December 7th – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Song: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Album: Jingle All the Way
Performer: Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
Writer: Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
Year: 2008

The Flecktones are a collection of some of the most innovative and inspired musicians living. The core group includes the Wooten brothers and Jeff Coffin with Béla Fleck at the helm. The band creates music which bends genres and features musicians who take their instruments to the cutting edge of what can be done musically. It was a complete joy for me to find this album four years ago. I remember first listening to this particular song at my parents house when I was home for my first Christmas break from college. I had it blasting over their computer speakers for a week straight. There is something infectiously joyful about their take on the melody with the instruments trading off each note. I can’t ever listen to this song just once.