A smaller Christmas, Day 23

With everything that needed getting done, yesterday seemed to summon another of the whirlwinds that so often ensue as Christmas draws near.

You just want to step out of that whirlwind and find a quiet place.

Especially now that Dec. 23 has turned to Christmas Eve.

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“O Holy Night,” Irma Thomas, from “A Creole Christmas,” 1990. It’s out of print and not available digitally, but Amazon will rip you a copy.

Reverent yet thrilling, this version is done as a New Orleans-style dirge with some moody Hammond organ and some terrific gospel voices singing backup.

Five years ago, my friend Rob called this “goosebump-inducing stuff.”

It still is.

Enjoy your holidays, everyone.

Please visit our other blog, The Midnight Tracker, for more vintage vinyl, one side at a time.

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2 Comments

Filed under Christmas music, December 2012, Sounds

2 responses to “A smaller Christmas, Day 23

  1. jb

    Glad that 2012 was finally the year our long electronic friendship finally crossed over into the real world. Best to you n yours from me and mine.

  2. Chris in Cary

    Thank you good sir. May you have the peace of the season as well.

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