In case you are new here, I am on day twenty of 25 days and 25 different performances of the Christmas song, “O Holy Night”. For those of you who are not new, please pardon my repetitive opening throughout the course of these 25 days.
Two of my sisters and I love the song “O Holy Night”. After a series of emails with one of my sisters, I came up with the idea of sharing different versions/performances of the song “O Holy Night”.
As we near the top five, I welcome you to version number twenty.
The voice singing the song today is unmistakable and unforgettable. Known for his soft baritone voice, this artist also played the piano and guitar. In 1956, he had his own television show. Sadly, due to racism, the show was canceled after a year. Sponsors were not willing to support a show with a black host. He died in 1965, at the age of 45.
In 1991, through the use of special effects, he performed a ‘virtual’ duet with his daughter, singing one of his most popular songs. Coincidentally, that duet became one his daughter’s biggest hits.
By now, I’m sure you know I am referring to Nat “King” Cole. I hope you enjoy listening to him sing, “O Holy Night”.