Thursday, December 01, 2011

more holiday shopping on November Hill - day 2, with more Charlie Brown

Love love love the Charlie Brown Christmas Show dance scene! In the spirit of music and dancing,  here are a few links to some terrific music:

A few years ago I bought the original Vince Guaraldi Trio Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack at Starbuck's. I think I listened to it all of that year - I love the songs. And guess what? You can still get it! CLICK HERE for one buying option.

Yesterday the lovely Anna March posted her first Aural Fixations post on The Rumpus. Anna's writing paired with an amazing songlist is gift enough, but I found two new artists whose work I immediately snapped up on iTunes:

Ruth Brown's songs - Ms. B's Blues: Essential Recordings and in particular the song "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" - LOVE it!!

And an old friend who is an incredible singer/songwriter with a new CD out, Lynn Blakey and her Meadowview.

Here's a live version of the song Immigrant Heart, which she plays and sings with her husband Ecki Heins:

If you love Lynn's voice as much as I do, check out her work with Tres Chicas and Glory Fountain too.


Grey Horse Matters said...

I'll have to check out some of this music. I do like Ruth Brown quite a bit but haven't heard of Lynn.

billie said...

A, Lynn Blakey has a gorgeous voice. And between her solo act and the two bands she sings with, the work is different and reveals how incredibly versatile and talented she is.

I personally love Glory Fountain.

Camera holsters said...

The voice is beautiful and suits the holiday season now ... Will check it out more ..

billie said...

Agree totally! Enjoy!