Album of the Day
25th Day of December
From rock 'n' roller to pop crooner to folk-rocker, Bobby Darin's career was defined by surprising turns and THE 25TH DAY OF DECEMBER is no exception. The 1960 Atco collection, produced by label head honcho Ahmet Ertegün, celebrates the religious aspect of Christmas with a mix of traditional hymns and gospel songs. And while a couple of the usual seasonal suspects are present (such as a heartfelt version of “Silent Night”), the track selection is mostly off the beaten path – spirituals like “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and “Jehovah Hallelujah,” both with rousing accompaniment by the Bobby Scott Chorale, are a particular joy. Turn to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Darin for some inspiring holiday music on THE 25TH DAY OF DECEMBER.