Considering that Cee Lo Green was a child of the ‘80s, it’s not really a surprise to learn that one of his favorite Christmas gifts was the 45 (look it up, kids) of ABC’s “The Look of Love” (ditto).
In a new video promoting the Give the Gift of Music campaign, the Atlanta singer/rapper/talent show judge credits his sister, Shedonna Alexander, for making many of his holidays musically merry.
“She encouraged so much of my listening in a very sisterly way,” Green says in the clip, also mentioning that Alexander later bought him the 45s of Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” and Lenny Kravitz’s “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over.”
(This summer, the siblings unveiled the GreenHouse Foundation, a non-profit organization with roots at his old school, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.)
If you’ve got a story about the best musical gift you’ve been given – mine is a toss-up between my first 45, the Stray Cats’ “Stray Cat Strut,” and a hand-me-down set of drums when I was 13 – the folks at Give the Gift of Music want to hear from you.
Visit http://givethegiftofmusic.info/ to submit a story. The grand prize is $1,000 in cash, so make it a good one!