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URL icon « on: December 16, 2008, 03:44:23 PM »

Both Alison Brown and Bela Fleck have Christmas records I enjoy, both very much in their unique styles.

Any other bluegrass Christmas CDs that people enjoy?





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URL icon « Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 04:46:33 PM »

David Grisman - David Grisman's Acoustic Christmas
1986 Rounder Records   ( christmas classics dawged  and finishes w/Auld Lang Syne
w/Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Bela Fleck, Rob Wasserman, Martin Taylor & others...

my favorite holiday cd, a must have in my opinion
mostly instrumentals with a few surprise vocal performances
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URL icon « Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 04:49:22 PM »

I just figured out where I draw the line on Christmas music......
Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra,,, just can't do it... LOL

I did notice Bela and the Flecktones had a new Christmas CD , think I'll order it...


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URL icon « Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 09:42:17 PM »

I saw the Flectones this past Friday playing music off their Christmas album with the Alash Ensamble (a group of 4 tuvan throat singers). It was awesome! (though the volume could have been cranked up about 50% or more)

Wasn't quite a typical Flecktones show for me, but still a great album having been listening to it on and off since October.

Just as an FYI, "Jingle All the Way" has been #1 on the Jazz charts for the past 2 weeks, and has been nominated for 2 grammy's.

Best Pop Instrumental Album - Jingle All the Way
Best Country Instrumental Performance - Sleigh Ride
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URL icon « Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 10:09:41 PM »

My favorite is "Christmas on the Mountain - A Bluegrass Christmas" from Universal South Records. I'm sure you can find it on Amazon.com Cheers

Some others that are real good too:
"O Christmas Tree" - Rounder Records
"Tinsel Tunes" - Sugar Hill Records
"Sugar Plums" - Sugar Hill Records
and last but not least:
"Light of the Stable" Emmylou Harris - Warner Bros. Records
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URL icon « Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 08:50:26 AM »

Pickin on Christmas by the Nashvile Superpickers  1994  on the CMH label.
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URL icon « Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 10:01:23 AM »

I saw the Flectones this past Friday playing music off their Christmas album with the Alash Ensamble (a group of 4 tuvan throat singers). It was awesome! (though the volume could have been cranked up about 50% or more)

Wasn't quite a typical Flecktones show for me, but still a great album having been listening to it on and off since October.

Just as an FYI, "Jingle All the Way" has been #1 on the Jazz charts for the past 2 weeks, and has been nominated for 2 grammy's.

Best Pop Instrumental Album - Jingle All the Way
Best Country Instrumental Performance - Sleigh Ride

I just ordered it.... can't wait. Medal
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URL icon « Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008, 01:40:16 PM »

Heard a great version of Joy to the World performed by Reno and Smiley on the way home from work today
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URL icon « Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008, 02:12:27 PM »

 Wave  I'm making my Tamales for the Holidays this afternoon...... yummy. As many as my hands can roll.....
OOOOoooohhhhhhhhhhhh she's makin' a list checkin' it twice,,,, gonna find out who's naughty or nice....

Just gonna listen to some great Bluegrass and cook. I love the Holidays.. I think we need another group hug myself...... Flower
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URL icon « Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008, 05:16:49 PM »

I saw the Flectones this past Friday playing music off their Christmas album with the Alash Ensamble (a group of 4 tuvan throat singers). It was awesome! (though the volume could have been cranked up about 50% or more)

Wasn't quite a typical Flecktones show for me, but still a great album having been listening to it on and off since October.

Just as an FYI, "Jingle All the Way" has been #1 on the Jazz charts for the past 2 weeks, and has been nominated for 2 grammy's.

Best Pop Instrumental Album - Jingle All the Way
Best Country Instrumental Performance - Sleigh Ride

Just got the mail and finally my new CD .... I will save it for breakfast and sunrise..
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URL icon « Reply #10 on: December 24, 2008, 02:04:19 PM »

kudos for the bela christmas cd
it really starts to grow on u
first listen was typical for jazz, confusing...... huh
then the magic of the masters unfolds Medal Wink
i love it Thumbs Up
especially on the 12 days of christmas when the tuvan singer
says "5 banjo strings"

merry christmas to all  Wave


I saw the Flectones this past Friday playing music off their Christmas album with the Alash Ensamble (a group of 4 tuvan throat singers). It was awesome! (though the volume could have been cranked up about 50% or more)

Wasn't quite a typical Flecktones show for me, but still a great album having been listening to it on and off since October.

Just as an FYI, "Jingle All the Way" has been #1 on the Jazz charts for the past 2 weeks, and has been nominated for 2 grammy's.

Best Pop Instrumental Album - Jingle All the Way
Best Country Instrumental Performance - Sleigh Ride

Just got the mail and finally my new CD .... I will save it for breakfast and sunrise..


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URL icon « Reply #11 on: December 25, 2008, 05:56:20 AM »

kudos for the bela christmas cd
it really starts to grow on u
first listen was typical for jazz, confusing...... huh
then the magic of the masters unfolds Medal Wink
i love it Thumbs Up
especially on the 12 days of christmas when the tuvan singer
says "5 banjo strings"
merry christmas to all  Wave
You are so right. Second listen and it starts to unfold... Medal complex and yep can be confusing at times.... LOL cheers to you and AlyWally Medal
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