Local Musicians Perform 19 Traditional & Original Holiday Songs. Proceeds benefit the Lambertville Historical Society.
For six years now, the Lambertville Historical Society has proudly brought the music of our neighbors into your homes. Happy holidays and all the best in 2017 from your friends in Lambertville!
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- “Now It’s Christmas Day” – The Shackers
Vocals: Cate Mahoney, Amy Raditz, Kati Kertesz; Guitar: Rob (Retro) Weisenborn; Bass: Jason (Jason) Bonthron; Drummer: Pat (Sticks) McSherry; Guitar: Bill (Captain) Kershaw; Vocals, keyboard: John (Keys) P. Flynn; Keyboards: Pier Giacalone. Music and lyrics by John P. Flynn. Recorded by: Pier Giacalone, Hopetown Sound Recording, Carversville, PA; John Sonntag, Thunder Pumpkin Recording, Lambertville, NJ.
- “Hallelujah” – 4-SHES
Vocals: Cheryl Wnek, Amy Raditz, Sue Jaques, Beverly Jaques; Lyrics and Music by Leonard Cohen; Arrangement by Deke Sharon and Sue Jaques. Recorded and mastered by Matthew Rybinski of Hagens Recording Studio, Princeton, NJ.
3. “Nevertheless It’s Christmas” – Santa P and the Elves
Musicians: Thomas Florek, Joe Bezek, Doug Gentile, Larry Wohl, Mary Michaels, Jung Aa Moon, Laurie Papell, Judy Marchand, Audrey Byrnes, Trish Barby, Debbie Pisacreta, Shelley Lightman, Marcia Tucker, Sean Tucker. Song composers: T. Florek, R. Mehren.
- “A Children’s Winter” – Mary Barry Freedman
Lead vocal, guitar: Mary Barry Freedman; Harmony vocals: Geri Brooks, Mara Levine; Nyckelharpa: Bronwyn Bird; Guitar and mandolin: Bob Harris; Recorded and produced by Bob Harris at Ampersand Records, Bridgewater, NJ. Written by Dermot O’Reilly (CMMRA).
- “Run Rudolph Run” – The Back Porch Jugband
Vocals, dobro: John LaSala; Guitars: Gary P. Cohen; Washtub bass: Mark Toman. Written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie.
- “The Friendly Beasts / Ingers Brudvals Medley” – The Birdhouse Center for the Arts Presents the Not Just Nyckelharpa Orchestra
Vocals: Reece Arbizu, Talon Arbizu, Willow Nawn, Fiona Rantil; Nyckelharpa and vocals: Bronwyn Bird; Nyckelharpa: Sylvia Barrantes, Doug Oines, Lotta Rantil, Diana Risel; Bass Concertina: Lauren Bird; Foot Bass: Michael Bird: Guitar: Justin Nawn; Concertina: AnnaLee Pauls. “Ingers Brudvals” written by Pelle Svensson.
- “When a Babe Loved a Manger” – Brad Staudle and the Five Wise Men
Words: “When a Man Loves a Woman,”; Music: “Away In a Manger”; Concept: Barry Peterson; Vocals: Brad Staudle; Piano and organ: Pete De Meo; Electric guitar: JB Kline; Acoustic guitar: Barry Peterson; Bass: Courtney Colletti; Percussion: Jim Davidson.
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – The Jane Paul Project
Vocals: Jane Paul; Guitar: David Paul. Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Arrangement by David Paul. Produced and engineered by John Sonntag; Recorded at Thunder Pumpkin Studios, Lambertville, NJ.
- “Deck the Halls” – Laurie Vosburg with JB Kline and the Fa La La La La’s
Lead vocals: Laurie Vosburg; Electric guitar, vocals: JB Kline; Vocals, harmonica: Kevin Kennedy; Bass guitar, vocals: Benj Janyszeski; Drums, percussion, vocals: Mike LuBrano; Vocals: Chris Chadwick, Sher Chadwick; Bass guitar: Joe Hosey. Recorded and produced by Joe Hosey, River Dog Recording, Lambertville, NJ.
- “The Gift” – Spirit LIVE Orchestre
Lead vocals, chimes: Amala Viola; Vocals, silver flute, tiny chimes, taal hand cymbals: Claudia Reeves ~ Claujé; Vocals, tenor recorder: Allison Brown; Vocals, classical guitar: Jeffrey Fadden; Bass Guitar: David Paller; Egyptian darbuka drum: Jim Davidson; Keyboard, recording engineer: Peter Elston. Music by Peter Elston, lyrics by Carolyn “Amala” Viola. Recorded at Mountain Point Studio, Ringoes, NJ.
- “Winter Awakening” – River Speak
Mandolin, pennywhistle, bell: Allison Brown; Guitar and arrangement: Barry Peterson; Viola, violin and arrangement: Nancy Anne Brown; Frame drum: Jim Davidson. Written by Allison Brown. Recorded and edited by Jim Davidson.
- “Forest Raised a Christmas Tree / Shchedryk Medley” – Pyrenesia
Violin: Daniella Fischetti; Bass: Pat Knapp; Accordion: Tony Kovatch; Guitar: Alan Rigoletto.
- “Wishing it Will be a Merry Christmas” – Pat Foran
Written and performed by Pat Foran.
- “Christmas Kitty Ditty” – The Maebells
Guitar, vocals and bells: Allison Brown; Mandolin and vocals: Jannie Mae Kelly; Fiddle: Nancy Shill. Written by Allison Brown and Jim Davidson.
- “I Wonder as I Wander” – Chris Chadwick
Vocals: Chris Chadwick; Guitar: Jeff Fadden. Music and lyrics by John Jacob Niles.
- “Please Come Home for Christmas” – Café Mocha
Vocal: Michele Crefeld; Guitars: Gary P. Cohen. Written by Charles Brown.
- “Nothin’ For Christmas” – John Beacher
Written, composed and performed by John Beacher; Mixed by Justin Pope.
- “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – Barry Peterson
Acoustic guitar: Barry Peterson; Written by J. S. Bach, 1723; Arranged by Barry Peterson (from a piano treatment by George Winston).
- “I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday” – The Receptors
Guitars, keyboard, vocal: Howard Paul Dreskin; Drums: Jonathan Lamson; Bass guitar: Benj Janyszeski. Written by Roy Wood.
The CD was mastered by Gary P. Cohen.
Jacket design: Steve Wolock, River Graphics, www.rivergraphics.net.
Cover photo by Scott Riether, www.estatik.com.