A Darlene Love Christmas: Love for the Holidays

Nov. 30
7:30 p.m.
Holiday, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

With Ronnie Spector’s recent Minneapolis visit and now Darlene Love’s St. Paul appearance, the Twin Cities will have achieved a rare near-confluence of the key vocalists from what may be the greatest Christmas album of all time: A Christmas Gift to You from Phil Spector. The 1963 disc featured the genius producer and future wacko’s stable of girl groups riding his famous Wall of Sound. The Ronettes did three tunes. Love sang “White Christmas,” “Marshmallow World,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Love’s marvelous siren of a voice also notched such hits as “Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home” and “A Fine, Fine Boy,” as well as “He’s a Rebel” under the guise of the Crystals. That sterling résumé landed her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She also earned an Oscar for her role in the 2013 backup-singer documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. Expect tunes from her 2015 album, Introducing Darlene Love, which sported contributions from Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. If all that doesn’t jingle yer rock ’n’ roll bells, forget it.