She’s best known for work during the 1960s, when she released singles such as ” I Only Want To Be With You,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and “Son of a Preacher Man.” With a sensual and distinctive voice, nestled deep underneath her peroxide blonde beehive, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dusty Springfield[/lastfm] also proved with this album that she could bring a crisp, cool take on Christmas classics and holiday songs.Springfield, who grew up in North London, became known for her “soul as a white artist.” With the release of A Christmas Album, Springfield displays a successful blend of vocal energy and charisma with each holiday tune.Listen as Springfield sings a classic that made her a music icon!The first track, “Oh Holy Child,” offers a slow and reflective musical tribute to the Christ Child, a gentle and meditative reminder of the reason Christmas is celebrated.She continues with the classic “Jingle Bells,” a simple yet sweet version, accompanied with gentle strums of what sounds like a banjo.Springfield rounds out the holiday album with eight light-hearted, holiday-swinging songs great for wrapping gifts, cleaning the home for the arrival of guests, or just working on a favorite hobby by the fireside.Check out a more “seasoned” Springfield for the holiday season, with The St. Paul’s Boy’s Choir![lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dusty Springfield[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Springfields[/lastfm] “A Christmas Album” is released on The Island Def Jam Music Group.Track Listing:1. Oh Holy Child2. Jingle Bells3. Bambino4. Star of Hope5. The Twelve Days of Christmas6. Mary’s Boy Child7. Away in a Manger8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
If you like what you hear, check out [lastfm]Dusty Springfield[/lastfm]‘s classic holiday disc A Christmas Album available now at iTunes.