Newsletter – December 2020

For this Christmas and because of Covid19 we all must be vigilant and stay at home not only for the health and safety of ourselves but for our families, friends, neighbours and communities at large.

We are all reminded of a beautiful song we hear at Christmas entitled “I’ll be Home for Christmas”.

Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed to be home for Christmas, it was recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby who scored a top ten hit with it. Since then, the song has gone on to be a Christmas standard. It was written by lyricist Kim Gannon with composers Walter Kent and Buck Ram.

Walter Kent was born in 1911 in New York, MO and studied at The Julliard School of Music. Another notable and recognizable song he wrote was “The White Cliffs of Dover”.

Samuel “Buck” Ram was an American songwriter, and popular music producer and arranger. He was born in Chicago, IL in 1907. He was one of BMI’s top five songwriters/air play in its first 50 years, alongside Paul Simon, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Webb and Paul McCartney. Buck may be best known for his long association with The Platters, He also wrote, produced and arranged for the Coasters, the Drifters, Ike and Tina Turner, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few.

Although our schedule of performances was cut short this year, may we remind you that the time will come when Little Caesar and the Consuls return to a stage, theatre or dance hall near you.

We continue to invite our email subscribers to visit our website: www.littlecaesarmusic.com. In the meantime, be safe and stay healthy.

MAY THE STARS SHINE UPON YOU THIS SEASON

AND GLOW BRIGHTLY IN 2021

HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James
LITTLE CAESAR AND THE CONSULS,
Since 1956

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