Okay, it’s two weeks until Christmas, so I guess I should cast off my “Bah Humbug” persona and post some Christmas tunes for you.
One of the first artists I ever mentioned on this thread was Charley Pride, and today’s song is the title track from an album that was knocking around our house when I was a kid.
Even an album cover featuring Charley wearing the cheapest looking Santa outfit can’t spoil this:
Charley Pride – Christmas In My Home Town
My post about Charley Pride a couple of weeks ago got a surprisingly good reaction from y’all, so I thought I’d post another one of his this morning.
This is perhaps his best known record, a cautionary tale of an ex who has been blinded by wealth and material possessions. But Charley knows what really matters, and tells his love that he’ll be waiting when all the glitter has faded away – all delivered in that distinctive southern drawl of his:
Charley Pride – Crystal Chandeliers
More Country this week; I hope you trust me with these by now.
Today’s choice comes from one of the most culturally important Country recording stars ever, and it just so happens to have been his 82nd birthday last Friday. (It’s on occasions like this that I really miss the excellent and sadly missed blog “Jim McLean’s Rabbit”. Those that used to visit will understand.)
Country music is often referred to as “the white man’s blues”, and a cursory look through the history books pretty much confirms it to be a white male dominated music scene.
That was until this chap came along:
Charley Pride – Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone?
Happy (belated) birthday, Charley.