Hello, everyone. Welcome back to the countdown.
A sweet vintage Christmas card image found on Pinterest. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
One of the biggest bands-both literally and figuratively-of the 1970’s & 1980’s released their debut album in 1967. But it was not until 1998 that they released their first holiday collection, The Christmas Album, produced by E Street member Roy Bittan. Thanks to its success the record was reissued in 2003 under the title, What’s It Gonna Be, Santa? It came with with six new tracks produced by Phil Ramone including today’s pick, led by Jason Scheff’s vocals. It is a wonderful take on a more modern holiday tune written & originally recorded by Donny Hathaway in 1970.
(Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Chicago: “This Christmas” (2003, written by Donny Hathaway (as “Donny Pitts”) and Nadine Theresa McKinnor).
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!