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Wayne’s Music 22/23 December 2012.  Christmas Music.

Christmas In The Sand            that’s a song from Colbie Caillat  that we can understand in New Zealand – Christmas In The Sand, since many kiwi families celebrate Christmas at or near a beach. Colbie’s from Malibu, California, so she knows all about sun, sea, and shore.  This is the title  track on her third album. 

Christmas Song             from 25 Years of A very Special Christmas collection  - this year’s edition  here’s The Dave Matthew’s Band.

 Red Suited Super-man           here’s one from Rod Stewart’s latest Christmas outing with about five duets on the album, one of which is with Karise Eden featuring Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. 

 Baby It’s Cold Outside             Sharon Von Etten teams up with Rufus Wainright (maybe it’s the other way around) … anyway, here’s a very classy rendition I think of Frank Loesser’s Baby It’s Cold Outside.

Hard Candy Christmas            Tracy Thorn of Anything But The Girl fame and I notice that her collaborator in that group Ben Watts features on her Christmas collection “Tinsel and Light”. 

Someday                 from one of our feature albums this weekend, Tim Hockenberry sings “Someday” with The Trans Siberian orchestra from the album “Dreams Of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)”.

Christmas Time At Home                 Rhonda Vincent sings and plays the mandolin on her Beautiful Star Christmas Collection  - a song for all those spending Christmas time at home.    

Happy Christmas (War is Over)                  Sense Field  - this will always be John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Christmas song, but I love this version by Sense Field, the Californian Rock Band. 

Adeste Fideles                 Chloe Agnew is the lead singer with Celtic Woman on this traditional Christmas carol Adeste Fideles. 

All I need Is Love            from his Magic Moment here’s Cee Lo Green with  “The Muppets”. 

A Holly Jolly Christmas           Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood ) – the Nashville trio with the opening track on their first studio Christmas album  “On This Winter’s Night”. 

Oh Holy Night                  Katherine Jenkins the Welsh Lyric Mezzo-soprano – with something more traditional now.  She’s well known as the singer of The Home Nations Anthem at Welsh Rugby Matches ,

Something In The Air       Grayson Sanders and Jono, featuring Lauriana Mae.  

Little Drummer Boy                  Kitaro         

Wayne’s Music Sunday 23 December 2012.  Christmas Music  PART ONE

 It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas                           Canadian crooner Michael Buble working with Producer David Foster who guided and arranged the first album of standards back in 2003.       

 I Had A Memory              Erika Jerry sings with The trans-Siberian orchestra, one of our feature Christmas releases this week.

May Everyday be Christmas          irma Thomas with the Preservation Jazz Hall Band – they call her the “soul queen of New Orleans” …

Please Come Home For Christmas              something from the Special Acoustic Christmas set now … this is Willie Nelson’s interpretation of Please Come Home For Christmas. 


Sunshine Christmas               we hope the sun will shine on the Big day on Monday … that’s an old favourite for a down under Christmas from The Three Chord Wonders 

 I Want You For Christmas      a redo of The Band’s biggest hit – Cheap Trick recorded it for the 25th anniversary edition of A very Special Christmas album  to support Special Olympics.

The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot  A Girl Called Eddy – the American soul/pop singer writer from New Jersey – Erin Moran still resides in England as far as I know.

The Gift                  here’s another cut from one of our feature albums called “A Farmhouse Christmas “ was released last year by Joey and Rory Feek . 

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?                   Rod Stewart with Ella Fitzgerald - the first Christmas album of his five decade long career.

The Christmas Spirit                 if you haven’t got the Christmas spirit yet – this may help!  Johnny Cash goes around the world seeking The Christmas Spirit. 

 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas     Freedy Johnston A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of nowhere in the early '90s and quickly established himself as one of the most acclaimed new singer/songwriters of the day.

Time You Should Be Sleeping                  Georgia Napolitano sings with The Trans-Siberian orchestra (another of our feature releases this weekend). 

Senor Santa (Mister Santa)            Y La Bamba

Bring Back The Spirit Of Christmas  Australian media personality Bert Newton `recorded this with Debney Park High School Choir – a long time ago … whatever happened to the spirit of Christmas he asks? 

The Secret Of Christmas           the late Susannah McCorkle was one of the finest singers of her generation – she had that ability to convey a wide range of emotions. 

 O Come All ye Faithful                  The Royal Philharmonic orchestra, Chorus and Boys Choir conducted by Peter Knight.