Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Ledisi
Song:Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Around this time of year I always get asked about Christmas albums. I always tell folks to stay away from mainstream pop artists trying to sing Christmas songs. They always seem to come across as pandering. I always tell folks to buy a Christmas album by a gospel artist because they sing about God all year round. Mary Mary's Christmas album from a few years ago is a good choice. Jazz Christmas albums are good too because a lot of those musicians can put a new spin on any song. But this 2008 release is this year's must have Christmas album and it's good enough that you'll listen to it throughout the year. Of course I've talked about Ledisi Young before. She's a fabulous R & B singer songwriter from Oakland, CA who made a very big splash with her Verve debut CD Lost & Found. This new CD It's Christmas is every bit as good as the first one. Ledisi is simply a masterful performer and a mesmerizing vocalist. Again she works with producer Rex Rideout on several covers of Christmas classics including this wonderful version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve, What A Wonderful World, Please Come Home For Christmas & Silent Night. She also does a few original songs and does a song with the great gospel artist Richard Smallwood. So It's Christmas by Ledisi is the one Christmas album to get this year. In this Electronic Press Kit, Ledisi talks about why she recorded a Christmas album. You gotta go out and get this one.