musicology #0619


ChristmasComing #12

Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby

Sticking with the 60’s Soul festivities with this cut from none other than the legendary ‘Big O’.. I’m led to believe that this one was released in 1968?? which would make it a year after he ‘boarded the train’ to the pearly gates..if it was then it would have be synoymous with themusicologist as I was born in the month of December, in the year of the Earth Monkey whilst revolution filled the air. Having already laid Otis’ majestic rendition of Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ down two years ago I’m very happy to be bringing this version of Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore’s Rhythm & Blues Christmas classic ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ to the festive table..First recorded by the Three? Blazers, (Johnny Moore, his brother Oscar, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams), in 1947.

Listen Tune….

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2 thoughts on “musicology #0619

  1. Counting down the days to the big………. And I was born in the year of the original recording… the year of thr Fire Boar!! How’s that for sync………
    Have a fabulous holiday with the kids (well, not quite kids anymore) !!!!!!!!!!

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