Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today's Christmas cd/Holidays Rule


This is just wonderful! It features seventeen artists, and every single song is unique and interesting. Rufus Wainright and Sharon Von Etten could be singing sixty years ago in Baby, It's Cold Outside. It is a rare treat to hear O Come, O Come, Emmanuel sung by Punch Brothers. Y La Bamba performs a delightful Senor Santa. The Shins do a version of McCartney's own Wonderful Christmastime, while Paul sings The Christmas Song, with Diana Krall on piano.



12 comments:

  1. You had me at Paul McCartney.
    I love him and I thank you for telling me about this CD.

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    1. It offers some really interesting songs and versions for the season. I really like it.

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  2. yep, yep, I agree.
    I did like the Baby It's Cold Outside too, but it is so hard to sing along with! My 9 year old recognized it from Elf.

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    1. You can always go back to Dean Martin to sing along!

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  3. Ooooo, that's nice and mellow. I may need to get this, Nan. Thanks.

    Congratulations to Kay G.

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    1. Some is mellow, and some is a little edgier. Good combo, I think.

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  4. I would normally say that anything with Diana Krull is perfect, but this ablum sound uberperfect with all the others on it. When I get my tree tomorrow, I am going to look for it. I have a Christmas playlist on my Ipod that I listen to during the holidays, or whenever I feel down in the dumps.

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    1. She has a Christmas album of her own, called Christmas Songs from 2005, but you probably know that.

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  5. Lovely! Ah, you've made me spend a lot of money from time to time, Nan! But always on great books and music I probably wouldn't have discovered on my own. So, thanks!

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  6. I've never heard McCartney do this. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Nan.

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