Hello, everyone. Welcome back to the countdown.
A sweet vintage Christmas card image from Pinterest. (Original source unknown.)
In a career that spanned 47 years from 1957 to 2004, Ray Charles released only one holiday album: “The Spirit Of Christmas” in 1985 (not counting a couple that were released posthumously). Comprised mostly of seasonal classics, Charles made each one his own with his signature iconic style. Today’s song is the standout for me.
“Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
To sing a love song
While we stroll along
Walkin’ in a winter wonderland“.
Ray Charles circa 2000. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Ray Charles: “Winter Wonderland” ((1985, written by Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith).
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!