23 December 2009

Darlene Love + The Late Show = Christmas

For the 24th consecutive year, the wonderful Darlene Love will appear tonight on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ms. Love will sing the Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich holiday classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." [Note: Barry & Greenwich wrote 25 songs that were certified gold or platinum. Ellie Greenwich died earlier this year at the age of 68.] The song was originally released on the 1963 holiday compilation A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector.

Expect a powerhouse performance from Ms. Love, backed by Paul Shaffer & The CBS Orchestra, additional musicians (including strings) and a gospel choir, replicating the "Wall of Sound" production made famous by Spector. Don't miss it.

For a preview, here's her appearance from 1995. TNOP notes it as further evidence that Darlene Love should be elected - not just nominated - to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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