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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Tinsel Tunes features a variety of musical artists performing holiday favorites. Featured performers include Sam Bush ("Sleigh Ride"), Mollie O'Brien ("In the Bleak Midwinter"), the Nashville Bluegrass Band ("The Christmas Story"), and the Lonesome River Band ("All I Want Is Mary for Christmas"), in addition to several others.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Tinsel Tunes features a variety of musical artists performing holiday favorites. Featured performers include Sam Bush ("Sleigh Ride"), Mollie O'Brien ("In the Bleak Midwinter"), the Nashville Bluegrass Band ("The Christmas Story"), and the Lonesome River Band ("All I Want Is Mary for Christmas"), in addition to several others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1996
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891385525
  • Catalog Number: 3855
  • Sales rank: 264,637


Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Christmas Lights - Herb Pedersen (2:16)
  2. 2 Sleigh Ride - Sam Bush (3:51)
  3. 3 In the Bleak Midwinter - Mollie O'Brien (3:25)
  4. 4 Christmas Story - The Nashville Bluegrass Band (2:54)
  5. 5 All I Want Is Mary for Christmas - The Lonesome River Band (2:33)
  6. 6 Ring the Bells at Midnight - Kathy Kallick (3:20)
  7. 7 Christmas Is Coming to Town - Laurel Canyon Ramblers (2:40)
  8. 8 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella - Chris Thile (4:24)
  9. 9 I'll Be Home for Christmas - Brother Boys (3:12)
  10. 10 On a Quiet Night - Psychograss (3:44)
  11. 11 The Last Month of the Year - NBB (3:05)
  12. 12 Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday - Marti Jones (2:23)
  13. 13 Christmas Swing - Chesapeake (3:42)
  14. 14 Merry Christmas From the Family - Robert Earl Keen Jr. (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Auldridge Pedal Steel Guitar
Jerry Douglas Dobro
David Grier Guitar
Kathy Kallick Vocals
The Nashville Bluegrass Band Track Performer
Scott Nygaard Guitar
Tony Trischka Banjo, 5-string Banjo
Sam Bush Mandolin, Mandola, Track Performer
Chris Hillman Mandolin, Vocals, Track Performer
The Fairfield Four Track Performer
Darol Anger Fiddle
Don Dixon Vocals, Multi Instruments, Track Performer
Marti Jones Vocals, Bells, Track Performer, sleigh bells
Todd Phillips Acoustic Bass, String Bass
The Lonesome River Band Track Performer
Brother Boys Track Performer
Chesapeake Track Performer
Barry Bales Bass
Ronnie Bowman Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rich Brotherton Guitar
Bill Bryson Bass, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
T. Michael Coleman Bass
Bryan Duckworth Fiddle
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
Pat Enright Guitar, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Denny Fongheiser Drums
Isaac Freeman Bass (Vocal)
Jimmy Gaudreau Mandolin
James Hill Vocals
Robert Earl Keen Jr. Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Moondi Klein Guitar, Vocals
Viktor Krauss Acoustic Bass
Billy Ray Latham Guitar, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Gene Libbea Bass, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
Keith Little Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Robbie Magruder Percussion
Lloyd Maines Pedal Steel Guitar
Mike Marshall Mandolin
Jim Monahan Guitar
Mollie O'Brien Vocals, Track Performer
Alan O'Bryant Guitar, Vocals
Willie Ornelas Drums
Herb Pedersen Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Vocals, Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
John Reischman Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Rev. W.L. Richardson Vocals
Darrell Scott Guitar
Walter Settles Vocals
Sammy Shelor Banjo, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Lee Sklar Bass
Eddie Lynn Snodderly Guitar, Vocals, Mandola
Wilson Waters Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Roland White Mandolin, Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Eugene Wolf Vocals
Psychograss Track Performer
Laurel Canyon Ramblers Track Performer
Kenny Blackwell Mandolin
Don Rigsby Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Leland Sklar Bass
Chris Thile Mandolin, Track Performer
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Barry Bailes Bass
Bill Whitbeck Electric Bass
Kenny Smith Guitar, Acoustic Bass
James Hill Baritone (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Jerry Douglas Arranger
The Nashville Bluegrass Band Contributor
Gustav Holst Composer
Sam Bush Producer
The Fairfield Four Contributor
Rick Cunha Engineer
Todd Phillips Producer, Engineer
Buck Ram Composer
Richard Adler Engineer
Kevin Clock Engineer
Allen Durham Engineer
Mitch Easter Engineer
Rudi Ekstein Engineer
Kim Gannon Composer
David Glasser Mastering
Walter Kent Composer
Jody King Engineer
Marty Lester Engineer
Lloyd Maines Producer
Jim Nunally Engineer
Mollie O'Brien Arranger
Alan O'Bryant Producer
Barry Poss Producer
Mark Williams Engineer
Bradley Hartman Engineer
Don Rigsby Contributor
Chris Thile Arranger
Billy Wolf Engineer
Sue Meyer Cover Art
D. Kent Thompson Cover Photo
Mark Anthony Williams Engineer
Richard Ashman Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic showcase holiday sampler of their 1996 talent

    This record label has an impressive lineup of artists in their roster, and "Tinsel Tunes," released in August, 1996, is a fantastic showcase holiday sampler of the label’s collective talent at that time. Each musician or band brings their signature sound to their chosen piece. Take Chris Thile's reflective "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella," for example. Or Sammy Bush's hotly picked "Sleigh Ride." Being a big mandolin fan, these instrumentals gave me considerable listening pleasure. The eclectic nature of this album will surely hit home with music lovers during the holiday season. There's simply great singing and musicianship throughout. When you take groups with the caliber of Psychograss, which is more typically known for its firely and feisty playing, you'll be amazed by the rendition of their slow, inspired "On a Quiet Night." The eclectic Tinsel Tunes brings us bluegrass, newgrass, gospel, country and swing. This is not solely "drumless" acoustic music. The album opens with Chris Hillman's country-styled "Blue Christmas Lights," and the project closes on a similar electric vein. There's Don Dixon's classic rock interpretation of "Every Day Will be Like a Holiday," with electronic organ. Then, Chesapeake's "Christmas Swing" brings us steel guitar to get our bells jingling. Great variety! The record label has another nice holiday project out also called “Sugar Plums: Holiday Treats from Sugar Hill (SUG-CD-3796).” (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)

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