Merry Christmas, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
Beautiful winter holiday scene found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
This woman, hailed as the Matriarch of R&B, had her roots in gospel before branching out into blues, jazz, soul and rock & roll. She was one of the pillars of Chess Records in the 1950’s & 1960’s and is best known by her signature song “At Last”. It took almost her whole lifetime for her to be recognized for her impeccable voice, but there is no mistaking her talent once you hear her sing the first note of any of her songs. And there is not a better one to celebrate the meaning of Christmas Day than this one.
Etta James: “Joy To The World” (1998).
And for the new year, my hope and wish is the same: peace in the new year. Here’s to 2019!!!
Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Vince Gill & Chet Atkins: “Let There Be Peace On Earth” (1993-Christmas with Vince Gill in Tulsa, OK).
Thank you all for your support & for following along with me this year!!! I truly appreciate each and every one of you!!! I wish you all the best in the new year!!!
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!
Hello, Vixens!!! Sorry I missed all of you yesterday but unfortunately, technical difficulties prevailed. Ugh. So first, let me wish you a happy Winter Solstice!!! Two, to make up for missing yesterday, I will share two favorite holiday tunes with you today!!!
Source: Heartfelt Finds
Up first is a familiar song that has closed out two of the most famous Christmas specials out there: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s A Wonderful Life“. So many people have covered this tune so I have too many favorites to list here. But this year I have been listening to Amy Grant’s version of “Hark! The Herald Angels” the most. Not a lot of bells and whistles, just her voice strong and clear and in the same version I remember best from my childhood. Sometimes simple says it best of all 🙂
Next is a more modern song (despite the fact that it came out almost 40 years ag0) that almost instantly became a holiday staple from the minute it was first released, despite coming out in April not December. For anyone who has ever been away from home for an extended period, from service men & women to college students to married couples who moved away from their families for various reasons, this song welcomes them all home and more. It’s Kenny Loggins with “Celebrate Me Home“.
Please remember I do not own the rights to anything, I am just sharing my favorite music with you.