Bob Dorough & The Miles Davis sextet: Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) [Music for Christmas time] 🎄 [reblog]

from Oannes * music for Christmas time


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Μια υπέροχα “ανατρεπτική” χριστουγεννιάτικη ηχογράφηση του βοκαλίστα Bob Dorough με το σεξτέτο του Miles Davis: BD – vocals, piano, MD – trumpet, Frank Rehak – trombone, Wayne Shorter – tenor sax, Paul Chambers – bass, Jimmy Cobb – drums, Willie Bobo
– bongos, με τον Gil Evans στη γενική διεύθυνση. Από το άλμπουμ Miles Davis Facets Vol 1 [1962]

A wonderfully “subversive” Christmas recording from vocalist Bob Dorough and the Miles Davis sextet. BD – vocals, piano, MD – trumpet, Frank Rehak – trombone, Wayne Shorter – tenor sax, Paul Chambers – bass, Jimmy Cobb – drums, Willie Bobo – bongos, with Gil Evans conducting. From the album Miles Davis Facets Vol 1.


❝ Merry Christmas
I hope you have a white one, but for me, it’s blue
Blue Christmas, that’s the way you see it when you’re feeling blue
Blue Xmas, when you’re blue at Christmastime you see right through
All the waste, all the sham, all the haste
And plain old bad taste
Sidewalk Santy Clauses are much, much, much too thin
They’re wearing fancy rented costumes, false beards and big fat phony grins
And nearly everybody’s standing round holding out their empty hand or tin cup
Gimme gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme
Fill my stocking up
All the way up
It’s a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy
Blue Christmas, all the paper, tinsel and the fal-de-ral
Blue Xmas, people trading gifts that matter not at all
What I call
Bitter gall, Fal-de-ral
Lots of hungry, homeless children in your own backyards
While you’re very, very busy addressing twenty zillion Christmas cards
Now, Yuletide is the season to receive and oh, to give and ahh, to share
But all you December do-gooders rush around and rant and rave and loudly blare
Merry Christmas
I hope yours is a bright one, but for me, it’s blue ❞



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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