ZZ Top frontman and guitarist Billy F. Gibbons recently released a new holiday single, “Jingle Bell Blues.”
Gibbons and Michael Fiorentino recorded the unique version of the James Lord Pierpoint-composed Christmas favorite “Jingle Bells” song in Nashville, Tennessee, in June.
“It dawned on us that everybody loves Christmas music,” Gibbons said of the new release. “Everybody loves the Jimmy Reed blues vibe so we figured we’d combine them. We threw in some hot rod references for good measure because our preferred sleigh is the horsepower-propelled kind. Have mercy and happy holidays.”
The singular track is available digitally as well as a lavishly packaged 45 RPM single, pressed on red translucent vinyl. The cover art features a stack of Cadillac Fleetwood Broughams in the shape of a Christmas tree.
The vinyl flip side is an etched surface that replicates the sidewall of a bias ply tire with raised letters spelling out the song title and Gibbon’s name.
(Photo: Tilly Antoine)
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