Tuesday, November 29, 2022

what christmas means

They call themselves ‘Garage rockers with a modern twist and shout’, Minneapolis trio Beebe Gallini. They have released a beautiful looking 7 inch flexidisc. With their own catchy and raw ‘You Ain't Getting Nothin’ and  a cover of ‘(That's) What Christmas Means To Me’. You might recognise that title.
This one is co-written, probably in the mid-sixties, by Anna, sister of Tamla Motown founder Berry Gordy and former wife of Marvin Gaye. You can order the Beebe Gallini single in various formats, even as a double single. Most of the formats includes a couple of extra download X-mas tracks. Have a look at their Bandcamp
'What Christmas Means To Me' has been recorded a lot. Best known version is from Stevie Wonder (1967). But also people like Paul Young, Hanson and Darlene Love have covered it. A recent version is by Gaia (december 2021).

Here are two other songs with a similar title: The Biscuit Brothers (2007) and Eddie Fisher (1952)

By the way: Beebe Gallini's guest vocalist Cindy Lawson released her own Christmas single as well this year, featuring an Orchids cover and this original:
If you order the Beebe Gallini flexi, you get a free download from these two Lindy Lawson tracks.


bobbsyw said...

Love that Gaia track