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Cool Christmas Carols

 
 
Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 06:54 pm
I heard this version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" today and I'd love to know who sang it. I've tried to figure it out on my own but I'm not having much luck.

It was really upbeat, happy sounding. It started with a man singing, became a duet with a woman, then the woman sang, then they ended with kind of a round on the refrain.

I think it was just an acoustic guitar. Kind of country swingish, a bit jazzy. Played fast.

A very different version.

Does anyone know who the artists might have been?

Do you know of any other kind of cool and different versions of traditional carols? Care to share?

Thanks!
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mismi
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:02 pm
@boomerang,


Great song...
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:05 pm
@mismi,
That's it! And so fast! Thank you!

I saw that one but didn't bother with it because I didn't think they had a girl who sings with them.
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:07 pm
@boomerang,
You are very welcome - I love Barenaked for the Holidays - the whole recording is amazing - Elf's Lament is my fave.

They don't normally have a girl - Sarah McLachlan came in and helped out. Great addition!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:09 pm
@boomerang,


this is one of the Christmas/winter songs I love right now
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:12 pm
@ehBeth,
Hey Beth - I love her voice. I loved the one you posted on Yabber too.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:14 pm


I'm really trying to find a version of Jill Barber (the woman in this clip from the Vinyl Cafe) doing The Christmas Song. It's amazing. She really swings it.

There's a huge swing music movement in Canada theses days. So much to pick from!

Oh happy day!
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:16 pm
Those are great ehBeth. Thanks!

I like swing music too.
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mismi
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:20 pm
@ehBeth,

Baby It's Cold Outside

We went to the Alabama Theater last night and saw "Elf" with Will Ferrell on the big screen. Great time. I am always struck by Zooey Deschanel's voice as well. I love that "40's" quality to it.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:23 pm
this is a Canadian classic




makes me a bit weepy as it has so many memories of my hometown and early university days - skating with friends over the Christmas vacation

gosh, I miss Valdy touring
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:29 pm
@ehBeth,
So many of my Christmas memories are tied to music Beth.

mismi
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:31 pm
@mismi,
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:32 pm
http://www.royforbes.ca/tart.html

scroll down to 1985 and click

the entire album is great - but ... a song about mincemeat tart?

I love Roy, even when he makes me blush.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 07:48 am
@ehBeth,
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 07:52 am
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/

A Survival Guide to Holiday Music is on now here.

I think it starts in about 20 minutes on the west coast.

there is a Radio One link to the live stream at the link above

about three hours of really cool music
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