Elvis, Robbie Williams, Miles Davis ... Christmas in nine songs


Recording a Christmas song, or even a complete album, is an almost obligatory step in the career of music stars.The Anglo-Saxon repertoire, often with songs that were created for the occasion and have become classics, is the most widespread; we offer you a few, as well as lesser known titles and one of the rare French examples.

"Blue Christmas", by Elvis Presley

Composed in 1948 by Billy Hayes and Jay W.Johnson, the song Blue Christmas (this blue is not the color blue but the melancholy of the one, or that, who thinks of the absence of the loved one) has become a classic in the crooner and country repertoire, but it is probably the version of Elvis Presley, with vocal group The Jordanaires, in 1957, in Elvis' Christmas Album with notably gospel covers, which is the most famous It will also be found in most of the compilations of various artists marketed during the holidays.

Including Joyeux Noël, double CD distributed by Zuma Music, produced in favor of Secours populaire (1 € is donated to the association for each copy purchased).In addition to Presley, we find, on one of the CDs, Petit Papa Noël, by Tino Rossi, one of the rare French Christmas songs that has acquired international status, White Christmas by The Golden Gate Quartet, Silent Night by Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como… The other CD brings together current stars including Clara Luciani (Father Christmas's Daughter), Jeanne Added (Winter Sun), or Tim Dup (Merry Christmas).Sylvain Siclier

"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", by Darlene Love

Posted Date: 2020-12-28

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