I my humble opinion, former Beatle Ringo Starr has never been given his just due. After the breakup of The Fab Four, he was overshadowed by heavy hitters John and Paul, who went on to give us great timeless rock and pop classics, and George, who established himself as a serious solo artist with All Things Must Pass. Ringo did sing lead on many of the greatest Beatles tunes, including Yellow Submarine and A Little Help From My Friends, and, with over fifteen studio albums, he has an impressive body of work, including the country influenced Beaucoups of Blues. In addition, he continues to tour each year with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, which always includes other well known artists. When we saw his summer tour in 2005, it included Paul Carrack of Mike and The Mechanics and Sheil E., former Prince percussionist. Today's Countdown tune - Come on Christmas - is a neat little rocker from Ringo's Christmas album - I Wanna Be Santa Claus. With a simple classic drum back beat and a some wailing sax and guitar, it will get your blood pumping for your next trek to the mall!
Come On XMAS Indeed!