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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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. ssjaques@comcast.net 

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. timothy.angst@shrsd.org

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. barrywritesyou@gmail.com

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. barrywritesyou@gmail.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. bluemoneycz@gmail.com 

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. hdreskin@comcast.net

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. gpc2@comcast.net

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! sings519@yahoo.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.