“The Christmas Song” Performed By Marvin Gaye (1963) Live at the Apollo

December 17, 2009

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Even though this song is almost 50 years old it is new to me and a great way to pay tribute to the year of Motown50 in it’s final few holiday season weeks.

It is a simply marvelous LIVE, soulful rendition of “The Christmas Song” by Marvin Gaye that I discovered on YouTube! I notice that some of the holiday tunes that I posted about last year from YouTube are now gone so please click on the link and enjoy this song while you can.

I really don’t have much more to say other than this is a great addition to my Motown holiday music collection and this is why I love YouTube.

Thank you bigchunkz for sharing this.

Musically Yours,

SonDan Holiday Green #02A805

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1 CT December 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm

In the early 60′s Marvin wanted to be more like Nat Cole and Sam Cooke. While that was an admirable thing to strive for, I’m so glad he found “Marvin Gaye” instead. Just think how much poorer the world would be without his music.

Happy Holidays


2 SonDan December 19, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Very well said CT. I too am glad Marvin eventually came into his own to give us musical creations that will be enjoyed for generations too come! Thank you so much for your patronage and input here at OSML and thank you for the Holiday greetings.

I am sending you and yours my wishes for a Happy Holiday as well.


3 Jennifer Evans January 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Is this the same Old School Music site that went down for a moment and is now back up. It lok like it has sbeen a little updated but and I want to know if I am at home again with the REAL OSM site??? If so, thank you for all you do and I am a follower of your site forever. Keep up the great work.


4 SonDan January 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Hi Jennifer,
Yes it’s me. Happy New year to you and welcome back to OSML. Yes, the blog has gone through some changes. I moved the blog from WordPress.Com to it’s own domain and had plenty of unexpected issues along the way. Not to mention right before the move, BOTH of the locations I stored my music were hacked and I lost all of the songs!
But I am now back on my own dedicated server and ready to get back down to business for the coming year! Thank you for your support . I am honored
to have made your life a little brighter in some small way.
Musically Yours,


5 G.R. March 17, 2010 at 1:13 am

Well I see that wordPress comes with it’s own issues thank’s
SonDan for the heads up on that.


6 SonDan March 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Glad to be of help — what was it that I said?


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