Thursday, November 24, 2011
RONNIE SPECTOR & DARLENE LOVE, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1992)
Thanksgiving dinner's over and tomorrow, in America, it's Black Friday: the unofficial first day heading toward Christmas when merchants hope to go into the black due to holiday shoppers. Many people in the USA have Thanksgiving and the following day off work, adding up to a four-day holiday weekend.
So, we're all heading toward Christmas now, all around the globe, and it's time for some good, hard to find holiday music. First up: the first and only (I believe) duet between Phil Spector's divas Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love, covering the famed Brenda Lee rock'n'roll Christmas number. It's a great production I think you'll all enjoy.
Ronnie will be singing, on Black Friday, at the lighting of the South Street Seaport Christmas tree. Her Christmas show, in New York City this year, will be at The Cutting Room in the Flatirons District. Darlene Love will again be at B. B. King's NYC, which I already have tickets to.
So, here are two legendary rock'n'roll women joining forces for the first and probably only time to wish us all a Merry Christmas.
By the way, if in NYC, doing your gift buying, stop in Rainbows & Triangles on 8th Ave. between 19th & 20th Streets for great cds and, at this time of year, Christmas music and other fabulous gifts to make the season gay.