December 12th, 2011 One Heck of a Guy
Allison Crowe’s resonant, rich, gorgeous voice seems as much a manifestation of Christmas as an instrument for singing holiday songs.
Indeed, a Christmas season at Heck Of A Guy without an Allison Crowe post would be like Christmas without – well, without a performance by Allison Crowe.
Visions Of Boney M. Dance In Allison’s Head
Allison, who is currently in the midst of her annual Christmas Concert Tour,1 responded to my request for a Christmas-specific memory:
I have one memory in particular of decorating the tree, (I needed a step-stool then and I still do now), in my Scottie dog pajamas and pink satin princess hat with lavender crepe train, and my initials in purple sequins, (part of my Halloween costume made by Mom), and putting up white pearly sparkly musical instruments and notes ornaments near the top of the tree and listening to Boney M.
That album is so totally ingrained for me that I can’t even tell you now if I was actually listening to it at that moment, or if that’s just the mental soundtrack that’s permanently in my head for Christmas.
Yep, a very young Allison Crowe, clad in Scottie dog pajamas and pink satin princess hat, decorating the tree to music from the Boney M. holiday album - now that’s Christmas.
Allison Crowe Christmas Videos
Allison Crowe has published a holiday album called “Tidings,” the songs from which have been broadcast live as a TV special, so she has a batch of Christmas songs from which to choose. These are a couple of my favorites (today):
O Holy Night – Performed by Allison Crowe
River by Joni Mitchell ~ Performed by Allison Crowe
Bonus: Boney M. – Mary’s Boy Child
1.. See the official Allison Crowe web site for information about her
Christmas Tour. [?]