Hello, Vixens!!! Welcome back to the Christmas Song Countdown!!!
Look at this darling tree!!! Those are berry baskets holding ornaments on the branches. How creative & adorable!!! (And those baskets are in the Target Dollar Spot, if you are wondering).
The old adage is the more things change, the more they stay the same. Music is a perfect example. While popular music today seems to revolve around urban, pop and rap, there are still people who take ballroom dancing lessons. For all the people buying tickets to concerts to see rock heroes like Bruce Springsteen (read: me & the gazillion other people who saw him on tour this year) or Neil Young, a singer/songwriter like Ed Sheeran is winning Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards. And for those country fans who are thrilled that Garth Brooks finally made his comeback record, there are just as many fans of swing, jazz and big band music (hence the popularity of Michael Buble, for example).
My point is there is room for everyone, and as soon as you think you have seen the last of a certain style of music or singing, up pops someone to take us back to that sound. Of course, there are those singers who transcend the ages with the timelessness of their voices. Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett and Billie Holiday, just to name a few. The singer with the #7 song is, without a doubt, a part of that group.
Known as “The First Lady of Song” because she could sing them all-ballads, upbeats, blues, jazz, swing and sentimental. She had a pitch perfect sound and a powerful range and delivery. And she could scat.
Starting next April, which would have marked her 100th birthday, venues around the world will celebrate her music with “Ella at 100: A Centennial Celebration“. Her physical presence was lost 20 years ago, but her voice is eternal. And her take on Christmas music is just one example of that.
Ella Fitzgerald: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!
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