Each year I like to get a new Christmas album that celebrates the season by filling our home with traditional holiday songs as we decorate the tree and living room. What better way to honor the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ 🙂 than to fill the music of our heart.
I am pleased to see that Rod Stewart will release his first Christmas recording, Merry Christmas, Baby on October 30, 2012. Rod’s command of the Great American Songbook and his later career emphasis as a torch singer has built him an expanded fan base.
I am especially looking forward to the track that features a “virtual duet” with Ella Fitzgerald as they are accompanied by Chris Botti on trumpet. This is a multidimensional collaboration with digital technology playing a key role in bridging the past and the present.
I have been a fan of Rod Stewart’s ever since I saw him perform as the lead singer for the Jeff Beck Group on July 3rd, 1969 at the Fillmore East in the East Village in New York City. He was a striking figure that night in purple turtleneck and a long white knit scarf. He strutted that stage like a dandy.
- Rod Stewart’s debut Christmas Album (after all these years…) (lifefm1079.wordpress.com)
- Rod Stewart debuts his first ever Christmas album, ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ (hangout.altsounds.com)