Billie Eilish could also be solely 22, however she sings like a chanteuse with many years of exhausting residing behind her — a world-weary angel. Her model of this little tune provides it a wholly completely different learn than the unique Judy Garland take from Meet Me in St Louis.
I think about this model has some studio exec suggesting she do an album of Christmas songs; however not solely is it manner too early in her profession) for that, it’s a bit light-weight and ephemeral for her fantastic voice and phrasing; as an alternative, she ought to do an album (or 16 discs) of the Nice American Songbook. Think about that sultry, emotive voice wrapped round Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hart.
I needed to share that fantastic music, in addition to somewhat information: I’m going to be taking a couple of weeks off to recharge. I’ve a brand new undertaking within the works that I simply wish to relax and take into consideration for some time. Mild posting forward for the following few weeks.
Earlier than I disappear for the holdiays, I needed to say thanks to all the Large Image Readers; I recognize your feedback, emails, and tweets. Your variety phrases imply quite a bit to me, and I want you all a really pleased vacation and a wholesome new 12 months.
Completely happy Merry!
‘Have Your self A Merry Little Christmas’: A Traditional Christmas Tune
By Martin Chilton
udiscovermusic, December 23, 2023