CD Giveaways 2012
And here are the titles of the CDs available this year. As always, tune in for instructions on how to obtain one for yourself!
Brian Blume "Let It Snow"
Don Moen "Christmas - A Season of Hope"
Gary Benson "Acoustic Christmas"
John Mulder "Love Has Been Born"
Earnest Pugh - "Christmas with Earnest Pugh & Friends" (great Black Gospel!)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Rodolfus Choir "A Choral Christmas" (fine modern choral CD from the UK)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Ivar Lunde, Jr., Nanette Lunde, & Peter Phippen "Old World Yuletide - Traditional Music of the Season Performed on Period Instruments" (what it says)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
"Old World Yuletide II" (more of same - both recorded in Eau Claire and well played!)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Saint Vincent Camerata Scholars "A Blessed Day Has Dawned" (Early music - Palestrina, laude, and Gregorian chant)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Cistercian Nuns of Mount Saint Mary's Abbey "Christmas in the Cloister - Gregorian Chant and Christmas Carols" (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Jakki Ford - "Her Favorite Things" (excellent jazzy vocalist)
Various "Hawaiian Style Christmas 3" (Mahalo to the Neos label for this)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Ted Yoder - "Christmas Songs of Comfort & Joy" (Hammered dulcimer with spacey ambience - one of my top finds of the year)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Lunch At Allen's - "Zuzu's Petals" (Wonderful "folky" stuff of the sort that graces A Prairie Home Companion)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Voces 8 - "Christmas" (A superbEuropean a cappella group sings things not heard before from such a small group, like Gorecki's Totus tuus)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge "Journey Into Light - Music for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas" (mostly music of the past century, song by a fine UK choir)
Apollo's Fire - "Sacrum Mysterium - A Celtic Christmas Vespers" (Paganism meets Christianity in Celtic culture--both win; one of my top picks)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
The Polyphonic Spree - "Holiday Dream" (really unusual versions of Christmas standards by a huge symphonic rock group)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Various - "An Average Joes Muddy Christmas" (a fine contemporary country collection from the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Josh Gracin, etc.)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Sammy Kershaw ' "A Sammy Klaus Christmas" (Cajun country-style!)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Various - "A Rock By The Sea Christmas Vol. 3" (Pop/rock musicians in support of the fight against pediatric cancer)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico "Winter: An Evocation" (Britten's Ceremony of Carols and other goodies sung by a great women's choir)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Jillayne – “Jazzy Christmas to You 2" (fine jazz/blues vocalist--and I still have last year's CD from her available as well)
Mikey Wax - "And A Happy New Year" (EP with three originals two snowy standards, and a neat "Across the Universe")
Irish Rovers - "Merry Merry Time of Year" (Irish boogie!)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Brad Jacobsen - "Deck the Halls" (probably the best new solo piano CD of the season)(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Monte Watters - Christmas Memories" (another fine solo piano CD)
AND THIRTY-EIGHT copies (a record by far) of Smash Mouth's "The Gift of Rock" Got a rocker in your family? Ask for one of these please!
CD Giveaways 2011
Courtesy of the following fine musicians, I have over 50 CDs to give away to my listeners. Tune in for instructions on how to obtain one for yourself!
Vox Musica – “Christmas Colours” (1)
Vanessa Peters – “The Christmas We Hoped For” (2)
Chad Lawson – “Solo Piano Christmas” (4)
Amarcord – “Coming Home for Christmas” (2)
Carol Williams – “Carol’s Christmas” (4)
Karling Abbeygate – “Christmas with Karling” (2)
Keith & Kristyn Getty – “Joy – An Irish Christmas” (2)
The Elysian Singers of London – “The Spirit of Christmas Present” (2)
Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack – “A Very Gypsy Christmas” (2)
Jillayne – “Jazzy Christmas to You” (9)
Carolyn Southworth – “Home for Christmas” (1)
FFH – “One Silent Night – An FFH Christmas” (2)
David Ian – “Vintage Christmas (1)
Frank Fara & Patty Parker – “La Noche Buena – It’s Christmas Eve” (Single) (2)
Alexis Cole – “The Greatest Gift” (1)
Geri Allen – “A Child Is Born” (2)
Deana Martin – “White Christmas” (autographed) (1)
Ronda Adams – “Radiant Light” (1)
Mike Conley & Friends – “It’s A Conley Christmas” (2)
Halie Loren & Matt Treder – “Many Times, Many Ways” (3)
Stephanie K. – “In The Silence of the Snowfall” (1)