Monday, November 26, 2007
My first Christmas song purchases this year...
"Calling on Mary" - an original song from Aimee Mann
Allison Crowe's 6 song album - this is stripped down and very un-produced, which is its appeal. (As a work friend said the other day, there's something different about hearing music the way it comes out, as opposed in post-production.) She has a full album as well.
"Mary Mary" Harry Belafonte - I'd actually never heard this song before last year, by Sarah McLachlan
"Behold That Star" - The Christmas Revels -- gospel song
"Mistletoe" - Colbie Caillat , who's all In and Popular right now--I heard her first on Myspace! (Heard and thought was boring. But this is a nice, original Cmas song.)
One of these 12 songs for 6$ generic Celtic Christmas albums that you can usually buy off a booth in gift stores!
And last week I bought a couple songs off Donna Summer's HORRENDOUSLY tinny, horribly accompanied by generic keyboards Christmas album. Only for her voice, would I accept such crap. Too bad, because she does interesting things with the end of O Holy Night.
And un-Christmassy, the new Alicia Keys. I wasn't crazy about her last album, but haven't given up yet.