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Holiday Moments: Christmas Means Love

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 20, 2022

Sam Cooke had an amazing voice that inspired many later pop acts including Steve Perry from Journey. Here’s Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers singing Christmas Means Love.

Holiday Moments: Merry Christmas, Darling

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 19, 2022

Once again, we take a trip to the past to visit Karen Carpenter singing Merry Christmas, Darling. Her enchanting contralto shines through brilliantly here. Let’s have a listen.

A little trivia to go along with the above video. Karen originally recorded Merry Christmas, Darling in 1970 which was also released that year. In 1978, along with the Carpenters wishing to release their ninth album Christmas Portrait, a full length Carpenters Christmas album, Karen rerecorded the lead vocal for this song in 1978. Apparently, Karen expressed her desire to rerecord it. There are, in fact, two versions of this song. The video above contains the 1978 rerecorded lead vocal. Here is Karen’s 1970 version:

The subtleties in her two performances are amazing to behold. Eight years later and her voice still sounds almost exactly the same, except for a tiny bit raspiness in her breathier vocals.

Holiday Moments: O Holy Night

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 18, 2022

Holiday Moments: My Favorite Things

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 17, 2022

Julie Andrews had one of the sweetest, most enchanting coloratura singing voices. This is one of the most enchanting and enduring songs from The Sound of Music and has also become an almost instant Christmas classic. Here’s Julie singing My Favorite Things.

Holiday Moments: Silver Bells

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 16, 2022

Holiday Moments: Let It Snow!

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 15, 2022

Holiday Moments: The Christmas Song

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 14, 2022

Holiday Moments: All I Want for Christmas is You

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 13, 2022

Holiday Moments: Coventry Carol

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 12, 2022

Holiday Moments: Last Christmas

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 11, 2022

During the 80s, Wham! emerged as one of the preeminent bands of the 80s. Before Wham! split into separate solo careers, Wham! penned this Christmas classic. For all of those looking for a taste of the 80s, here’s Last Christmas. Enjoy!

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