Fri 24 Dec
In general I enjoy the holiday season, but I have a tepid relationship with Christmas music. That is, unless what’s playing is the phenomenal album “A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector.” This 1963 release features a dozen sterling tracks from a few of Spector’s then-current stable of artists: The Crystals, Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, The Ronettes and Darlene Love, whose definitive performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is probably my favorite holiday song of all time. This is a wonderful, wonderful record.
Read a little bit more about this album over at Aquarium Drunkyard, or download the tracks from Amazon.com for a mere US$5.00. That’s a gift in and of itself. And have yourself a merry little Christmas, everyone.