Vol. 3: 'Tis the Season

Vol. 3: 'Tis the Season

by Jamie deRoy
     
 

Variety show and TV performer Jamie deRoy continues her series where she features her friends in different vocal settings based on an overall album theme. This time deRoy takes advantage of the Christmas season to headline another group of her very talented friends. These performers are among the cream of singers from cabaret, Broadway musical, and variety stages. Of… See more details below

Overview

Variety show and TV performer Jamie deRoy continues her series where she features her friends in different vocal settings based on an overall album theme. This time deRoy takes advantage of the Christmas season to headline another group of her very talented friends. These performers are among the cream of singers from cabaret, Broadway musical, and variety stages. Of the three excellent volumes released, this one stands out. It would be easy to attribute that status to the Christmas content, but it goes beyond just content. The arrangements, the presentations, and the ability and grand assortment of the performers deRoy has gathered for this CD make this not only one of the finer vocal albums celebrating the holiday season extant, but a wonderful vocal album regardless of theme. Whether it be "Winter Wonderland" done by Kim Cea and Jerry Dixon over the swinging violin of Bob Mastro or the Elizabethan-sonnet-like rendition of the parody "The Twelve Days After Christmas" by Dee Hoty, everything resonates with cheerfulness and gaiety mixed with the proper respect for the time of the year. Sal Viviano's version of "The Christmas Song" may not make us throw out Nat "King" Cole's version, but it's a nice one to have next to Cole's in one's Christmas music collection. In the "not so familiar song, but why isn't it" category is "Remember" by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, a pure story of nostalgia if there ever was one. The imitable Sally Kellerman adds a sultry "Santa Baby" for a touch of spice. There is not a deficient cut among the 16 on this CD, which makes this album highly recommended for any time of the year.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Harbinger
UPC:
0632433190326
catalogNumber:
1903

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Tracks

  1. Carol of the Bells  -  Accidentals
  2. The Christmas Song  - Sal Viviano
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town  - Stephanie Pope
  4. It'll Be Christmas Before You Know It  - Billy Stritch
  5. My Grown-Up Christmas List  - Scott Coulter
  6. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer  - K.T. Sullivan
  7. Silver Bells  - Jamie deRoy
  8. Remember  -  New York City Gay Men's Chorus
  9. River  - Anne Runolfsson
  10. The Twelve Days After Christmas  - Dee Hoty
  11. Just in Time for Christmas  - Craig Rubano
  12. Santa Baby  - Sally Kellerman
  13. Winter Wonderland  - Kim Cea
  14. The Little Drummer Boy  - Jeff Harnar
  15. A Hometown Christmas Postcard  - Deborah Tranelli
  16. White Christmas  - Melanie Vaughan

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jamie deRoy   Primary Artist,Vocals
Billy Stritch   Piano,Vocals
New York City Gay Men's Chorus   Track Performer
K.T. Sullivan   Vocals
Rex Benicasa   Percussion,Drums
Emily Bindiger   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Dixon   Vocals
Margaret Dorn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Kevin Kuhn   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Paul Ostermayer   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
John Redsecker   Drums
Paul Rolnick   Background Vocals
Ed Smith   Drums
Deborah Tranelli   Vocals
Jeff Waxman   Piano
Lawrence Yurman   Piano
Jim Vincent   Vocals,Group
Todd Johnson   Vocals,Group
Sally Kellerman   Vocals
Jeff Harnar   Vocals
Billy Mitchell   Vocals
Eric Michael Gillett   Vocals
Anne Runolfsson   Vocals
Susan Panny   French Horn
Bob Mastro   Violin
Sylvia Davanzo   Violin
Philip Fortenberry   Piano
Dee Hoty   Vocals
Daryl Kojak   Piano
Douglas Romoff   Bass,Electric Bass
Dennis Deal   Vocals,Group
Melanie Vaughan   Vocals
Accidentals   Track Performer
Lisa Asher   Vocals
Shelly Markham   Piano
Darwin Gross   Drums
Michael Orland   Piano,Rhythm
André Pelletier   Group
Pauline Kim   Violin
Tim Christensen   Bass
Sal Viviano   Vocals
George Wurzbach   Accordion
David Gaines   Piano
Richard Sarpola   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Craig Rubano   Track Performer
Billy Mitchell Group   Group
Kim Cea   Vocals
Stephanie Pope   Vocals
Scott Coulter   Vocals
Mellisa Carrion   Background Vocals
Shannon Carson   Background Vocals
Kenny Dybisz   Flute
Tabbatha Ferguson   Background Vocals
James Followell   Background Vocals
Wanda Glowacka   Cello
Loana Guenova   Violin
Maria Hedin   Background Vocals
Adam Hyman   Viola
Elliot Mason   Trombone
Sarra Mazur   Background Vocals
Members Of The Young Peoples Theatre Project   Background Vocals
Daryl Rothman   Background Vocals
Marco Brehm   Bass
Marcia Pelletiere   Vocals
Chad Smith   Bassoon

Technical Credits

Billy Stritch   Arranger
Paul Rolnick   Producer
Alan Silverman   Mastering
Jeff Waxman   Arranger
Lawrence Yurman   Arranger
Tom Kochan   Orchestration
Dan Lawrence   Engineer
Lanny Meyers   Orchestration
Peter J. Wilhousky   Arranger
LuAnn Graffeo   Graphic Design
Philip Fortenberry   Arranger
Barry Kleinbort   Liner Notes
Daryl Kojak   Arranger
Brian Lasser   Arranger
Shelly Markham   Arranger
Michael Orland   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Producer
Danny Hopler   Engineer
David Gaines   Orchestration
Jamie deRoy   Executive Producer
Rod Hausen   Arranger
Steve Sweeting   Arranger

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