GEE, WHIZ ... IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME (AGAIN!)
This was the first of my holiday mixes to include anything from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and while there's no music from Bruce on this one per se, there's a 37-year-old holiday greeting he recorded before hitting it big, the opening track is by the Max Weinberg 7, which is led by the E Street Band's famous drummer, and two numbers were added in remembrance of former E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons, who passed away the previous year. There's also a series of excerpts from the 1960 animation "Christmas Lost and Found," featuring the inimitable Davey and Goliath. Of course, there's lots of good music on this CD, too. It ends with Robbie Robertson's hauntingly beautiful "Christmas Must Be Tonight," performed by The Band.