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Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Dan to launch Putumayo World Music and establish a non-traditional sales division. Putumayo World Music has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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  • Audio CD (October 9, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B000I2IS72
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Big Al Carson
2. Christmas In New Orleans - James Andrews
3. 'Zat You, Santa Claus? - Ingrid Lucia
4. Silver Bells - Heritage Hall Jazz Band
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Banu Gibson & The New Orleans Hot Jazz
6. Please Come Home For Christmas - Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Ellis Marsalis
8. White Christmas - John Boutte
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Topsy Chapman
10. Santa's Second Line - New Birth Brass Band
11. Holiday Time In New Orleans - Dukes Of Dixieland

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The year's most spirited and lively new CD. -- New York Daily News, November 26, 2006

"The incomparable New Orleans swagger runs through all the songs..." -- New York Times, December 1, 2006

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Deck the halls with boughs of blues, jazz and soul from the Big Easy! Soak up these soulful performances of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Ellis Marsalis; Santa's Second Line New Birth Brass Band; Christmas in New Orleans James Andrews; Silver Bells Heritage Hall Jazz Band; 'Zat You, Santa Claus? Ingrid Lucia, and more.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate New Orleans Christmas CD November 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My yearly tradition is to buy one new Christmas CD each year. This year, New Orleans Christmas was my choice. Just received today, I've already played it a half dozen times. If you love the Crescent City, Dixieland jazz, the spirit of Mardi Gras then this is the CD for you. Your toes will be tapping and you will want to be second lining. There are some of the old standards done New Orleans style and some tunes I have never heard before. My favorites are the last two tracks but they are all good. It's rare to find a CD where every song is a winner, this CD is one of those rarities.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for every holiday party November 27, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This CD is perfect for any Christmas party. The music is upbeat and will put a smile on the face of the most jaded Scrooge in the group.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mood music for the holidays with a southern flavor December 11, 2006
By Melanie
Format:Audio CD
You don't have to be from the South to appreciate the regional flavor of elegant New Orleans. Putumayo's collections are wonderful mood and background music. New Orleans Christmas, with its smooth, big band sounds is ideal for this season's Christmas parties, especially if the hosts happen to be serving gumbo or jambalaya.

New Orleans Christmas includes 11 classic Christmas songs that have been spiced up by the best from the Crescent City. Most of the tracks are in the older New Orleans music style with "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "White Christmas" bringing a modern feel to the swingy collection. New Orleans Christmas also includes traditional New Orleans songs that have been warmed with a holiday vibe, such as "Santa's Second Line" where tambourines and trumpets blend Christmas flavor into a New Orleans marching song.

Throughout New Orleans Christmas the equilibrium between holiday music and regional sounds is harmonious and seamless. James Andrews' trumpet version of "Christmas in New Orleans" is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, and pianist Ellis Marsalis and his son, drummer Jason Marsalis, contribute a bebop departure from early sounds in "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." The whole collection delivers variety, one of New Orleans' finest artistic hallmarks, with sounds that switch effortlessly between R&B, country, swing, blues, and jazz influences.

There are many reasons why listeners will enjoy this collection of traditional Christmas songs, but one of the most rewarding may not be a matter of music. A portion of the proceeds from New Orleans Christmas will be donated to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity's Musicians Village Project, a construction of 81 homes for New Orleans musicians who were affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a Fantastic Album! December 20, 2006
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Both the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post" gave high marks to this Putomayo collection of classic New Orleans music, but if anything their favorable reviews were not enthusiastic enough. You can tell when you are hearing good traditional N.O. music because it becomes increasingly difficult to remain seated in your chair, and an overpowering desire to start strutting with an umbrella overcomes you. All of the cuts, drawn from a variety of sources, are outstanding. I particularly liked "Silver Bells" by the Heritage Hall Jazz band; "Please Come Home for Christmas" by the extraordinarily talented singer/banjoist Don Vappie (who has played here in D.C. with the Preservation Hall group); and especially the affecting rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by the incomparable Topsy Chapman. But this is not to slight the other cuts, for every one is a winner. For example, things get off to a great start with "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" and never decrease in quality. The album reminds us how much a national treasure the city has been and will hopefully continue to be in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is a collection that is long overdue. "Christmas in New Orleans" literally flew out the door of my local bookstore when they put it on a demo this last December. This is a very positive and jazzy CD that is essential for people who enjoy celebrating Christmas from a variety of traditions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific - A Must Have December 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is such a wonderful collection and a great tribute to New Orleans jazz with the classic trumpet, trombone, and drum and singers with the rasp of Armstrong or the slow smoothness of Fitzgerald. This compilation is so fun and upbeat that you instantly get in the holiday spirit. But it is also classy and soulful to remind you what the season is all about. An instant favorite! Merry Christmas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! November 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This was a gift from a friend of mine who knows I like both New Orleans and Christmas. What a great CD! There is great energy and joy on this disc. I've been to NOLA many times, but never at Christmas. This makes me feel as if I have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! January 20, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was very happy to receive this CD. It has been a long time since I've gotten a new Christmas CD that was different and unusual. I love it!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music
We had recently been to New Orleans and really enjoyed the music there. I bought this album so that we could some New Orleans Christmas tunes here at home in Massachusetts and... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Clare G. Stella
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Christmas Music
This music was exactly what we were hoping-true New Orleans Jazzed up Christmas favorites and more! It is delightful listening.
Published 3 months ago by dancingbee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
My friend had this CD and we all loved it so much that we ordered them as Christmas presents. Great!
Published 3 months ago by nursegal
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Chirstmas Album - Great for a party
It's a lively disc throughout, if you like New Orleans music (lots of big brass). Some of the standouts are Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Silver Bells and Holiday Time in New... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kelly Feeney
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
I play this constantly at Christmas and sometimes throughout the year. I have bought multiple copies as gifts too. Read more
Published 15 months ago by kat
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Christmas Music
When you're tired of the same old Christmas music break this out and start a party. Makes a great gift.
Published 16 months ago by Diane Castro
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding.
The whole disc is a fresh alternative to the usual-suspect Christmas Muzak, but Topsy Chapman's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is alone worth the price of the disc.
Published 16 months ago by B. Michel Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars New fave
I picked this disc up and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Swinging, unique arrangements of classics and a few new tunes. Great CD.
Published on October 31, 2011 by Malinda
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Little Christmas CD
I ordered this cd on a whim along with Crescent City Christmas Card by Winton Marsalis. I thought the Winton Marsalis was going to be the stuff. Wrong. Read more
Published on January 24, 2011 by Nom de Tome
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice change
this is a great cd. if you're like me and absolutely over traditional christmas carols then give this a try. really pleasant easy jazz with just the right amount of christmas.
Published on January 17, 2011 by chris
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