An Evening with William Price King – Christmas Music – Jingle Bells by Natalie Cole.


Another Christmas special from William Price King with Christmas day almost with us and this time the all-time favourite.. Jingle Bells.

There are a number of ‘historical’ notations about the origins of Jingle Bells. It was composed around 1850 by James Lord Pierpont in or around Savannah or Massachusetts and was allegedly inspired by the town of Medford’s sleigh races. Hence the song’s original title of One Horse Open Sleigh.

It might well have been composed around Thanksgiving rather than Christmas and it its long history it has been a drinking song.  Some to the lyrics might imply this and also to the fact that going on a sleigh ride offered a rare opportunity to be alone with your sweetheart!

Anyway here it is performed by the lovely Natalie Cole..

Wherever you are, and whoever you are dancing with during the holidays.. Merry Christmas and please drop in again soon.

William and Sally

About William Price King.

williampricekingAbout William Price King

William Price King is an American jazz singer, musician and composer. Originally he studied classical music and opera but over the years his style has evolved to what many refer to as the ‘sweet point’ where music and voice come together so beautifully.

His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Torme. His jazz album, ‘Home,’ is a collection of contemporary songs and whilst clearly a homage to their wonderful legacy it brings a new and refreshing complexity to the vocals that is entrancing.

His latest album Eric Sempe and William Price King is now available to download. The repertory includes standards such as “Bye Bye Blackbird” (a jazz classic), Sting’s “Englishman in New York,” Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”, Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and other well-known jazz, pop, and rock classics.

William and Eric Sempe have also brought their own magic to the album with original tracks such as Keep on Dreaming and Red Snow with collaboration with Jeanne King
Download the new album. http://cdbaby.com/cd/williampriceking

William is currently in France where he performs in popular Jazz Venues in Nice and surrounding area.

Connect to William

Website – http://www.williampriceking.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WilliamPriceKing
Twitter – @wpkofficial
Regular Venue – http://cave-wilson.com/
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/william-price-king/id788678484

You can find all of William’s posts on Jazz, Classical and Contemporary artists in this link: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-a-man-and-his-music-jazz-classical-and-contemporary-legends/

Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from My Archives – Some Christmas Music from Star Trek to Wham


Time to revive my music post from last Christamas and delighted if you put your selection into the jukebox in the comments..

Here is one for the Trekkies amongst you..(yes I am one!) Make it So… one for all of us who went to Christmas parties in the 1980s… Wham.. Last Christmas one from the 1990s… Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews with Baby Its Cold Outside..

Kylie takes us into the 2000s with Santa Baby … and then it is back to my era of madness with Slade and Merry Christmas Everybody.

Rock on…….

 

 

 

And finally one I danced to in the 1970s… These guys were definitely Christmas Crackers…

Smorgasbord Christmas Party Music – DJ’s Queen of the Airwaves and Jiving Judy!


Christmas playlistTime for a little music at this party and today we have two DJ’s spinning the vinyl.. well okay pressing the Youtube button.

Annette 3D Promo BOur first DJ is author, artist, poet and broadcaster Queen of the Airwaves...AKA Annette Rochelle Aben who has chosen Merry Christmas Baby by the Beach Boys to get us onto the dance floor.

Annette has a wonderful range of books which would make perfect gifts for lovers of #Haiku and messages of hope and gratitude. You can read the reviews and buy the books from this link: https://www.amazon.com/Annette-Rochelle-Aben/e/B00MSQTGUY.

Connect to Annette through her website: https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/

On your feet ….

 

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Our second DJ is another poet and humourist who goes by the professional name of Jiving Judy... AKA.. Judy E.Martin, author of Rhymes of the Times, a wonderful gift for lovers of verse and humour, available here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judy-E-Martin/e/B01CPOB0M0

Connect to Judy through her website: http://www.edwinasepisodes.com/

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Judy has selected one of her favourites to get you in the mood.. Boney M with  Mary’s Boy Child.

If you have some favourite music that you would like to share with us then please add the Youtube link into the comments.. If you have a preferred DJ name please include otherwise you will get one of my choosing!!!!

Please spread the festive spirit.  thanks Sally