Hello, Vixens!!! How are all of you lovelies doing today? How can it be that we have arrived at the final weekend before Christmas??? A week from today, it will be behind us and we will be at those fabulous after Christmas clearance sales!!! But before I get too ahead of myself, let me share another fantastic holiday tune with all of you.
I told you in yesterday’s post how much I enjoy the big band sounds from the 1950’s. Well I should have been clear: I like big band music period. The booming percussion, exploding brass sounds and piano combine with the rest of the instruments to make magic with every note. And a fabulous singer only adds to the perfection.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett, has sung with big bands since before he became a household name. One of the bands he worked with on several occasions was Count Basie’s. Even after Basie passed away in 1984, his band played on and collaborated with Bennett for the 2008 album, “A Swingin’ Christmas”. Eleven Christmas classics are covered on this fantastic recording including my personal favorite, “Silver Bells“. Coming in a very close second is “Christmas Time Is Here“, which just might be my favorite recording of this song, second only to the Peanuts version (read about that here). Bennett recorded a few holiday albums, but “A Swingin’ Christmas” is definitely my favorite.
Please remember I do not own the rights to anything, I am just sharing my favorite music with you.