My Favorite Christmas Songs 2018 #3

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Texas Tornados, 1999

This marks Rudolph’s 3rd song on the list.  Recorded for “A Christmas Tradition Volume III” album, The Texas Tornados (naturally) give a Tejano twist to the classic, with the last verse being sung in Spanish.

YouTube user unclebill68 wrote:”I produced and engineered. The label wanted a nice Xmas carol. You should have seen the look on their faces.”

My Favorite Chirstmas Songs 2018 #2

Auld Lang Syne, B.B. King, 2001

“Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 set to folk music.  This song’s presence on the list is admittedly a little bit of a stretch, since it’s best known for being sung at New Year’s Eve these days. 

The song is usually performed at a fairly slow tempo, but B.B. King’s rendition is more upbeat.