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?
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.
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!
this is one of the Christmas/winter songs I love right now
Hey Beth - I love her voice. I loved the one you posted on Yabber too.
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!
Those are great ehBeth. Thanks!
I like swing music too.
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.
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
So many of my Christmas memories are tied to music Beth.
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.
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