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Christmas Island [Extra tracks]

Leon RedboneAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,877 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

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Acoustic guitar Christmas music! December 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A memorable and engaging Christmas collection November 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Christmas CD December 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars And Now For Something Completely Different... October 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortably Christmas September 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever Without Bing December 8, 2001
By OPG
Format:Audio CD
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
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Format:Audio CD
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Spend Christmas with the King of COOL! November 9, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars 's because he is very easy to listen to and is an ideal companion on...
I have bought a number of Leon Redbone C.D.'s because he is very easy to listen to and is an ideal companion on a long trip.
Published 1 day ago by Mrs. Paula K. Denning
4.0 out of 5 stars makes christmas music enjoyable during the holiday !
I love Leon and hate Christmas music; he makes it enjoyable - nice quality and he puts a goofy spin on the music. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dean from Boston
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Leon
Such a great addition to a Christmas collection. I play them throughout the holiday and this was a big hit during a Christmas Eve Open House.
Published 1 month ago by Ellen P
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough
Years ago I found this album on tape and actually wore it out. I was overjoyed to find it again on CD. Christmas makes me smile again!
Published 4 months ago by Janice Ruth Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Leon
Leon Redbone is a truly unique talent in music. His voice and style are unmistakable and he brings a fresh take on some classics as well as some that I think are originals. Read more
Published 5 months ago by K. Clews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so special
I think Leon must have wanted a trip to Hawaii he could charge off to his taxes. So he covered a bunch of Bing's songs, but forgot to do Melekalikimaka, which for a Hawaiian... Read more
Published 6 months ago by W. Tanner
4.0 out of 5 stars standard holiday fare
Leon Redbone's slant on classic holiday songs, plus a few different twists thrown in, but true to form. Enjoyed listening to his unique style this season!
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted!
It was exactly what I wanted, and arrived just in time for Christmas! It also had some extra tracks that I wasn't expecting. Cool!
Published 8 months ago by Warui
5.0 out of 5 stars leon redbone christmas island
this has to be one of the best christmas albums ever. leon redbone has a wonderful voice. my family really enjoys this one.I would recomend it to everyone.
Published 8 months ago by Cal Koehler
5.0 out of 5 stars missed this rendition
We had this as a cassette tape and no longer had a tape player so we gave to goodwill. We missed it so much that we just had to get it as a CD. Read more
Published 8 months ago by kit
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