One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas",
The song was written for the movie Meet Me in St. Louis and originally sung by the iconic Judy Garland in 1944. But like most Christmas songs it has also been recorded by a host of other popular artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor and Sam Smith. It ranks 3rd in sales for Christmas songs.
The version I chose for this post was performed by pop singer Lou Rawls. Lou’s deep baritone voice adds a cool modern mix of blues & jazz sounds to the song. Lou Rawls had a way of taking many popular songs and making them his own.
I have a personal reason for posting this song. I had the opportunity to meet Lou on several occasions. Lou, who had a home nearby in Carefree, AZ could be seen regularly at the local Home Depot or Alberston’s grocery store. He always friendly and always had a kind word for anyone he would meet in the neighborhood.
This song is that is on my Christmas playlist every year.