Holiday Music - page 4
by amoLucia 4,386 Views | 52 Comments
There's a current thread re favorite Christmas movies. I'd like to ask what's your favorite Christmas song. I like 'Baby, please come home for Christmas'. Sung in the 1960s by Darlene Love of the Phil Spector girl groups.... Read More
- 1Dec 5, '12 by Elvish GuideAnything from Jewel or Nat King Cole is awesome. Those two CDs have been in my car since *ahem* September.
As the resident Elvis fanatic, I have to throw some of the King out here, and can't promise that this will be the only song I post on here. I LOVE Christmas music.
- 1Dec 6, '12 by amoLuciaI'm a fan of Evis' Christmas music also, and his gospel recordings. It's the only gospel recordings in my colection. I believe he only won Grammy Awards for his gospel music.
Elvis was one of those artists who had/have "the gift". And his Christmas music shares that gift.
- 0Dec 6, '12 by Elvish GuideQuote from amoLuciaYou are correct; his gospel music was all that ever won him a Grammy. Hard to believe, considering he made so much! (And I agree with you about 'the gift'. It's hard to describe, but he had it.)I'm a fan of Evis' Christmas music also, and his gospel recordings. It's the only gospel recordings in my colection. I believe he only won Grammy Awards for his gospel music.
I was looking for a different song and happened upon this version of 'O Come All Ye Faithful', that Elvis arranged himself. Enjoy!
- 0Dec 7, '12 by BostonTerrierLoverRNGene Autry
A little Story from North MS:
When Elvis was a boy, his grandfather took him to the hardware store to get his first .22 Rifle (MS Tradition) That's when he saw the guitar, and got it instead. Imagine if he didn't, there would be no (clearing throat...) "Bah-looooooooo Christmas, without you.."
His father was in prison for "False Pretense" because he had sold a hog for $2 dollars, and he changed the check to $20. They said he was a "liked" guy, but was begrudging the "cheap" man who bought it.
Went to a Chain Gang Camp.
Elvis, coming from a white-and-black poor housing project in the Mid 1900s Segregated Tupelo, Mississippi, gave him the mix of African American Blues, Jazzy Notes, and Rhythm most of us white folks lackLast edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Dec 7, '12