Eight years ago, during our first Christmas season here at the blog, my friend Rob called this song “goosebump-inducing stuff.”
It still is.
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.
My apologies for not posting it here for the last three years.
As always, it’s for Rob.
“A Creole Christmas” also features the great Allen Toussaint, whom we lost this year. Enjoy his swinging piano take on “White Christmas,” a song you rarely hear with a big band arrangement, or any kind of an upbeat arrangement.
Man, hard to believe this record is 25 years old now.
Enjoy your holidays, everyone.