Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I See Your Charlie Brown...

... and raise you one Charles Brown. As in Charles Brown's Cool Christmas Blues. As a fellow hater of Christmas music, it was always a relief to attend the Cedar holiday party throughout the Bill K. years, and find that Charles Brown was the only holiday cd laying out next to the sound system. [For further reminiscences of the Bill K. years, head back to August, for the very second post in this blog, entitled something like "Thanks for the Memories." Or you could search "Bill K." here, too.]

Brown did actually write "Please Come Home for Christmas," which has been extensively covered by a variety of artists over the years, but this 1994 collection from Rounder contains only one or two other songs you'd recognize and all of them done in an extremely laid back blues style. Whew!

OK, I've got furnace problems again. See you next week.

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