To keep things sim­ple, and for a change, I will present one song today. It’s my favorite Christmas song, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” from The Band’s album Islands. Written by Robbie Robertson with lead vocals by Rick Danko, it’s a beau­ti­ful thought­ful song.

Merry Christmas every­body. Take care and stay safe.

Album Information

Released: March 15, 1977
Recorded: December 1972 – January 1977
Studio: Shangri-la Studios; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California

Rick Danko – bass gui­tar, vocals

Levon Helm – drums, vocals

Garth Hudson – organ, syn­the­siz­ers, sax­o­phones, accordion

Richard Manuel – piano, elec­tric piano, vocals

Robbie Robertson – guitars

Ed Anderson – engineering

Neil Brody – engineering

Rob Fraboni – engineering

Nat Jeffrey – engineering

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.