This will be my 2nd Annual Christmas Show in my hometown of San Antonio. Last year was a blast and I'm planning a different show this year. I'll be doing a few Christmas songs from my recently added Christmas album to iTunes but I'll be doing a regular show including a new tribute to Amy Winehouse. Hope to see you there.
I've wanted this to happen for so long but before uploading it, I wanted to include a bonus track of a song I wrote back in 1998 after my father passed away from Cancer.
I called up my friend / legendary music producer/arranger, Bob Esty here in Los Angeles who has worked with Cher, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer and many more.... in fact every time you hear "Last Dance" or "Take Me Home" - it's Bob Esty's musical arrangement and production!
I called him up to ask if he could make my wish come true, and he said YES! Along with David Arana, Bob Esty and I went to work in the studio. My dream came true! The little song I wrote came to life with the magic of Bob Esty and David Arana.
I performed the song for the first time this past Dec. 9th at The Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo in Los Angeles for my Christmas show. Bob Esty was in the house. I introduced him and everyone cheered. I sang the song live and it got ovations. It was a super fun night with friends and fans and newcomers alike who just wanted to check out my show.
So look up my Christmas album in iTunes. Play it at your parties and don't tell them right away who it is. Just let them wonder. I hope you enjoy the bonus track "First Christmas Without U" dedicated to my Dad Jim Johnson, and to anyone who has had to face that First Christmas without a loved one being there. Peace.
FIRST CHRISTMAS WITHOUT U
Lyrics: JIMMY JAMES / Music produced & arranged: BOB ESTY, DAVID ARANA