Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gee Whiz...

... it´s Christmas. I tend to avoid X-mas songs as a rule, but you can´t go wrong with Carla Thomas and the Stax houseband featuring Steve Cropper on guitar. Gee Whiz, It´s Christmas was used as the first musical season´s greeting of the legendary soul label back in ´63. Thomas, who had scored her first big hit with a song called Gee Whiz a couple of years earlier, was sitting around with Cropper and trumpeter Vinnie Trauth, trying to come up with an yuletime ditty, when the latter jokingly suggested Gee Whiz, It´s Christmas. The rest, as they say, is history.

"Don't forget the party that we're throwing,
the warm fires of the fireplace will be glowing,
It's been a long long time,
still can´t figure out why you crossed my mind
I guess it's just to say gee whiz, it's Christmas..."

Bon nadal, readers!

Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It´s Christmas MP3

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