Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
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We started this year’s holiday music celebration with one of the greatest performers the world has ever seen, and today we continue with another legend. Heck, this man is a national treasure.
Any song he recorded throughout his career became his own thanks to his soulful, bluesy, jazzy interpretations combined with his virtuoso piano playing and distinctive voice, which usually invited the listener to join in with him. He did it with “America The Beautiful”, “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, “You Don’t Know Me” and dozens of others. The movie based on his life gave us a no holds barred look at how hard he had to fight to overcome poverty, tragedy, blindness, racism and drug addiction while remaining a master musician and singer. He has covered so many Christmas classics, but for those of you who cannot get enough of the scene where Clark Griswold is stuck in the attic wearing a woman’s coat, head wrap & gloves watching old family movies in “Christmas Vacation”, then this is probably your favorite holiday song by “The Genius” himself.
Ray Charles: “That Spirit Of Christmas”
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!