The Christmas Song was written by a Mel Tormé.
Mel Tormé’s youngest son, James — an accomplished jazz singer himself
Stated in an interview oddly enough it was on a hot summer day in 1945 that his father, Mel, went over the house of one of his writing partners, Bob Wells.
“Wells was nowhere to be seen,” James says, “But there was a spiral pad at the piano. There were four lines scribbled down on it in pencil.”Those four lines were: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire / Jack Frost nipping at your nose / Yuletide carols being sung by a choir / And folks dressed up like Eskimos.”
When Bob Wells eventually appeared, he told Mel that he had been trying to do everything to cool down on that hot day. Wells said, “I thought that maybe if I could just write down a few lines of wintry verse, I could physiologically get an edge over this heat.” Hense the birth of one of the most recognized Christmas songs of the season.
Artist: MUSIC HAS BEEN A MAJOR PART OF JOSEPH BANKS LIFE SINCE HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD.
IN HIS EARLY YEARS HE STARTED WALKING THE PATH SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE WALKED OVER THE YEARS WHO PLAY LEAD GUITAR. HE JOINED A BAND CALLED “ROX” THAT SANG AND PLAYED SOUTHERN ROCK MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. WHICH WAS’NT BAD, AND THEY ENJOYED A CERTAIN FAIR AMOUNT OF NOTORIETY, OPENING FOR MANY WELL KNOWN ACTS.AND ALL THAT TIME, GOD WAS PREPARING JOE FOR THE WALK THAT HE WAS CALLING HIM INTO. WHEN HE WAS 21 YEARS OLD, HIS LIFE AND HIS MUSIC CHANGED DRASTICALLY WHEN HE ASKED JESUS CHRIST INTO HIS HEART AND LIFE AS LORD AND SAVIOR. GOD USED EVERYTHING HE HAD EXPERIENCED IN THE WORLD, TO PERFECT THE GIFTS AND TALENTS, HE HAD GIVEN HIM, AND INSTEAD OF SOUTHERN ROCK MUSIC, CHRISTIAN MUSIC, JAZZ AND COUNTRY BECAME MY GENRE OF CHOICE.