Christmas with the Puppini Sisters

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Puppini Sisters (who aren't really named Puppini and aren't really sisters) take on the Christmas season with their third album, an eclectic collection touching on their neo-swing tendencies. This is a British trio (their accents slip in on the occasional syllable here and there) who may take after the Andrews Sisters overtly, but who, on the evidence of this disc, are at least as interested in George Michael and Mariah Carey as they are in Bing Crosby and Patty Andrews. So, for example, they revive the 1980s Wham! hit "Last Christmas" (much more of a hit in the U.K. than in the U.S.), a catchy if melancholy ballad, as well as Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Puppini Sisters (who aren't really named Puppini and aren't really sisters) take on the Christmas season with their third album, an eclectic collection touching on their neo-swing tendencies. This is a British trio (their accents slip in on the occasional syllable here and there) who may take after the Andrews Sisters overtly, but who, on the evidence of this disc, are at least as interested in George Michael and Mariah Carey as they are in Bing Crosby and Patty Andrews. So, for example, they revive the 1980s Wham! hit "Last Christmas" (much more of a hit in the U.K. than in the U.S.), a catchy if melancholy ballad, as well as Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You." But they also traipse back to the '40s and '50s for Crosby- and Crosby/Andrews-related numbers like "White Christmas" and "Mele Kalikimaka." Their jazziest reading, actually, is "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (here called simply "Let It Snow"), although their singing can't really be called jazz since the scatting and re-harmonizing clearly were worked out in advance and rehearsed, not improvised on the spot. That's the way the Andrews Sisters did it, too, of course, and the Puppini Sisters remain as much a tribute act as a revitalization of several eras of pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602527503943
  • Catalog Number: 001482602
  • Sales rank: 146,758

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Puppini Sisters Primary Artist
Fred DeFaye sleigh bells
Henrik Jensen Double Bass, Bowed Bass, sleigh bells, Bowed Banjo
Jon Shenoy Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Blake Wilner Guitar, Slide Guitar
Marcella Puppini Piano, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Ukulele, Vocals, Hand Clapping, sleigh bells, Tubular Bells, Group Member
Stephanie O'Brien Piano, Violin, Glockenspiel, Harp, Ukulele, Vocals, Hand Clapping, sleigh bells, Tubular Bells, Group Member
Kate Mullins Glockenspiel, Vocals, Hand Clapping, sleigh bells, Tubular Bells, Group Member
Patrick Levett Drums, sleigh bells
Anthony Sabberton Violin
George Philips Tenor Saxophone
Gabriel Garrick Trumpet
Jon Stokes Trombone
Wei Wei Fraser Viola
Natalie Rosario Cello
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Gene Autry Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Elton John Composer
George Michael Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Mariah Carey Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Philip Springer Composer
Walter Afanasieff Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Ray Staff Mastering
Fred DeFaye Producer, Engineer
Tony Springer Composer
Oakley Haldeman Composer
Marcella Puppini Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Stephanie O'Brien Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kate Mullins Arranger
Cappeau de Roquemaure Composer
Richard B. Smith Composer
Joan Javits Composer
Andy Engle Cover Design
Robert Alex Anderson Composer
Darren Michaelson Management
Joan Javitz Composer
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