"christmas comes but once a year,
and to me it brings good cheer,
and to everyone who loves wine and beer."- bessie smith- at the christmas ball
- louis armstrong: christmas night in harlem
- bessie smith: at the christmas ball
- james brown: santa clause go straight to the ghetto
james brown made his last appearance at the apollo for his own wake a few days after his death on christmas day . to hear some reportage from that event click on the jb 45 icon in the right hand column.