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Merry Christmas from the 908s…

Erick and Ace have well covered the “Reason for the Season” so I won’t repeat it, except to say that Christmas IS Christ. And as we celebrate His birth, stop and remember His resurrection. His life didn’t just change the world, His life changes lives every day.

That said, I wanted to pass along a gift from us to you. Being an old fart needless to say my musical tastes are somewhat Neanderthal.  So I thought I’d pass along a couple of my Christmas favorites, no rap, no electric guitars.

Other than music written for groups of over 50, I’m pretty picky.  Below are a few of my favorite things…

First of all, one of the greatest Christmas songs ever written, sung by a duet the the all time best pair who ever read a music score…

As an aside, when Natalie Cole agreed to the project that produced the duets with her dad, little did she know… the recording was done at the same studio where her dad made the originals; virtually the same production team recorded her as recorded her dad; most of the backup musicians for her recording were the same guys who did backup for her dad. I think the result is more than magical…

And speaking of magical, the artist who wrote The Christmas Song, Mel Torme, was known as “The Note Holder”. Like the King (Nat not Elvis), his voice was a one of kind gift to us. Hope you enjoy the original…

And finally, one of my all time favorites, and a guy who is STILL performing live concerts. One of the very, very best…

All the best wishes from the 908s and Franz, Prince of Dogness to each of you. You’ve helped make our lives interesting and special for the last three plus years and we’re looking forward to many more.

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