Let Christmas be

Story Behind The Song

My first jazz song!! I was attending a CD release & as soon as someone starting playing a jazz piece immediately the words & tunes came to me. I had to borrow some paper & a pencil to write the basics so I wouldn't forget when I got home. It was debuted as "My Christmas Prayer" to rave reviews in 2013. Upon feedback & songwriter coaching, lyric & title changes resulted in a much stronger track.

Song Description

Beautiful sultry delivered Christmas jazz track with vocal & ensemble of piano, percussion & upright bass.

Song Length 3:13 Genre Unique - Holiday, Jazz - Classic
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Blissful Subject Holidays
Similar Artists Billy Holiday, Nancy Wilson Language English
Era 1930 - 1939

Lyrics

Let Christmas Be, written by Kevin Desire ©2013

Stanza one- My list includes, new clothes to wear, more than a mistletoe, how about let it snow?

Though your friends & family call, this plainly see, let Christmas be, all about me.

Stanza two- Sure would be nice, to wake in Pari (Paris), Caribbean waters flowing down, & don't forget Cape Town;

though your friends & family call, this plainly see, let Christmas be, all about me.

Stanza three 1st x- Don't wanna be selfishly seen, how 'bout that diamond ring? Card game or a movie night, that sure would be alright.

Caroling in my hometown, I just want you around, let Christmas be, all about me.

Stanza three 2nd x- Don't wanna be selfishly seen, how 'bout that diamond ring? Card game or a movie night, that sure would be alright.

Caroling in my hometown, I just want you around,

let Christmas be . . . let Christmas be . . . let Christmas be, all about me.

Christmas jazz...that is what this song is from the first note to the last. The vocalist is obviously an experienced jazz singer who does a great job executing this tune, with energy and finesse, scat and all. Performed with feeling for sure. Instrumentation is classic great jazz. Well done! My favorite lyric: "caroling in my home town...I want you around."

I like the lead vocals and the keyboards, they really sound good together.

Lyrics South Florida Gospel Music Awards nominee Kevin Desire Music Kevin Desire
Producer Kevin Desire; engineering by Goran Rista & Carlos Rodriguez Publisher Desired Music Forever Publishing
Performance Courtney Mickens, Kevin Desire, Brandon Cruz, & Jeffry Kipperman Label V.A.D. Music Group
This track is on 2 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Florida #8
Unique - Holiday #10
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Julia Schmidt My Top Songs 9/4/2015
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Unique - Holiday Songs 9/1/2015
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Jazz - Classic Songs 9/1/2015

Other Songs By Kevin Desire/Cholinga Praise

Song
Actions
Techno Land the Future
Electronic - Electronica
Plays: 33
Celebration Moment
Classical - Classical
Plays: 15
Country of Old
Country - Traditional
Plays: 21
World Me
World - Reggae/Caribbean
Plays: 21
Why Not
R & B - Soul
Plays: 27
New Day Dawning
Unique - Soundtracks
Plays: 31
Country Rocker
Country - Rock
Plays: 92
Lovely Country Day
Country - Cajun
Plays: 77
I Want This (no sfx)
Classical - Classical
Plays: 36
Different on the Outside, One Family- demo
Unique - Children
Plays: 27
View All Songs
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00