‘At The Christmas Ball’ was first recorded by the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith in the 1920’s.
A century later, Mary Stokes and harmonica player Brian Palm decided to record the song with a gentle, festive arrangement.
Mary and guitarist Sarah Michelle worked out bright, warm harmony vocals complimented by evocative guitar and harmonica playing.
Renowned Irish multi-instrumentalist Liam O’Maonlai joined the session and added cheerful piano.
‘At The Christmas Ball’ was recorded by Tom Lee & Darren Roe in Displace Studios, with additional recordings by Joe McGrath in Loscann Studios.
The song was mixed by Brian Palm and Joe McGrath and mastered by Joe Chester. The Mary Stokes Band present this seasonal blues song to enjoy at Christmas.