Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All

by Charlie Daniels
     
 
All Charlie Daniels had to do to look like Santa Claus for the cover shot of his first Christmas album was to put on the red suit. For the most part, the music this right jolly old elf produces here is suitably mellow, good humored, and always deeply felt. "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "The Christmas Song" get languorous

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All Charlie Daniels had to do to look like Santa Claus for the cover shot of his first Christmas album was to put on the red suit. For the most part, the music this right jolly old elf produces here is suitably mellow, good humored, and always deeply felt. "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "The Christmas Song" get languorous treatments featuring Daniels's engaging croon and bluesy fills from with his longtime ace keyboardist, Taz DiGregorio. Never one to be contained for too long, though, Charlie and company cut loose a couple of times with some blazing southern rock, most impressively on a fierce interpretation of "Blue Christmas" and on Daniels's self-penned mean-woman blues, "It's Bad to Have the Blues (At Christmas Time)," both songs featuring stinging, protesting slide guitars wailing all around our frontman's gritty, gutsy vocals. These are effective changes of pace, but the reflective moments are the ones that linger in memory, such as a striking instrumental "What Child Is This," led by Daniels's evocative acoustic guitar and a somber orchestral backing. Good work throughout on a worthy addition to the country Christmas canon.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Blue Hat Records
UPC:
0684038816323
catalogNumber:
8163

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Daniels   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carolyn Corlew   Background Vocals
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Mark Matejka   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Charlie Hayward   Bass Guitar
Pat McDonald   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Mel Tormé   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Charlie Daniels   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Kim Gannon   Composer
Patrick Kelly   Producer
Walter Kent   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
David Corlew   Executive Producer
Paula Szeigis   Art Direction
Phillip Brooks   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer

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