Darleen Love

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)


For seventeen straight Decembers, Darlene Love has visited David Letterman's late night show and performed her holiday anthem, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," originally recorded in 1963 for the album A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector. Each year, Letterman's music director, Paul Shaffer, augments the regular band with strings and a chorus, and the result – to my ears – is a live performance that comes closer to Spector's Wall of Sound than anything else I've ever heard.
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