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This week we offer up our favorite “new” holiday tune with a powerful pedigree.
One day while digging through dusty demo tapes in the vault, we unearthed this little gem written in 1966. The music is by Cy Coleman (who was riding high at the time with Peggy Lee’s #1 pop hit “Big Spender”, a song from the Broadway production of his hit musical, Sweet Charity) and the lyrics are by Floyd Huddleston. Coleman and Huddleston had written a handful of songs together & previously enjoyed some chart success with “Sweet Talk” recorded by Damita Jo for Mercury Records in 1965. Floyd was born in Leland Mississippi and would get his start writing songs for Glenn Miller‘s band during WWII. His pop compositions would later include “Just For Laughs”, and “You started Something” plus lyrics for songs in several films including The Ballad of Josie and Midnight Cowboy and for Disney: The Aristocats and Robin Hood.
We’re thrilled to feature this week a newly recorded version, the first since 1966, by one of our favorite instrumentalists in the land; Jon Rauhouse and his Orchestra ft. Rachel Flotard. Jon is a solo artist and a longtime member of Neko Case’s band who can be heard on guitar, pedal steel, and trombone on Neko’s Grammy-nominated albums as well as projects by Jakob Dylan, Kelly Hogan, Howe Gelb, and Billy Bob Thornton. Singer Rachel Flotard (front woman, guitarist and songwriter of critically acclaimed power punk trio, Visqueen) along with Tommy Connell on guitar, Nick Luca on piano, John Marston on bass and Matthew Watkins on drums, bring a huge dose of holiday cheer. Available now on iTunes.
Wishing you all peace, joy, and happiness for the Holidays & New Year!
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