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Southern Rock Christmas
     

Southern Rock Christmas

 

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Better than its Classic Rock Christmas counterpart, this 2002 12-track compilation works as both a roots, country, and rock holiday collection. Neither the crusty "Christmas Boogie" from the West Coast's Canned Heat nor Brit-based Foghat's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" quite slot into the Southern rock

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Better than its Classic Rock Christmas counterpart, this 2002 12-track compilation works as both a roots, country, and rock holiday collection. Neither the crusty "Christmas Boogie" from the West Coast's Canned Heat nor Brit-based Foghat's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" quite slot into the Southern rock title and genre, but both work well in this guitar-heavy showcase, so we'll let the compilers off the hook. Liner notes, individual personnel, and graphics are substandard at best, yet this collection takes a handful of Christmas chestnuts, along with some originals from the late '60s through 2001, brings 'em down South, and adds crunchy guitars. Axeman Steve Morse contributes a heavily overdubbed solo "Joy to the World" that also doesn't exactly fit the bill musically. But between difficult-to-find tracks like Elvin Bishop's rollicking "Silent Night" and George Thorogood's "Rock and Roll Christmas," the album by and large lives up to its title. Additionally, many relatively rare singles that were previously scattered among other discs are now easily available. At 38 minutes, the album is on the short side, yet there are few missteps here for the Southern rock lover. The disc flows particularly well, with a solid mix of swampy rockers, upbeat R&B/blues-rock, and country & western twang.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768632721
catalogNumber:
86327

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Technical Credits

Elvin Bishop   Arranger
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Producer
Steve Morse   Arranger,Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Don Barnes   Producer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Allan Blazek   Producer
Danny Chauncey   Producer
Jeff Cook   Composer
Theodore Gentry   Composer
Emory Gordy   Producer
Mark Herndon   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Randy Owen   Composer
Paul Ray   Producer
Walt Richmond   Arranger,Producer
Steve Ripley   Arranger,Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
BR5-49   Arranger
Ioannis   Art Direction,Digital Art
Mike Janas   Producer
Jozef Nuyens   Producer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
Traditional   Composer
James Ross Boothe   Composer
Joseph Carleton Beal   Composer

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