With the passing of David Bowie in January 2016, this Christmas promised to be especially sad when the perennial duet between he and Bing Crosby aired.
While working on a cover of the Bing & Bowie tune, we realized that David Bowie’s portion was particularly meaningful right now. And the song – divorced from the “Little Drummer Boy” format – was songwriting of gorgeous simplicity.
So we excised Bing, went full-on Bowie!
John Ellis on guitar
Toby Weiss singing
Down in the Rumpus Room in South St. Louis, MO, December 2016.