Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tunes i like tuesday: marshmallow world


I'm really into the holidays this year (maybe because my oldest two sons will be home for visits this month??) and holiday music is a big part of it for me. I'm one of those annoying people who actually looks forward to the local radio station playing Christmas music 24/7. I don't exclusively listen to Christmas music between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I like knowing it's always available. To help your Christmas spirit along, I thought I'd share some of my favorite holiday songs with you over the next few weeks. Just like with my musical tastes in general, I like a little of everything... so who knows what you'll end up hearing here!

Today's song is by the lovely Darlene Love and was featured on the 1963 album, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector.  I've heard other versions of this song, most notably by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, but I still like this one best.  Phil Spector's magic "Wall of Sound" makes it a stand out from all the others.  This album is considered by many to be the best Christmas record of all time. I really can't argue with that!

Have a listen and let me know what you think.



(I couldn't find an interesting video to share, but the song makes up for it.)

5 comments:

  1. Phil Spector eh? He (was) once a local where I grew up. He's an interesting character. His wife is a frequent customer where my brother works. Too funny!

    I actually am enjoying the song. I think I'm really in the mood for Christmas this year.

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  2. I love stuff like this. I drive my family crazy with my selection of Christmas music. Who doesn't love a Marshmallow World? BTW the graphics are great here!

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  3. Love it! I've always liked Darlene Love's music. I'm hoping to get into the holiday spirit soon!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  4. I am not big into christmas music - but less so now that I moved to Oz. Because Christmas in summer? That's just silly.

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  5. Saint Nicholas today so I am beginning to feel it is Christmas and enjoyed listening to your selection to get me in the mood.

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