That Was the Week That Was launched a BBC moderator into a television personality. By 1970 David Frost was cool enough to co-launch his background music band leader’s Christmas album Merry Christmas from David Frost and Billy Taylor. This is NOT a TV serial, but i’m invoking my executive veto by including this vanity news/interview programme album, ‘cuz it’s happenin’.
Largely instrumental then, like the hep jazz piece “Bright Star in the East” introduced with some wit by Frost.
But the strength of this album is the gospel that probably resonates through every church in late December, but doesn’t get enough airplay. So close your eyes, raise your hands, and sway.
“Stable Down the Road” from Ella Mitchell uplifts.
“Wexforde Carole” from Gerri Granger transcends.
Then “Rise Up Shepherd” by Joseph Crawford discos down.