On this date November 22, 1963 the album “A Christmas Gift For You (from Philles Records)” was released in the US. It is also titled as “A Christmas Gift For You (from Phil Spector)
The album is a compilation of Christmas songs performed by The Crystals, Darlene Love, The Ronettes, and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans. The record was produced by Phil Spector,engineered by Larry Levine, with musical arrangements by Jack Nitzsche.
The album was recorded in September-October of that year at Gold Star Studios.
The album was released the same day as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and was a relative failure at the time. Original pressings very rare.
In subsequent years, especially after its reissue on Apple, the album grew in popularity and is considered now to be a holiday classic.
15 years ago today Doug Sahm left this physical world. He left us all with a great gift of music to enjoy for our life times. He touched so many lives either with chats over baseball, playing music that took us to a groovy place, or just sharing some enchiladas. Keep the groove going! Listen to some Doug Sahm music today to let him know we are still thinking of him.
Blurt Magazine, showing some 5 STAR love for our new James Brown release!
Read it HERE!
Paul Revere, leader of Paul Revere and the Raiders, died Saturday at his home in Idaho. He was 76. Take care, ol’ buddy, and RIP. Glad to have had you as a friend for all these years. Safe travels.
Remembering Otis Redding on his birthday today!!!
Check out Otis on Sundazed HERE!
The great Don Rich would have been 73 today… Happy Birthday Don! Gotta think you and Buck are rippin’ it up somewhere