What better way to start this week than with a very merry Levitt artists playlist!
We’ve included new spins on classics (Mariachi Divas‘ “Santa Baby” en español, Pentatonix’s doo-wop “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” and Los Straitjackets‘ funky “Soul’d Lang Syne”), contemplative, acoustic takes on peace and hope (Vieux Farka Toure’s “Peace,” and Klezmer Juice’s cover of Matisyahu’s “Late Night in Zion”), a beloved spiritual (Kirk Whalum’s interpretation of “Rise Up Shepard and Follow”) and plain-old dance fests (Fishtank Ensemble’s “Papirosen” and Big Sam’s Funky Nation’s “Ain’t Nothing But a Party”).
And while Booker T. Jones is the only one on this mix who didn’t play a Levitt venue this year (he played at Levitt Shell Memphis in 2012), we just had to include a track off the 1966 southern soul holiday album, Booker T. and the MG’s In the Christmas Spirit (“Jingle Bells”).
Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!
Do you have a favorite holiday song by a Levitt artist? Let us know!