Hello, Vixens!!! Welcome back to the countdown!!!
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Today’s singer has been performing for decades, and is probably the greatest and most famous back up singer that ever was. She has worked with the likes of Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt and Aretha Franklin, whom she channels in today’s song.
A phenomenal singer in her own right, she will probably always be best remembered for her work with Phil Spector’s groundbreaking “Wall of Sound” recordings in the 1960’s; namely ”He’s a Rebel,” ”(Today I Met) the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” and today’s featured song which she performed regularly on David Letterman’s show during the Christmas season.
She was one of the main singers spotlighted in the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar winning film, “20 Feet From Stardom”. She also played Danny Glover’s wife in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies and Judy Burrell on my soap “Another World” in 1993.
Danny Glover & Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon” (Courtesy of IMDb)
If all that were not impressive enough, the New York Times paid her one of the greatest compliments ever when they said her voice is ”as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar and Bob Dylan’s lyrics”. Wow. Who would not want to be remembered like that?
Darlene Love: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).
P.S. An honorable mention to U2 for their version of today’s song. Who does not want to imagine themselves as the reason for Bono’s pleading? Or more to the point, who does not want to listen to Bono and the rest of U2, period???
U2 by Mattia Zoppellaro for MOJO magazine
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Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!