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Old 12-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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I used to compile a CD of holiday faves but couldn't find any 'new' recording I enjoyed last year so I skipped the idea...I usually stick with an acoustic and voice production if possible and stay away from percussion and David Foster fanfare, lol...i just checked out Anne Murray samples and nothing jumped out...i do also like new compositions...I enjoyed hearing a Marc Jordon duet one called Every Time it Snows I think of You...heard it studio live on radio yesterday, nice stuff

...any suggestions?

also, any favourite Choir recordings? we used to go to Toronto St Paul's and sing Christmas eve and always enjoyed playing the cassette tape sold at the door but it has been lost...I was hoping to digitize it or something similar - so much to choose from

btw, my fave Christmas song is the Coventry Carol
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Clint Black put out an album several years ago (Looking for Christmas) with Christmas songs he had written..dont' know if any would fall under the category of 'carols' but there are some lovely tunes on it..some fun ones too. It's not 'too' country..
It's been re-released with 2 new songs apparently..Titled "Christmas With You."
http://countrymusic.about.com/librar...rclintxmas.htm

song samples: http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/...s+With+You.htm


Kathy Mattea - she has a wonderful voice - one of the few female voices I really like.. some of the songs on her "Joy for Christmas Day" are lovely..samples at her site:
http://www.mattea.com/JoyForXmasSamples.html

http://www.mattea.com/KathyMatteaHome2008.html

her "Good Day" cd has "Mary Did You KNow" which i love..there's some really nice tunes on this cd and samples are at the site as well..
http://www.mattea.com/GoodNewsSamples.html
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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I found this the other day and fell in love with it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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I found this the other day and fell in love with it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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Sorry for the double post
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:12 AM   #6
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thanks nightengale lovely, sounds like it's in that Loreena McKennitt, Sarah Brightman, Enya styling...i have never heard of this artist, a real scoop

char, i listen to very few male voices so we're quite a pair, lol

clint and wife have always had that all American image to me, slick

i don't think he can go 30 seconds without that grin creepin out

Brokop also has nice version of Mary Did ya Know...she's now hitched, eh

i was just watching an old John Denver holiday vhs with Mattea and Patty Loveless playing tunes in a country cabin...if you like Mattea's voice you might like Mary Chapin Carpenter and her holiday CD has a nice feel throughout

i can't find a sample of Mattea singing Merle Travis' "Dark as a Dungeon" ...that new album of hers could do well at the Grammys, quite an activist now

thanks! CD is coming along, quite a song variety, hardly any carols

edit: ok, i found the Dark as a Dungeon sampler...that's version is even too country for me...wild dogs in the distance began howling, lol

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:24 AM   #7
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JJ,
Anuna are a Irish band. I interviewed them when they played the Royal Albert Hall. Amazing voices.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:24 AM   #8
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JJ,
Anuna are an Irish band. I interviewed them when they played the Royal Albert Hall. Amazing voices.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:46 AM   #9
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thanks nightengale lovely, sounds like it's in that Loreena McKennitt, Sarah Brightman, Enya styling...i have never heard of this artist, a real scoop

char, i listen to very few male voices so we're quite a pair, lol

clint and wife have always had that all American image to me, slick

i don't think he can go 30 seconds without that grin creepin out

Brokop also has nice version of Mary Did ya Know...she's now hitched, eh

i was just watching an old John Denver holiday vhs with Mattea and Patty Loveless playing tunes in a country cabin...if you like Mattea's voice you might like Mary Chapin Carpenter and her holiday CD has a nice feel throughout

i can't find a sample of Mattea singing Merle Travis' "Dark as a Dungeon" ...that new album of hers could do well at the Grammys, quite an activist now

thanks! CD is coming along, quite a song variety, hardly any carols

edit: ok, i found the Dark as a Dungeon sampler...that's version is even too country for me...wild dogs in the distance began howling, lol
I love Clint's grin..very cute..the wife I can do without..
I have that ideo of John Denver and Kathy Mattea at the ski cabin. I have several Mary Chapin Carpenter CD's as well. Saw her with Lyle Lovett and John Prine a few years back..She's a great songwriter.
I'll check out the XMAS CD..

You and Brokop.. still lovin her..my my my..
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:52 AM   #10
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Here's Andy Williams..what a lovely voice: many clips from one of his XMAS shows at this link.:
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:56 AM   #11
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Here's a Christmas album from Cindy Mangsen, with Anne Hills and others. I would make clips, but I would have to open one, so I don't know if I will do it, but suffice it to day that anything from Cindy and Anne, and the musicians they work with, is excellent acoustic music.

On This Day Earth Shall Ring: Songs for Christmas

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:00 PM   #12
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this looks like fun - I like Chris and enjoyed his show that was ona few years ago..
clips from the video are @
http://www.soundstagedvd.com/chrisisaakxmas/
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:40 PM   #13
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Has any artist ever included "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" on their Christmas Songs/Carols album of covers ?
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:05 PM   #14
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don't know if this answers the question or not:
Amazon.com: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer:...Amazon.com: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer:... music/lyrics: by the Irish Rovers..on their XMAS LP:
http://www.irishrovers.info/albums/songsofchristmas.htm
listen @ http://www.links2love.com/christmas_...dmarunover.htm
and the movie:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267536/
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:06 PM   #15
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Is it just me or does anyone else just get totally amazed by how,in most clips,Andy Williams sings in a manner that appears virtually effortless??


Amazing voice for appearing to be such a simple man.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:20 PM   #16
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I've always loved the 'cool and easy' way Andy sang and spoke..he made it seem so easy.. He's a natural talent and always seemed like a truly lovely man..
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