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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 07 Dec 2015 11:33

Hi Keith. A nice smooth relaxing listen with matching sounds. Enjoyed it. John

Hi Brian. Yes everyone busy this time of year. Will have to practice for tonight. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 07 Dec 2015 11:43

Busy Brian? You are a gentleman of leisure and the bedroom carpet must be fitted by now. I see that I will have to keep things going with this one from Percy Faith - "Christmas Is ...". So far so good for tonight John. Will bring a memory stick so I can join in.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 07 Dec 2015 13:44

Hi Keith. Never heard that one, but enjoyed my listen. See you tonight. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 07 Dec 2015 13:51

Hi Keith,

I have muscles on me muscles at the moment humping furniture about, going to the tip with the old carpet and all the old stuff that`s under the bed :?:
and Christmas Shopping :roll: but the end is nearly in sight. :P

Anyway that was a beautiful tune ( never heard it before :roll: ) but the voices you used on that tune really fitted the tune
and very nicely played . Brian007 :D
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 07 Dec 2015 15:14

Hi all,

Since Keith has shamed me into posting something as a man of leasure :o , heres my version of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reinder.
Please note I have since this recording had to Sack the sax player for persistantly playing wrong notes :roll:


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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 07 Dec 2015 15:57

Hi Brian. He wasn't too bad might hire home. Nice lively version. Would be good to hear it live tonight. Enjoyed it. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby kens » 07 Dec 2015 19:52

Hi! Keith & Brian. Enjoyed Ken Here is my version of Jingle Bells regards Ken


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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby papadeedee » 07 Dec 2015 21:36

Hi Ken,
A nice bright version of Jingle Bells, nice sounds there. :D :D

Hi Brian,
A well presented performance, nice interlude and then key change. :D :D

Hi Keith,
I didn't know the Percy Faith one but a nice tune and well played. :D :D
I had it in my mind to play White Christmas but you beat me to it. There were some really impressive voices there, a fine performance. :D :D

So as not to clash with Keith's fine performance I hastily changed my plans, I tracked down a piano solo arrangement for White Christmas
and it is the full tune.
More often than not these songs have a lead in verse and you seldom get to hear them.
The lead in to White Christmas is :
"The sun is shining, the grass is green. The orange and palm trees sway.
There's never been such a day in Beverly Hills L.A.
But it's December the 24th and I am longing to be up North. ..... I'm dreaming of a white......etc."
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 08 Dec 2015 08:40

Hi Ken,

A good bright and lively version of Jingle Bells, well played and thanks for posting.

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Hi Brian D.

I do so like to hear a piano just on its own and you played and arranged that perfectly
thanks for posting it.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 08 Dec 2015 09:49

Hi Brian.. Never heard the complete version played. A nice piano and style. Enjoyed it. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 08 Dec 2015 12:13

Hi Brian - Jingle Bells was very good and most enjoyable.

Ken - it was interesting to hear the bits that most books do not print. Nice piano and well played.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 08 Dec 2015 12:16

Here is another one from when most of us were kids. She is a bit of a goer (or should I say rocker) is "Suzy Snowlake."

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby kens » 08 Dec 2015 12:21

Hi Keith, Suzy was pretty lively there. Didnt know it but good. Thanks

Here is The Very First Christmas regards Ken


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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 08 Dec 2015 12:31

Hi Keith. Can't recall that one from my childhood. However enjoyed my listen.

Hi Ken. Enjoyed my listen nice and easy. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 08 Dec 2015 13:46

Hi Ken, enjoyed your version of The Very First Christmas.

I wonder if you will all remember this one from 1955 -"Dear Father Christmas."

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 08 Dec 2015 14:05

Hi Keith,

Liked your version of "Suzy Snowlake" never heard it before good beat and voices.

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Hi Ken,

A good performance of that tune, enjoyed listening to it.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby kens » 08 Dec 2015 16:00

Another good one Keith although didnt know it. Surprising how many there are ken
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 08 Dec 2015 17:20

Hi Keith. Vaguely remember it. Nice beat and sounds. A good listen. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby MichaelW » 08 Dec 2015 20:54

Hello,

can I take up the challenge with the my recent cover version of Melanie Thorntons Wonderful Dream?

The background choir comes from an audio link multipad.

Best regards - Michael

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 09 Dec 2015 08:19

Hi Michael. Thanks for joining the challenge. Enjoyed it very much. Lovely Christmas video. Never heard the song before but loved your production and use of sounds to make me have another listen. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 09 Dec 2015 08:30

Hi Michael,

That was a great music video you put together there, your playing, choice of voices and production were first class
a pleasure to watch and listen to. Brian007 :D
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 09 Dec 2015 10:17

Welcome aboard Michael. A new song for me and it certainly takes the award for technical wizardry. Well played.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 09 Dec 2015 11:19

Another Christmas song from the early fifties. Written by Russell Faith who wrote for people like Sinatra but I have no idea who recorded this lovely gentle song. For JohnT - it is number 14 in the book and the rhythm is sentimental swing.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby MichaelW » 09 Dec 2015 11:50

Hello and thanks a lot for your kind comments.

My I contribute another song named "When Christmas Comes To Town" from the motion picture "Polar Express" with Tom Hanks in a leading role. I tried to express the wonderful duet of the other two main characters - a boy and a girl - by using a clarinet and an oboe.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby papadeedee » 09 Dec 2015 12:28

Hi Guys,
More good performances and great that Michael has contributed his fabulous videos. :D :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 09 Dec 2015 12:48

Hi Keith,

A very good performance of that Christmas song, good voices and choice for style all made for a very plesant listen,

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Hi Michael,

Another great music video from you which sounded very good and I enjoyed watching and listening to it

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby kens » 09 Dec 2015 13:02

Lovely from Keith and Michael. Enjoyed Len
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 09 Dec 2015 13:29

Hi Keith. A nice smooth tune. Not one I know but will have a look in the book. Enjoyed my listen and thanks. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 09 Dec 2015 15:41

Hi Everybody. No complicated video. Before this challenge closes I will post this one. Mary's boy child. Hope you enjoy it. John

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby JohnT » 09 Dec 2015 16:15

Hi Michael Another impressive video. I liked the arrangement and use of instruments. A most enjoyable listen. John
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby KRUG » 09 Dec 2015 16:32

Well played John. Timing seemed spot on.

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby Brian007 » 09 Dec 2015 17:10

Hi John T.

A flawless performance young man, enjoyed everything about that posting

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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby papadeedee » 09 Dec 2015 17:40

Hi John,
Very nice, I enjoyed it.
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby kens » 09 Dec 2015 20:10

Hi! John Well Done. I had problems with that one. Found it tricky regards Ken
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Re: New Challenge (Popular Christmas Songs) 02/12/15

Postby papadeedee » 09 Dec 2015 20:39

Here is a medley, Sleigh ride/Ding Dong Merrily on High

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