The Old 97's Wish You A "Holly Jolly Christmas"
A little blast-from-the-past treat this mornin': Eleven mighty years ago, way back in 1997, local label Big Iron released a now-out-of-print little Christmas gem called Honky-Tonk Holidays: Christmas in Deep Noellum. And included on that release, this gem: Old 97's -- "Holly Jolly Christmas".
Suh-weet. Why? Well, I'll leave that up to the blogger behind My Aimz Is True the blog that, yesterday afternoon, hosted the track for download on its site:
"This track freaks me out a little bit because it's the Old 97's doing jazz."
Indeed, it is! And, well, it's great.
Enjoy. Me? I'ma go pick up some egg nog and brandy. What? Jews can't enjoy Christmas, too?
(Bigots.) -- Pete Freedman
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