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You, Me & A Christmas Tree – Elise LeGrow

December 7, 2017

Elise LeGrow is a Canadian singer/songwriter. Her first record was released in December of 2012 (Elise LeGrow EP) – it’s a digital only release and I can’t locate it anywhere.

And other than it was released just a few days after her EP, I can’t find out any additional information on her Christmas single, You, Me and a Christmas Tree.

  • it’s not available on iTunes (in the US anyway)
  • not available at Amazon
  • but you can find it on Spotify

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Elise LeGrow – You, Me and a Christmas Tree

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The Late Great Leon Russell

December 29, 2016

A quick tip of the hat to the late, great Leon Russell who died November 13, 2016.

In 1972, Leon recorded Slippin’ Into Christmas with the help of blues guitarist Freddie King. The single was recorded and released as a 45 in August, and made it to Billboard and other music trade publications in November. On a Christmas chart in December, Billboard would place it at #4. But the laconic blues of “Slippin’ Into Christmas” doesn’t fit the cheery singalong mode of the most popular Christmas singles, so it never became a holiday perennial. It is classic Leon though. And the B-side, Christmas In Chicago, isn’t bad either (lyrics below). These are two rarely heard Leon tunes neither of which have ever made it to vinyl or a CD. If it weren’t for youtube, these tunes would probably be gathering dust in some kid’s collection of 45’s in his mom’s attic. And thanks to digital media, you can pick them up on iTunes and Amazon.

Christmas In Chicago
Well, I woke up this morning, the snow was falling on the ground
Yes, I woke up this morning, the snow was falling on the ground
And it’s Christmas in Chicago and my baby can’t be found

If they find me in a snow drift with a bottle in my hand
They might find me in a snow drift with a bottle in my hand
Cause my baby left with Santa when he put that diamond on her hand

Well, I’m gonna leave this town tomorrow, gonna pack my sack and go
I’m gonna leave this town tomorrow, gonna pack my sack and go
Well, it’s Christmas in Chicago, it’s the coldest place I know

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Slippin’ Into Christmas – Leon Russell

Christmas In Chicago – Leon Ruseell

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