Alaskan dobroist Greg Booth has re-released another soulful interpretation of a Christmas classic on reso-guitar. Most years Greg records a new video for the holidays, but for 2014 he has posted this gem he initially shot for Alaskan TV in 2007.
This time it’s Bob Wells and Mel Torme’s The Christmas Song which was a hit for Nat King Cole in 1946. Such is the song’s popularity that it has been recorded in every imaginable style by what seems like every artist in the English speaking world over the intervening 68 years. Cole tracked it several times himself, with the 1961 version with orchestral backing being the most familiar.
For this cut, Greg was accompanied by his son, Danny, on bass who performs these days with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. Greg’s regular gig is with The Kathy Kallick Band.