Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas album finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the ballad "That Spirit of Christmas," which was featured in the hit movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase.
Get in to the seasonal spirit of Ray Charles Christmas music, plus hear timeless hits like “Georgia”, “Let the Good Times Roll”, “Hit the Road Jack”, and “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, all amazingly performed by Mike Henry and his sizzling band.
Mike Henry's tribute to Ray Charles was created out of the tremendous respect he has for the artist. If you close your eyes you will imagine Ray is there performing all his great hits. Mikes' band consists of all star musicians: Steve Hilliam on sax, Derry Byrne on trumpet, Jen Lewin on keyboards, Russ Klyne on guitar & vocal, Lisa Simons on bass, Nino Depasquali on drums, and featuring Krystal Dos Santos on lead and background vocals. What a cast !
Mike Henry began his professional musical career in Las Vegas in the 1980s where he performed in the local hotels clubs & lounges. He rediscovered his gospel roots while performing with the vocal group The Gospel Ambassadors. He has performed at the Atlantic City Park Place, the Trump Castle, Tahoe Biltmore, Tahoe Hyatt, MGM Grand. as well as in Bangkok Thailand, at Club Fibus (the largest club in Asia), Taiwan China, Dubai UAE, and Oslo Norway.