O Christmas Tree!: A Bluegrass Collection for the Holidays

O Christmas Tree!: A Bluegrass Collection for the Holidays

     
 

Sooner or later, every artist in every genre comes to a crossroads: to record or not to record holiday songs, that is the question. It might be easy to argue, from a critic's point of view, that the world doesn't really need another version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or "Winter Wonderland." But what about bluegrass versions of these songs by See more details below

Overview

Sooner or later, every artist in every genre comes to a crossroads: to record or not to record holiday songs, that is the question. It might be easy to argue, from a critic's point of view, that the world doesn't really need another version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or "Winter Wonderland." But what about bluegrass versions of these songs by Lynn Morris and the Shankman Twins? Certainly Ron Stewart's take on "Silver Bells," backed by fiddle and acoustic guitar, brings something new to this perennial favorite, and it's doubtful that there's ever been a spunkier version of "O Come All Ye Faithful" than the one banjoist Tony Trischka lays down. The truth is, it's fun to hear these overly familiar songs get a fresh makeover. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver's a cappella medley of "The First Noel/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Joy to the World" captures the simple beauty of these solemn carols, while Open Road's tradition-fueled "Blue Christmas" would have made Bill Monroe smile. O Christmas Tree also collects a few less familiar pieces (at least to city folks) like "Christmas Is Near," "Smoky Mountain Christmas," and "Call Collect on Christmas." With 18 songs/instrumentals and nearly an hour of music, this compilation will make a fine addition to one's holiday music collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661051324
catalogNumber:
610513

Tracks

  1. Christmas Time's A-Coming  - Rhonda Vincent
  2. Christmas Is Near @@Open Road
  3. Winter Wonderland @@Shankman Twins
  4. The Friendly Beasts  -  Johnson Mountain Boys
  5. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem  - Alecia Nugent
  6. Silver Bells  - Ron Stewart
  7. Smoky Mountain Christmas  - Jeannie Kendall
  8. Blue Christmas @@Open Road
  9. Go Tell It on the Mountain  -  Cox Family
  10. My Little Silver Bells  - Delia Bell
  11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  - Lynn Morris
  12. Precious Child  - Dudley Connell
  13. Here Comes Santa Claus @@Shankman Twins
  14. Call Collect on Christmas @@King, James Band
  15. O Christmas Tree  - Rhonda Vincent
  16. O Come All Ye Faithful  - Tony Trischka
  17. The First Noel/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Joy to the World  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  18. Auld Lang Syne  - Bill Keith

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Grier   Guitar
Doyle Lawson   Vocals
Tony Rice   Guitar
Tony Trischka   Banjo
Rhonda Vincent   Mandolin,Vocals
Bill Keith   Banjo
James King   Vocals
Jim Rooney   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tom Adams   Banjo
Bill Grant   Vocals
Delia Bell   Tenor (Vocal)
Lynn Morris   Rhythm Guitar
Warren Blair   Fiddle
Ron Block   Guitar
John Bowman   Tenor (Vocal)
Bob Britt   Fiddle
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Dudley Connell   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Kenny Kosek   Fiddle
Sidney Cox   Bass,Dobro,Fiddle,Guitar,Bowed Bass,Vocal Harmony
Suzanne Cox   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin,Soloist
Shelton Feazell   Bass (Vocal)
Tom Gray   Bass
Tim Green   Bass
David Grisman   Mandolin
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Carl Jackson   Guitar,Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Kenny Malone   Percussion
David McLaughlin   Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,sleigh bells
Jim Mills   Baritone (Vocal)
Jason Moore   Bass
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Eddie Stubbs   Fiddle
Richard Underwood   Banjolin
Scott Vestal   Banjo
Marshall Wilborn   Bass,Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Mandolin
Wayne Benson   Mandolin
Larry Robbins   Bass
Darrin Vincent   Acoustic Bass,Vocal Harmony
Eric Thorin   Bass
Jeannie Kendall   Vocals
Cody Kilby   Guitar
Jimmy Haynes   Rhythm Guitar
Randy Kohrs   Dobro
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Adam Poindexter   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle
Ron Stewart   Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Deanna Cox   Vocal Harmony
Carol Jones   Baritone (Vocal)
Jamie Dailey   Vocal Harmony
Michael Alden   Bass
Alecia Nugent   Vocals
Jim Runnels   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Bradford Lee Folk   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnson Mountain Boys   Producer
Doyle Lawson   Producer
Rhonda Vincent   Producer
Gene Autry   Composer
Bill Keith   Producer
Lynn Morris   Producer
Richard Adler   Producer,Engineer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Scott Billington   Art Direction
Sidney Cox   Producer
Suzanne Cox   Producer
Ray Evans   Composer
Ronnie Freeland   Producer,Engineer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Carl Jackson   Producer
Ronnie Light   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
David McLaughlin   Engineer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
John Nagy   Remixing
Rick Olivier   Photo Illustration
Jim Robeson   Engineer
Dick Smith   Composer
Mark Bright   Producer
Steve Chandler   Engineer
Jimmy Edmonds   Engineer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Brien Fisher   Producer
Ron Stewart   Engineer
Luke Wooten   Engineer
Eric Bickel   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
John W. Work   Composer
Oakley Haldeman   Composer
Colin Bricker   Engineer
Robert Burns   Composer

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