I must repeat it is so good to be back to blogging about the oldies! As for the Motown Holiday sounds, initially I thought I would do different songs with every post for December. But I have now decided to compare different Motown artists’ renditions of a few of the same songs.
Since I started out with “The Christmas Song” I will share with you just a few more, frankly more soulful (sorry Otis) renditions of the classic.
The Temptations’ Otis Williams had very few leads and some of his other leads are better than his “The Christmas Song” outing that was presented in the previous post. I question some of his note choices but I believe that those choices came from being the excellent background singer that he is. Everyone is just not meant to be lead singer and I intend the great Otis Williams no disrespect as I admire his tenacity in keeping the Temptations together for many generations. Thank you very much Otis.
But I think you will find this rendition by Stevie Wonder a treat. It comes from his 1967 Christmas LP which you should have in your music collection. Hope you and your loved ones enjoy it.