Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On The Third Day of Christmas ...

We've got a couple of tracks from our FH Buddy Vance Brecia.

Some of you may know him as the wacky guitarist in Peter Noone's band ... others may recognize him as the guy who wrote The Monkees' big comeback hit "That Was Then, This Is Now" ... but last year we got to know Vance and much of his solo music right here in Forgotten Hits.

We also learned of his work entertaining folks in nursing homes and hospitals and tried to help spread the word about his commendable endeavors.

Vance has a special Christmas CD available through his website called "A Very V Christmas" and we're featuring BOTH tracks here for you today, "Christmas Dream" and "I'll Make Time For Christmas".


Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams told us at their recent Christmas Concert here in Chicago that after doing a show with Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits, they got to talking to Vance backstage at a time that they were recording their own Christmas album. 

Vance offered The Bucks his song "I'll Make Time For Christmas" and the guys loved it so much that they included it on their "The Joy Of Christmas" CD a couple of years ago.  So today you get The Buckinghams' version as well!

And it just isn't Christmas without my all-time favorite Buckinghams Christmas tune, "Have A Little Faith In Me".  Now THIS is a song that radio should be playing as part of their regular Christmas rotation.

Copies of both are available through the artists' websites: