But so Joyous it seemed right to play.
Then a quick 180, with a song by Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements that made Dolly Parton cry!
After that, an annual tradition, the Beatle Christmas Message to their fan club members.
I never knew about these until Scott Muni played them all on WNEW-FM in his first years at the station.
I'll be playing their first one from 1963.
They were very young back then, and when some engineer plucks you in front of a microphone and tells you to say some things about the past year and Christmas, it can be daunting.
And that is what Engineer Ken Stanley would occasionally surprise me with, telling me not enough time for a song so just wing it for 2 minutes, lol!
But it’s good training for you, and I can be gabby when needed.
Now think about THIS, and this is scary, it is the 50TH Anniversary of that Beatles recording.
And will be each year as I go along playing them in order!
As always, one thing I can promise you is that you will NOT hear the same old, same old Christmas music.
The big, happy, wonderful Christmas Day looms ever closer…
Hope this gets you in the spirit.
Next week a special show, as it falls on Christmas Eve and I don't remember that happening.
But do enjoy this one!
Here are the links as the Annual Party continues, at Mike Pell Rockollections: