Ray Stevens Christmas

November 7, 2012 | Format: MP3

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2:16
30
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4:17
30
3
2:23
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2:44
30
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2:44
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2:37
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2:38
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3:14
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3:41
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3:20

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  • Original Release Date: April 3, 2009
  • Label: Clyde Records, Inc.
  • Copyright: 2012 Clyde Records, Inc.
  • Total Length: 29:54
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  • ASIN: B00A3CVN3I
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerry McDaniel on August 31, 2009
Format: Audio CD
As of this writing, Amazon doesn't have the track list available and so here are the ten songs that appear on this collection...

1. Let It Snow
2. White Christmas
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Silent Night
5. The Christmas Song
6. Blue Christmas
7. I'll Be Home For Christmas
8. Deck The Halls with Teardrops
9. Jingle Bells
10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

This is the serious Christmas album that Ray hinted at doing quite a few years ago. He already issued a comedy Christmas album in 1997, using traditional Christmas instrumentation wrapped around hilarious lyrics. That collection has since become something of a classic, called "Christmas Through a Different Window".

This one is simply called "Christmas" and it features Ray's interpretations of 9 Christmas standards. The CD doesn't give a musician credit list so I don't know who's playing on the CD. The saxophone is featured quite a lot.

As you can see, there is one original song here. The rest of the songs are your traditional choices for a Christmas project. "Deck The Halls with Teardrops" is the lone original song...from the pen of Ray Stevens. It's in the category of sad Christmas songs. There's a harmonica solo that is heard throughout the song at various times wailing out the "Deck The Halls" melody.

His version of "White Christmas" features a unique arrangement. In it Ray blends the Bing Crosby style with the Drifters style.

"Let It Snow!", the CD's opening song, features a jazzy arrangement. In fact, one of the things you'll notice are the arrangements are almost all non-holiday sounding. The lyrics are Christmas, of course, but the arrangements are jazzy/big-band.
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