December 20th – Performance No. 20

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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”.

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15 thoughts on “December 20th – Performance No. 20

    • Oh Maxi, I am glad this version is special for you. Honestly, though my Dad wasn’t a huge fan of music, I tend to think of him when I listen to Nat, too. That era was a fantastic era for music – I just wish the jerks existing as supposed humans didn’t themselves better because they were (or were not) a certain color. Thank goodness the hate was unable to silence the music.

    • I hope this doesn’t mean you had a bad day, Lisa. Check out tomorrow’s version in the morning, so your day can start off well. (smile)
      Thank you for listening! I hope you have a great night.

  1. I love his voice. I liked some of the more contemporary versions you’ve put up (the Indigo Girls one was my favorite) but I have to admit: I’m a sucker for the classics 🙂

    • Leonore, I like the fact that the Indigo Girls were one of your favorites. You have excellent taste, my blogging friend. Still, as you alluded to, there is something special about the classics.

    • So, how went that hour? (smile) Each version is wonderful, Bridget. (If I do say so myself.) Glad you liked listening to Nat King Cole. I hope you are able to hear the remaining days. Thanks for visiting!

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