The Coolest Christmas
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Among the latter are the Crosby/Bowie now-classic 1977 duet on Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, including the amusing preamble when Bowie arrives to assume Bing is the butler, Jingle Bells presented in a brief, but rousing rendition by The Clancy Brothers (including Gaelic) from their album Christmas With The Clancy Brothers, Sleigh Ride given The Ventures treatment, the driving Rock & Roll Christmas by George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and my particular favourite in this set, Christmas Everyday by The Temptations.
If there is a fault it's the lack of liner notes. The insert contains only a personal note of thanks from the producer to those who helped put the CD together, along with a listing of other CDs available from Oglio Records.
What would have been helpful is some information on when each track was originally recorded, including single or LP label numbers where applicable. Also, who the lead bass voice is on Christmas Everyday, in view of the fact there was such a turnover in Temptations personnel, and information for the uninitiated that The Cocteau Twins were not twins, or even a duet, but a group founded in 1980 in Grangemouth, Scotland and consisting of lead Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, and Simon Raymonde.
That being said, this is a collection that will give you several Christmas tunes you are not apt to find anywhere else on CD. Enjoy.
I love Christmas Music and this whole album is great to listen to. The Clancy Brothers doing Jingle Bells was a blast
of Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee (the same
version that was used in the movie "Home Alone").
She also recorded a new, updated version of "Rockin' Around..."
in 1991. I love both versions. If you're looking for the
newer recording of that song, you can also buy the CD
"A Brenda Lee Christmas" (ASIN B000002LQ9).
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I enjoy listening to Christmas music any time of the year and this cd has a variety of singers and styles.Published on November 27, 2013 by M. T. Sandoval
This collection contains everything from the Cocteau Twins to Guy Lrombardo. The thing all these songs have in common is that they are indeed cool. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Wendy Valdez
This CD is put out by the same folks that produced the fine "The Edge of Christmas" CD. This disc is more of a mix of classic and modern tracks than Edge. Read morePublished on December 7, 2005 by C. T. Torner