Click on the link here for Audio Player: Leon Russell – Slipping Into Christmas – 1972
Okay – it’s that time of year again. And you are probably getting bombarded by Christmas music. Well . . .maybe not getting bombarded by the right kind of Christmas music. Like last year at my old site, I’ll be playing non-traditional Christmas records from unlikely artists to give you a little alternative from the mainstream glop you’re getting up to your eyeballs.
Tonight it’s a non-album single released by none other than Leon Russell in 1972. Slippin’ Into Christmas probably qualifies as one of the great overlooked Christmas songs of the last 40 years. Done in inimitable Leon Russell fashion, it’s that bittersweet look at the over-hyped Holiday season, and he puts it all in perspective.
Tune up the eggnog and grab a taste.