Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Here is a Christmas song taken from a television show, Studio 60.  Sometime later, this video was created as a greeting from New Orleans, a city extraordinarily diverse in culture and ethnicity.  We've enjoyed the song every year since it was the closing music in a 2006 episode of the old TV show "Studio 60" at Christmas, was posted online as an mp3 (see below) and wanted to share.  It's part of our Christmas Eve music routine, now including Christmas at Luther 2011.  This report regarding the music from the show was posted by Candace Lombardi:

A group of New Orleans musicians led by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews played the new version of the Christmas classic as part of "The Christmas Show" episode's story line.

The musicians are really Hurricane Katrina survivors as they played on the show. The vignette was coordinated by the Tipitina's Foundation, an nonprofit organization dedicated to helping New Orleans musicians affected by Katrina.

An MP3 of the song can be streamed or downloaded from NBC's Studio 60 music site.

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