Local Musicians Perform 21 Traditional & Original Holiday Songs. Proceeds benefit the Lambertville Historical Society.
For seven years, the Lambertville Historical Society has proudly brought the music of our neighbors into your homes. Happy holidays and all the best in 2018 from your friends in Lambertville!
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Or…. stop by one of these Lambertville shops to purchase one! Blue Raccoon, Lambertville Trading Company, Bucks Coffee, J.B. Kline Music, Tirpoks, City Market.
1. “Another Puppet for Love” – Santa P and the Elves
Musicians: Tom Florek, Joe Bezek, Doug Gentile, David Winograd, Mary Michaels, Laurie Pappell, Debbie Wean, Audrey Byrnes, Trish Barby, Judy Marchand, Jung Aa Moon, Marcia Tucker, Debbie Pisacreta, Shelley Lightman, Sean Tucker. Written by Joe Bezek and Tom Florek. www.TomandDoug.com
2. “Christmas Time is Here” – Pyrenesia
Guitar: Alan Rigoletto; Accordion: Anthony Kovatch; Bass: Dan Manchester; Violin: Daniella Fischetti. Written by Vince Guaraldi. www.Pyrenesia.com
3. “Nu är det Jul igen / Båtsman Däck” – The Birdhouse Center for the Arts Presents the Not Just Nyckelharpa Orchestra
Nyckelharpa/Vocals: Bronwyn Bird; Concertina: Lauren Bird; Foot bass: Michael Bird; Wood Flute/Whistle: Richard & Pam Finch; Hardanger Fiddle: Mario Filippi; Guitar, recording: Justin Nawn; Vocals: Willow Nawn; Nyckelharpa: Doug Oines; Autoharp, trumpet: AnnaLee Pauls; Nyckelharpa: Diana Risel; Nyckelharpa: Lotta Rantil: Vocals: Fiona Rantil. www.birdhousecenter.org
4. “The Lambertville CD” – Back Porch Jugband
Vocal, guitar, banjo: Gary Cohen; Dobro: John LaSala; Washtub bass, bowed psaltery, saw: Mark Toman. Based on “Winter Wonderland,” music by Felix Bernard. www.backporchjugband.com
5. “The Christmas Song” – 4-SHES
Vocals: Sue Jaques, Jane Paul, Amy Raditz, and Cheryl Wnek. Music and lyrics by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé; arrangement by Sue Jaques. Recorded and mastered by Matthew Rybinski of Hagens Recording Studio, Princeton, NJ. firstname.lastname@example.org
6. “Gesu Bambino” – The Lambertville Public School Girls Chorus and Friends
Tenor: Timothy Elliott; Guitar: Salvatore Repper; Lambertville Public School Girl’s Chorus: Madeline Dennis, Ava Duggan, Ashley Gonzalez-Terrazas, Grace Koziol, Kendall Lane, Fiona Larkin, Iris Li, Olivia Nemeth, Shelby Ruf, Cassidy Emilia Smith, Mary Sonntag, Hannah Sornstein, Sasha L. Vargas, and Lina Weiland. Written by Pietro Yon. Produced, Engineered and Mixed by John Sonntag. Recorded at Thunder Pumpkin Studios, Lambertville, NJ. email@example.com
7. “Lambertville: Song of Seasons” – Mary Barry Freedman
Lead vocal and guitar: Mary Barry Freedman; Bass: Adam Armstrong; Accordion: Bronwyn Bird; Mandolin: Bob Harris; Fiddle: Andy Leftwich. Lyrics: ©2018 Mary Barry Freedman; Traditional melody: “The Wexford Carol.” Recorded and produced by Bob Harris at Ampersand Records, Bridgewater, NJ. www.marybarrymusic.com
8. “What Child Is This?” – Brad Staudle and The Five Wise Men
Vocals: Brad Staudle; Electric guitar: J.B. Kline; Acoustic guitar, arrangement: Barry Peterson; Bass: Courtney Colletti; Keyboard and percussion: Pete De Meo; Percussion: Jim Davidson. Music: “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” by Holland–Dozier–Holland. Recorded and mixed by Joe Hosey, Riverdog Studio, Lambertville, NJ. firstname.lastname@example.org
9. “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” – The Jane Paul Project
Vocal: Jane Paul; Acoustic 12 string guitar: David Paul; Octave 12 string and acoustic guitars: John Sonntag. Music by John Baptiste Calkin; lyrics from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Produced, Engineered and Mixed by John Sonntag. Recorded at Thunder Pumpkin Studios, Lambertville, NJ. Jabitanta@verizon.net
10. “The True Christmas Way” – Pat Foran
Written and performed by Pat Foran. ©2018 Pat Foran. www.patforanmusic.com
11. “Balthasar’s Journey” – River Speak
Mandolin: Allison Brown; North African Tar frame drum and Egyptian Doumbek: Jim Davidson; Guitar: Barry Peterson; Silver Flute, metal key xylophone, Tingsha, shaker: Claudia Reeves. Composed by Allison Brown; arrangements by the musicians. RiverSpeak@jembe.com
12. “Run Rudolph Run” – Rocky & His Friends
Bass: Rocky Farrell; Drums & percussion: Mike Ratti; Acoustic & electric guitars, vocals: Peter Coccorese; National steel guitar, lead vocal: Randy Carone. Written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie. Engineered and mixed by Joe Hosey. Recorded at Riverdog Recording, Lambertville NJ. www.rockyandhisfriends.com
13. “What Would Jesus Say Today?” – Deva Troy
Deva Troy on Vocals and guitar: Deva Troy; Back-up vocals: Elena Marino; Mandolin: Pier Giacalone. Written by Deva Troy. www.facebook.com/devatroymusic
14. “Ave Maria” – Barry Peterson
Performed and arranged for guitar by Barry Peterson. Written by Franz Schubert. Recorded and mixed by Joe Hosey, Riverdog Studio, Lambertville, NJ. email@example.com
15. “They Had Joy” – Brooks Brothers Band
Musicians: Don Brooks, Rob Lewis (Brooks), Chris Zaic (Brooks). Performed, written and produced by The Brooks Brothers. firstname.lastname@example.org
16. “Winter Wanderings: Longest Night” – Spirit LIVE Orchestre
Opening and closing vocals/lyrics: Ren Porter; Verse vocals/lyrics, silver flute, Tingshaws: Claudia Reeves ~ Clauje ’; Druid Gorsedd prayer invocation & vocals: Carolyn “Amala” Viola; Tenor recorder: Allison Mansell Brown; Bass: David Paller; Acoustic guitar: Jeffrey Fadden; Handcrafted Hide Zulu Drum: Jim “Jimbe” Davidson; Keyboard, recording engineer: Peter Elston. Recorded at Mountain Point Studio, Ringoes, NJ. www.spiritLIVE.org
17. “My Virtual Christmas” – The Barcodes
Guitars, bass, vocals: Howard Paul Dreskin; Hand drum, shaker, tambourine: Jonathan Lamson; Air bass: Benj Janyszeski; Air guitar: Jack O’Donnel. Written by Howard Paul Dreskin ©2018. email@example.com
18. “In the Light” – Russell Norkevich
Performed and arranged by Russell Norkevich. Written by Jeff Matey. Recorded and mixed by Russell Norkevich at Rainbow Hill. www.facebook.com/russell.norkevich
19. “Love is Christmas” – Café Mocha
Vocal: Michele Crefeld; Guitar: Gary Cohen; Violin: Gene Taylor; Bass: Mark Baron. Written by Sara Bareilles. firstname.lastname@example.org
20. “The Little Drummer Boy” – Kenny Heller
Performed by Kenny Heller. Written by Katherine Kennicott Davis. Recorded by Jim Linden. Kwheller51@gmail.com
21. “Christmas in Dixie” – Laurie Vosburg Band
Lead Vocal/Harmony: Laurie Vosburg; Electric bass: Benj (The Benj) Janyszeski; Drums/percussion: Mike LuBrano; Lead-electric guitar: JB Kline; Lap steel, jingle bells: Joe Hosey. Written by Alabama. Recorded and mixed at River Dog Recording, Lambertville, NJ. This one’s for you Nancy Janyszeski! Merry Christmas! email@example.com
The CD was mastered by Gary P. Cohen.
Jacket design: Steve Wolock, River Graphics, www.rivergraphics.net.
Cover photo by Stephen Harris/River Town Creative, www.sph-photo.com.