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We put up our Christmas tree the other day, and realised that our Christmas music available on CD is a bit drab.
I decided to put together a new album for the family. Here it is:
The Little Drummer Boy - Burl Ives
O Come All Ye Faithful - Harry Connick, Jr.
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Burl Ives
Jingle Bells - Diana Krall and the Clayton - Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Pat Benetar.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Little Richard
Christmas Hitchhike/We Three Kings - Marvin Gaye & The Beach Boys
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town - Faith Hill
Silent Night - Carpenters
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Bette Midler
The Christmas Song - Linda Ronstadt
Winter Wonderland - Ray Charles
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Billy Gilman
Tuesday, 09 December 2008 in Current Affairs, Friendship, Life, Music, Parenting, Reviews | Permalink
sound nice, but....
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 at 18:17
sorry for my typing, me german ;)
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 at 18:18
I am catering for a variety of people with this mix ... and I have to admit, Mariah carries off that piece quite well.
But the whole concept of having an album of Christmas music means that matters of taste can be suspended anyway.
I have left off a couple of my personal favourites.
For example, Mel Torme co wrote The Christmas Song with Bob Wells, and I'd have to say any of Torme's versions of the song is just about the best there is.
Here's his straight version:
Here's his jazz version:
Here backed with a big band:
Nico, I'm interested in your own choices of Christmas music too. C'mon, let's have it.
Bob Meade |
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 at 18:56
run dmc - christmas in the hollies
no, just kidding.
you know... germans and their taste of season music.
it has to be brahms, bruckner and bach!
nothing else, maybe a bit of "white christmas" by bing crosby but not "last christmas". my mum has a really good gospel record for christmas celebration, but she also sings in a curch choir. so it has to be clerical music for me!
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 at 21:57
OK, I'll give you a pass on that one.
Bob Meade |
Thursday, 11 December 2008 at 13:13
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