Traditional \arrangement  Terry Webster  (Voices and Music Terry W

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  a Terry Webster Arrangement ( 

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