[ Putumayo World Music / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 17 October 2006
Deck the halls with blues, jazz and swing holiday classics from the Big Easy.
No matter where you are, the Christmas season has its own unique sound. The voices of carolers going from door to door, congregations singing at midnight mass, or the song about grandma's unfortunate incident with a reindeer are all part of what Christmastime sounds like. In New Orleans, the music reflects the city's deep love for making age-old holiday traditions new again. Well-known songs are sung with a different feeling, while newly composed songs fondly recall favorite holiday memories. On New Orleans Christmas, Putumayo has captured the unique and vibrant voice of this city with a collection of holiday favorites decked in the blues, jazz and swing flavors for which the Crescent City is famous.
1 Big Al Carson with Lars Edegran & his Santa Claus Revelers • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
2 James Andrews • Christmas in New Orleans
3 Ingrid Lucia • 'Zat You, Santa Claus?
4 Heritage Hall Jazz Band with Gregg Stafford • Silver Bells
5 Banu Gibson & The New Orleans Hot Jazz • I'll Be Home For Christmas
6 Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band • Please Come Home for Christmas
7 Ellis Marsalis • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
8 John Boutté • White Christmas
9 Topsy Chapman with Lars Edegran & his Santa Claus Revelers • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
10 New Birth Brass Band • Santa's Second Line
11 Dukes of Dixieland • Holiday Time in New Orleans