Now to number 16 of the Southern Christmas Song Play List.
Have to go with, “The Last Month of the Year.”
This song was a collaboration by Vera Hall, Ruby Pickens Tartt, and Andy Lomax.
There is an extensive history behind this old folk song and the folklorists, along with Vera Hall, who recorded it for the Library of Congress back during the Great Depression.
If you have an interest in learning about the project or more about the three mentioned above, here’s a good place to start.
For our play list though, we’d be slackers indeed if we didn’t share the rendition by, “The Blind Boys of Alabama.”
So, get your feet ready and your hips oiled up as we enjoy this rousing recording of an old black gospel classic!