Dark Shadow Recording has released a new holiday single from Becky Buller, featuring two of her original songs. Since she has done this very thing before, they are titling this release The Christmas 45 – Volume 2.
The two tracks couldn’t be more different. The first finds Buller singing The Box, a lovely song that shares that sense of excitement for Christmas Day that only a child’s eyes can convey. Through the verses we hear the young narrator feeling each second of Midnight Mass, right upon to the moment when Mom gets down the box filled with magical decorations so Christmas can finally begin. Those of us who grew up with memories like this may have a tough time keeping a dry eye.
She is accompanied here by her touring group, the Becky Buller Band. Ned Luberecki is on banjo, Jake Eddy on guitar, Wes Lee on mandolin, and Daniel Hardin on bass.
Have a listen in this graphic video.
Track number two goes in a different direction, recorded with award-winning Gospel group The Fairfield Four during Thanksgiving week of 2016. Mary Rocked The Baby is sung a cappella in a traditional black Gospel style. Becky sings the lead supported by the current Four, Levert Allison on tenor, Larrice Byrd, Sr. on baritone, Bobbye Sherrell on tenor, and Joe Thompson on bass.
Buller said that she held this song back for a special occasion.
“I’m especially excited to release this song this year because it is The Four’s 100th anniversary as a band. These gentlemen are obviously the third generation of the group. This one was co-written with the incomparable Lisa Aschmann from right here in Nashville.”