12/22/17: The Temptations “Silent Night”
This song has certainly been in my head a lot lately, along with all the other random songs that appear there from time to time. This one isn’t exactly random, though. ‘Tis the season, after all, and all I could hear in my head after my alarm clock went off this morning was a tune I hadn’t played on the air yet this holiday season. I’m glad I saved it for today, my last show before Christmas!
I think everybody knows by now how much I love The Temptations. I consider them to be among the best artists the Motown scene ever produced, and that’s saying something! Back in 1970, the group came out with their first holiday release – an album called “The Temptations’ Christmas Card.” It had a variety of holiday numbers on it, and all the guys were featured at one time or another with a solo. When it came out, the Tempts were in the “Classic Five” era: Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin were tearing it up, on stage and on the charts. Eddie, with that amazing tenor falsetto, playing off of Melvin with his deep bass voice… that’s what make this my all-time favorite Christmas song. What is it? It’s their rendition of “Silent Night!”
So, with today being my last morning show heading into Christmas, I wanted to play this song for you – whatever way you celebrate the season – and wish you well. Happy holidays to all, and may all your hopes and dreams come true. Spent time with the people you love, and get ready for a great 2018! May you season be merry and bright, and may your celebrations come together as harmoniously as this 5-part vocal masterpiece.
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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July, at Local 506 in August, The Carrboro Music Festival in September; and The Southern Village Green in November, the School of Rock students’ next BIG public LIVE performance will be Saturday January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.
At 1pm, its “Rock Goddesses” with Music from Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and More. This is followed at 3pm with the songs of Led Zeppelin I and II. January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, put it on your calendar now!
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