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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • ASIN: B0000DZ3EU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,172 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The distinctive stylist Leon Redbone has kept much of America's blues and jazz music alive with his foggy baritone voice and understated manner. And that's what you get on Christmas Island; mostly popular standards, with the exception of "That Old Christmas Moon," "Christmas Ball Blues," and "Kitty Cats' Christmas,"--a captivating calypso original penned by Leon and Blake Redbone. Dr. John joins in for a soulful and lively rendition of "Frosty The Snowman," while Redbone dutifully covers both "White" and "Blue" Christmas, "Let It Snow," and "Winter Wonderland." But a highlight you won't want to miss is his version of "Toyland," sung with what can best be described as Redbone passion, embracing dashes of longing, nostalgia, and pleasure as deep as the voice that breathes life into a song about every kid's Christmas fantasy.--Martin Keller

Customer Reviews

One of our favorite Christmas albums!
texastraveler
Leon Redbone's voice is so distinctive, and he has created a wonderful collection of Christmas favorites, all in his unique bluesy style.
Bevy McM
It holds its own against the big classics at our house like Johnny Mathis, Elvis and the White Christmas film soundtrack.
Brookins

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bevy McM on November 14, 2003
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Leon Redbone's voice is so distinctive, and he has created a wonderful collection of Christmas favorites, all in his unique bluesy style. This is one that I've had in vinyl for many years and I'm so delighted to see it in a CD format. Yule love this one!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lifelong Star Trek fan on December 14, 2004
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I had the first version of this CD but just had to buy it again for the extra track. This CD is always in heavy rotation at home and at work over the holidays. It really is a marvel. Warm, quiet, and ever so slightly droll -- what more can you want for holiday music?
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By cyclista on December 5, 2003
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If you love acoustic guitar music, take a listen to this. The duet with Dr. John on "Frosty the Snowman", never a song that I loved, is unbelievable. I'm not a cat lover (in fact, I'm a dog person!), but take a listen to "Kitty Cats' Christmas". It's just great music. There are a variety of instruments on the different songs: harmonica, upright bass, dobro, violins, banjo, drums, percussion, didgeridoo, trumpet, piano and sax. Then there's Leon's voice. I love it.
How'd you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? How'd you like to spend the holiday away across the sea? How'd you like to hang your stocking on a great big coconut tree? This CD will take you there in the song, "Christmas Island". Highly recommended for acoustic music lovers.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 17, 2001
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Released by Private Music in 1989 (after being first issued by August Records), Leon Redbone's Christmas CD gets yet another chance with Blue Thumb. My advice? Get a copy while it's still in print. Redbone's vocal stylings are such that you'll either love him or loathe him. I find his singing infectious and it works marvelously on this holiday offering. Especially charming is his vocal duet on "Frosty the Snowman" with Dr. John, who also plays piano on many of the tracks. In addition to accompanying himself on guitar, Redbone is joined by other musicians playing banjo, accordian, slide guitar, violin and clarinet to wonderful effect. While I still listen to bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Nat "king" Cole's "The Christmas Song" along with the other holiday standards, Redbone's music is a refreshing alternative to the Christmas mix. There is much to enjoy here. RECOMMENDED
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MidWest Phil on September 7, 2004
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This CD is definately one of my Holiday favorites - right up there with a warm fire and eggnog!

From the first time you hear it, Leon's engaging confidant delivery makes every one of these songs sound like a Christmas classic you've known all your life.

When friends are over for the Holidays and this CD comes on they always smile and ask who it is - a collection to be comfortably enjoyed by all, a true Holiday Delight!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OPG on December 8, 2001
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For my money, this is the best Christmas album of all time that doesn't have Bing in it. Just Dr. John's piano solos are worth the price of admission. Then add Leon's timeless, groaning vocalizing (puts you somewhere between the Mississippi Delta and some lazy tropical island -- Christmas island?), the nicely sparse arrangements, and the great song selection (not a dud in the bunch), and you're talking Christmas Nirvana!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 1998
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This CD has been a favorite of my family's for several years now. The recording quality is excellent and backup musicians are very talented. I have purchased this CD as a gift for many good friends. I especially like "Home for the Holidays." It is a CD that both children and adults can enjoy with a jazzy more modern flare applied to the classics by some very talented musicians. I highly reccomend it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 1998
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This is one of the best Christmas albums I've heard. Leon's relaxed and mellow style is just what you'll need to help you unwind after a hard day of shopping. I especially like the duet with Dr. John on "Frosty the Snowman". If you're a Leon Redbone fan, you won't want to miss "Christmas Island"!
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