Cedell Davis, It’s Christmas Time

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

So, you're Santa Claus and you hear Cedell Davis singing about how he wants to see you. “No problem! I'd love to see all the little boys and girls this year,” you think. But then you listen closer and realize that if you don't bring him his baby that he's going to be “forced to break the law.” “Huh,” you nervously mutter under your breath. And then he starts to pick away jaggedly at his fret with his ever-present butter knife, summoning some of the most dissonant and bluesy guitar chords ever heard on a Christmas song. “Well, then,” you say to yourself, wondering whether you can get the elves might be able to fill in for this year.