Saturday, December 22, 2012

It Can Now Be Christmas

Forget the calendar, forget the weather outside, forget the lines at the stores.  It takes one thing for it to OFFICIALLY be Christmas for me.  Darlene Love singing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" the iconic song from the 1963 LP "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector".

Darlene love performs the song every year on The Late Show With David Letterman, and she did the song Friday night.  As usual, she NAILED it, something that was no easy task when she recorded it at the age of 22.  But she's 71 now, and she has all the fire and energy of any one of today's disposable pop divas.

In case you missed it, here's the video of the performance courtesy of CBS:

A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records
If you ask me, it simply doesn't get better than that.  But if you want to hear the original song in the glorious mono "Wall Of Sound" that Phil Spector created, here is is for your listening pleasure.

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love on Grooveshark

NOW it can be Christmas.  Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2013 from all of me to all of you!
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