Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

I couldn't think of a better way to ring in 2009 than a holiday cut from an album by one of the Beatles, George Harrison. His 1974 album Dark Horse has been in my collection since it was released. My favorite tune is the title track.

However, during Christmas and New Year's, I'm partial to side two, track one: Ding Dong; Ding Dong. If you've never heard it, I know you will enjoy it.

Harrison is not the only big name on this song. He has recruited an all-star cast, including drummers Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner, who played under the pseudonym Buster Sidebury on both of the Traveling Wilburys albums; Gary Wright on piano; Klaus Voormann, who designed the Beatles' Revolver album cover and played with Manfred Mann, on bass; founding member of Foreigner, Mick Jones, and himself on guitars; Alvin Lee, former frontman for Ten Years After, on electric guitars; and Tom Scott on horns. Sir Frank Crisp is also credited as Spirit.

Let's make 2009 a kick-ass year!