Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
Found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
Today’s song is tied to a few artists we already featured in this year’s countdown. I included it as a bonus song on Day 1 of the countdown because Bruce Springsteen covered it in 1987, but the first recording of this song dates back 40 years earlier when Charles Brown (singer of the song on Day 7) sang it as a singer and pianist with Johnny Moore’s Trailblazers. Moore wrote it with songwriter Lou Baxter and it went to #3 on Billboard’s R&B Jukebox in 1947. Several other artists have covered it over the years as well, but the one recorded in by the greatest soul singer of all time ranks at the top of my list. And since this man was taken from us way too soon (51 years ago today at the age of 26), I must include his other Christmas cover because one can never have enough of this phenomenal singer’s voice. Or this song, which this man makes all his own in this simply sublime version.
Otis Redding circa 1967 (original source unknown).
Otis Redding: “Merry Christmas Baby“.
Otis Redding: “White Christmas“.
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!