Monday, December 17, 2012

The Pilgrim Travelers - I'll Be Home For Christmas (Specialty 934)

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Originally released by Specialty on 78 in 1952, I picked up this red vinyl Holiday re-issue sometime in the eighties, and it's been heavy in the Christmas rotation ever since. I think it's the most hauntingly beautiful rendition of this old chestnut that I've ever heard. These are The Travelers in their pre-Lou Rawls period, led by Keith Barber and Kylo Turner.

"If I don't see you in person..." May God bless you and your family this Christmas.