******************* ****************** Celtic Woman - "O Tannenbaum" Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - "We Three Kings"
Rosemary Clooney - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" Mel Torme - "The Christmas Song"
For some reason, Christmas seems to have really taken the ol' GMC by surprise this year. Usually I post one or two holiday-themed pieces in the days leading up to the big day, but I guess I've just fallen asleep this time around. Maybe I can remedy that by featuring something really different -- scat-singing … Continue reading Leo Watson – Something Different In Holiday Music
Natalie & Nat King Cole - "The Christmas Song"
I sometimes scratch my head at the bad reputation fruitcakes seem to have. Through the years they've become the butt of jokes and even a subject for song parodies (like those below). But even though I know there have been a lot of -- let's say iffy -- fruitcakes produced through the years, someone needs … Continue reading In Defense Of The Humble Fruitcake
The holiday season is all about traditions, and one that has been around a long time also happens to be an established part of the music world, so it fits in very nicely with what we do here. For many years, musical stars of just about every genre have regularly issued Christmas albums. That being … Continue reading Covering The Holidays
I'm usually not one to rush the season. In fact, I'm more inclined to turn into a Grinch as the holidays approach. But since I'd already decided that today was a good day for a slideshow, and everywhere you look is Christmas stuff. . .well, you get the idea. Ella Fitzgerald - "Santa Claus Is … Continue reading Not To Rush The Season Or Anything