Extracts of Blagg's football blogs as he follows West Ham United and England through the usual series of near disasters.

Featuring links to the Annual Billy Blagg Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs.

Also featuring guest appearances by 'Captain Olympic'.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Day 21 - 'Please Come Home for Christmas' - Charles Brown

Day 21 and yesterday I found a link to a dozen Christmas albums I'd not heard before - Aarrggghh! - so before I go completely insane let's take a mellow look back to 1960 and this peerless version of a song that's never yet made it onto the Calendar despite the plethora of versions out there.

Charles Brown was a legendary R'n'B performer whose influence on latter musicians is almost incalculable, and this is just gorgeous; as satisfying and warm as a Pret A Manger Christmas Dinner Sandwich and a Mint Choclate drink from Starbuck's.

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