Cledus Navidad

Cledus Navidad

by Cledus T. Judd
     
 

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On their Christmas albums, most performers draw upon the existing body of holiday music for their selections, re-creating old favorites in their own style. Country music comedian Cledus T. Judd is no exception on his seasonal album, Cledus Navidad. Acknowledging the humor of Christmases past, he covers Spike Jones' "All I Want for…  See more details below

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On their Christmas albums, most performers draw upon the existing body of holiday music for their selections, re-creating old favorites in their own style. Country music comedian Cledus T. Judd is no exception on his seasonal album, Cledus Navidad. Acknowledging the humor of Christmases past, he covers Spike Jones' "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" (adapting it into a weak rap parody called "All I Want for Christmas Is Two Gold Front Teef"), Ray Stevens' "Santa Claus Is Watchin' You," and Elmo & Patsy's "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (done in an outlaw country-rock arrangement). But while remakes are often the highlights of more serious artists' Christmas albums, far superior to the new attempts to join the pantheon, these songs are the least of Judd's collection. The best tracks are the new ones, starting with "Cledus' Christmas Ball," which has sharp remarks for some current country stars, the wittiest being the swipe at Garth Brooks, poking fun at the star's repeated withdrawals from the music business. ("Garth retired early again, but he'll be back next year.") The other standout is a parody of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," "Tree's on Fire," sung in an impersonation of the Man in Black himself. Of course, the humor gets gross ("Don't Serve Beans") and politically incorrect ("Stephon the Alternative Lifestyle Reindeer") on occasion, but that's to be expected from a country comedian. Judd may not be quite up to his predecessors in seasonal humor, but he's trying and frequently succeeding. There are a lot of laughs here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998674424
catalogNumber:
86744

Tracks

  1. Cledus' Christmas Ball
  2. Stephon The Alternative Lifestyle Reindeer
  3. Hazel's Homemade Hallelujah Punch
  4. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  5. Only 364 Shopping Days 'Til Christmas
  6. Tree's On Fire
  7. Don't Serve Beans
  8. Merry Christmas From The Whole Fam Damily
  9. Santa Claus Is Watchin' You
  10. All I Want For Christmas Is Two Gold Front Teef

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cledus T. Judd   Primary Artist
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Gary Burnette   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Russ Pahl   Banjo,Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Billy Panda   Electric Guitar
Larry Paxton   Bass,Tuba
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Paul Scholten   Percussion,Drums
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Melissa Bell   Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower   Vocals
Julie Reeves   Vocals
Trenna Barnes   Vocals
Meredith Bell   Background Vocals
Harrell Cook   Bass
Stephen Davenport   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Jeff Hazard   Keyboards
Hillary Radcliff   Background Vocals
Maddie Radcliff   Vocals
John Singer   Drums
Gary "Bud" Smith   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Steven Sheehan   Acoustic Guitar,Ukulele

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Engineer
Chris Clark   Producer
June Carter Cash   Engineer
Rob Matson   Engineer
Victoria Russell   Creative Producer
Cledus T. Judd   Producer
Rollow Welch   Art Direction
Tom "Big Tom" Endres   Engineer
Chuck Pfaff   Engineer
Deb Haus   Art Direction,Artist Development
Craig Headen   Assistant Digital Engineer

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