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".
"This track freaks me out a little bit because it's the Old 97's doing jazz."
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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