Artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Single: “Ghost From Christmas Past”
Release Date: November 13, 2020
In Their Words: “I’ve wanted to do a holiday song for a while now. Last year was a bit hectic professionally and personally, so I just didn’t have time to get into the studio like I wanted. This year, with the pandemic and all, I had some downtime and was able to get with Tom Hambridge to record a holiday song he and Richard Fleming wrote. I think the best part of recording this song was that I was in a nice groove. I’d spent some time in Nashville writing and recording for my next album and all just worked out where I could record this track as well. I think recording the song as part of a larger session helped drive my energy and fortunately I was able to get into a nice holiday vibe in autumn.
“This has been a hard year for a lot of people. So, I truly just wanted to record and release something that could brighten folks’ day and hopefully help them enjoy the holidays despite the current state of the world. I really do like this time of year. Of course, you can’t help but love a lot of the classic Christmas music. But, I’d say Charles Brown’s ‘Merry Christmas Baby,’ ‘Santa’s Got the Blues’ from Denise LaSalle and ‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’’ by Albert King are three of my all-time favorites.” — Christone “Kingfish” Ingram