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Keb' Mo' - Moonlight, Mistletoe & You

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Concord Records


  Artist Title Time    
  Keb' Mo' Christmas Is Annoying 02:13    
  Keb' Mo' ft. Gerald Albright Moonlight, Mistletoe & You 03:29    
  Keb' Mo' Please Come Home For Christmas 02:58    
  Keb' Mo' Santa Claus, Santa Claus 03:55    
  Keb' Mo' Better Everyday 03:35    
  Keb' Mo' Merry, Merry Christmas 04:35    
  Keb' Mo' Santa Claus Blues 03:02    
  Keb' Mo' ft. Melissa Manchester I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 04:17    
  Keb' Mo' When The Children Sing 03:07    
  Keb' Mo' One More Year With You 04:17    






Following the release of Keb’ Mo’s deeply thought-provoking album, Oklahoma, that brought worldly issues to the forefront, the seasoned musician returns to lift spirits with a heartfelt feel-good holiday album, Moonlight, Mistletoe & You via Concord Records.


After 25 years performing under the moniker “Keb’ Mo’,” the widely respected artist has finally gifted his eclectic global fanbase his first Christmas album, offering a melting pot of influences and original songs.


Moonlight, Mistletoe & You embraces Keb' Mo's diverse talents, having “built his now legendary reputation as a bluesman but [proving] to be equally adept in R&B and Americana-styled roots music” (Glide Magazine), showcasing the 4X GRAMMY-Award winner’s genre-bending capability. Produced by Keb’ himself and recorded by Zach Allen at Stu Stu Studio in Franklin, Tennessee, the malleable artist provides seven new songs sprinkled with three covers.


“After 25 years of performing without releasing a Christmas album, I felt now was as good a time as any to spread some love and compassion,” Keb’ Mo’ says. “There’s something about Christmas time that makes everyone’s hearts a little lighter and I wanted to contribute to the movement of spreading a little joy. I feel like I was able to accomplish that through the making of Moonlight, Mistletoe & You.”


All can relate to the humorous track, “Christmas Is Annoying,” helping one’s inner Scrooge shine while pointing out the always-maddening events that come along with the Christmas season like maxing credit cards and having “no time to relax.”


He makes sure to also highlight the romance that soars throughout the holiday season with the title track “Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You” including a saxophone solo courtesy of Gerald Albright.


Keb’ puts his spin on a Christmas Classic, “Please Come Home for Christmas” offering a more uplifting optimistic disposition versus the Charles Brown original and the many covers that have followed it.  Keb’s warm version of the song offers a sense of hope.


Staying true to his Blues roots, Keb’ uses the building blocks of a proper Blues song with tracks “Santa Claus Santa Claus” and “Santa Claus Blues,” while bringing his own flair to the Mildred Bailey original and Billie Holiday covered classic, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” Keb’ keeps a jazz-like sway throughout with the help of Melissa Manchester’s distinctive vocals.


Closing track “One More Year With You” starts with jingle bells accompanied by piano and brass horns throughout, giving one all the Christmas feels and closing the album on a high note singing, “sign me up for one more year with you.”


Keb’ Mo’ will hit the road in support of the release of Moonlight, Mistletoe & You.


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