Backup singer says Elvis didn't want to sing 'Blue Christmas'


Today's Morning Edition music is from Elvis Presley with his holiday classic "Blue Christmas."

We learned this week that Millie Kirkham, who sang the "woo we woo" background vocal part on the song, died this week. She was 91 years old.

Kirham talked about that 1957 recording session during an interview with Bill Lloyd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She said Elvis did not want to record "Blue Christmas."

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