Tuesday, December 13, 2022

i heard the bells

 Katey Brooks is a singer-songwriter from Manchester, England. She call hereself  'a rebellious artist'. She recorded her seasonal song 'I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day' in 2021, but this year it is for the first time available to download, here . Her version is a impressive quiet americana one.

'I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day' is an American carol from 1864, written by Henri Wadsworth Longfellow after the death of  wife in a house fire. Some versions now have more recent words from Burl Ives (1909-1995). The song is hardly known in pop music. Here's a version from Johnny Cash from his 1963 album 'The Christmas Spirit':

This is a very nice rocking 2013 version from the American Echosmith: