Our 2019 Holiday CD Fundraiser!

Local Musicians Perform 26 Traditional & Original Holiday Songs. Proceeds benefit the Lambertville Historical Society.

For eight years, the Lambertville Historical Society has proudly brought the music of our neighbors into your homes. Happy holidays and all the best in 2020 from your friends in Lambertville!

Buy the CD (or CDs from previous years) here with a credit card or PayPal account and we will mail you a copy promptly. If you are a friend of one of the artists, enter the name in the Artist’s Name field so they can feel the love.

Or…. stop by one of these Lambertville shops to purchase one or more: Blue Raccoon, Lambertville Trading Company, Bucks Coffee, J.B. Kline Music, Tirpoks, More Than Q BBQ.

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*** Note: this year’s CD has mp3 files because there are so many tracks. Older CD players may not play mp3’s–if your CD player doesn’t play the tracks, email us and tell us either to 1) email you a link to download the songs so you can play them on your computer/phone, or 2) promptly send you a double-CD with the songs formatted in traditional audio file format.

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1. “O Holy Night” – Timothy Angst and the Lambertville Public School Chorus

Vocals: Timothy Angst; Guitar: Salvatore Repper: Written by Adolphe Adam; arranged by Timothy Angst and Salvatore Repper. Chorus: Melanie Alvarez, Lillianna Boyce, Maddison Leary, Angelina DeStefano, Quincy Douglas, Sara Greendorfer, Harper Hara, Juney Horsnall, Grace Horvath, Jordana Katz, Landon Katz, Connor Keyes, Erin O’Rourke, Lucy Spreen, Saoirse Tortorici, Alexander Vermitsky, Hailey Worthington. Recorded by John Sonntag, Thunder Pumpkin Recording, Lambertville. timothy.angst@shrsd.org

2. “Don’t Worry, Be Merry” – Brad Staudle and the Five Wise Men

Harmony vocals: Brad Staudle; Lead vocals and percussion: SiriOm Singh; Electric guitar: J.B. Kline; Bass: Courtney Colletti; Keyboards: Pete DeMeo; Acoustic guitar: Barry Peterson. Music by Bobby McFerrin, lyrics from “Deck the Halls.” Recorded and mixed by Joe Hosey, River Dog Studio, Lambertville. barrywritesyou@gmail.com

3. “One Voice” – 4-SHES

Vocals: Beverly Jaques, Sue Jaques, Amy Raditz, and Cheryl Wnek. Music and lyrics by Ruth Moody; arrangement by Sue Jaques. Recorded and mastered by Matthew Rybinski of Hagens Recording Studio, Princeton, NJ. ssjaques@comcast.net

4. “My Kind of Christmas” – The Shackers

Guitar: Rob (Retro) Weisenborn; Bass: Jason (Jason) Bonthron; Drummer: Pat (Sticks) McSherry; Guitar: Bill (Captain) Kershaw; Vocals, Keyboard, Sleigh Bells: John (Keys) P. Flynn; The Shack Holiday Singers: Kati Kertesz, Cate Mahoney, Amy Raditz, Paul Mirowsky. Written by John P. Flynn. Recorded at Hopetown Sound Recording, Carversville, PA with Pier Giacalone; Thunder Pumpkin Recording, Lambertville with John Sonntag. https://jpflynnmusic.com/

5. “Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle” – The Birdhouse Center Not Just Nyckelharpa Orchestra

Voice: Talon Arbizu; Voice: Reece Arbizu; Octave nyckelharpa and voice: Bronwyn Bird; Concertina and voice: Lauren Bird; Foot-Bass: Michael Bird; Voice: Mary Freedman; Fiddle: Lynn Goodman; Whistle: Pam Grunau; Hardanger fiddle: Mario Filippi; Flute and voice: Richard Finch; Voice: Larrissa Hopwood; Voice: Rowan Hopwood; Guitar, voice and audio engineering: Justin Nawn; Voice: Willow Nawn; Nyckelharpa: Doug Oines; Autoharp: AnnaLee Pauls; Nyckelharpa: Lotta Rantil; Voice: Olive Richards; Nyckelharpa: Diana Risel. www.birdhousecenter.org

6. “An Americana Roots Holiday Tune” – The Back Porch Jugband

Vocals: The Back Porch Jugband; Guitars, Woodrow: Gary Cohen; Dobro: John LaSala; Washtub Bass/Psaltery: Mark Toman; Fiddle/Harmonica: Gene Taylor. Traditional music with new lyrics by Gary Cohen. www.backporchjugband.com

7. “The Santa Claus Boogie” – Laurie Vosburg and the Fa La La La La’s

Lead vocals: Laurie Vosburg; Bass: Joe Hosey; Lead and slide guitar, background vocals, voice of Santa Claus: J.B. Kline; Drums: Pat (Sticks) McSherry; Keyboard, background vocals: Ed Wall; Background vocals: Chris Chadwick and Sher Chadwick. Written by Steve Ripley. Recorded at River Dog Studio, Lambertville; Produced and recorded by Joe Hosey. sings519@yahoo.com

8. “My Father Christmas” – Tod The Mod Ellis

Performed by Tod The Mod Ellis and friends. Written by Tod Ellis. todthemod69.te@gmail.com

9. “Let It Snow” – Pyrenesia

Guitar, vocals: Alan Rigoletto; Accordion: Anthony Kovatch; Bass: Daniel Manchester; Violin: Daniella Fischetti. Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. www.Pyrenesia.com

10. “Sleigh Rider” – Santa P and The Elves

Musicians: Joe Bezek, Tom Florek, Doug Gentile, Will Stone, Mary Michaels, Audrey Byrnes, Trish Barby, Camille Seefelt, Judith Marchand, Jennifer Chase, Debbie Wean, Sean Tucker, Marcia Tucker, Sam Tucker. Music by Jerry Goldstein. www.TomandDoug.com

11. “Winter Solstice Light” – Deva Troy

Vocals and guitar: Deva Troy; Piano: Rafael Soto-Gil. Written by Deva Troy. Recorded at Sweet Creek Studio, Ottsville, PA. www.facebook.com/devatroymusic

12. “Christmas Time” – Singularity

Vocals: Kristin Mount; Guitar: Bill Privette; Guitar: Kevin Byrnes; Bass: John Barby; Drums: Pitter Masterson; Special guest on guitar: J.B. Kline. Written by Kevin G. Byrnes. eulogon@aol.com

13. “SHINE” – SpiritLIVE Orchestre

Music and classical guitar: Jeffrey Fadden; Keyboard: Peter Elston; Lyrics and vocals: Ren Porter and Amala Viola; Lyrics, vocals and silver flute: Claudia Reeves; Electric guitar: Arlie Proctor; Davul drum made & played by Jim Davidson. Recorded by Peter Elston at Mountain Point Studio, Ringoes; Final mixing and mastering by Mike Lozinski, Windmill Studio, Sergeantsville. www.spiritlive.org

14. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Mike Pfeiffer and The Big Tree Band

Vocals/Guitar: Mike Pfeiffer; Drums: JC Lamson; Bass: Benj Janyszeski; Clarinet/Sax/Vocals: Michael Senatore. Written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. studiobigtree@gmail.com

15. “The Christmas Song” – Chris Chadwick

Performed by Chris Chadwick and Ed Wall. Written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé. cchadw@gmail.com

16. “The Fox that Came to Lambertville” – The Maebells

Vocals, guitar and lyrics adapted from “The Fox that Came to Town”: Allison Brown; Vocals and mandolin: Jannie Mae Kelly; Vocals and fiddle: Nancy Shill. Sound Engineering: Jim Davidson. allison.m.brown@comcast.net

17. “A Tender Shoot” – Mark Stewart

Voice and bouzouki: Mark Wilber Stewart. mstewartzook@gmail.com

18. “Mary, Did You Know?” – Suzan Bartels

Vocals: Suzan Bartels; Piano: George Sinkler; Bass: Mike Blair. Written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Green. suzanskylark@gmail.com

19. “Silent Night” – South Hunterdon Regional High School 2019-2020 Chamber Ensemble

Amanda Bober, James Breuer, Nicholas Gallegos, Gabe Stephens, Garrett Williamson. gabe.stephens@shrsd.org

20. “Just In Time for Christmas” – Christopher Howatt

Performed by Christopher Howatt. Written by David Friedman and David Zippel. candc1@aol.com

21. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”” – Café Mocha

Vocals: Michele Crefeld; Guitar: Gary Cohen; Fiddle/Harmonica: Gene Taylor. Written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. gpc2@comcast.net

22. “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” – Lonesome Coyote

Guitar and vocals: Gerard Dutka. Written by Frank Loesser. gbdutka@gmail.com

23. “Christmas Morning & Musevisa” – The Sympathetic Strings Trio

Nyckelharpa: Nancy Brown; Hardanger fiddle: Mario Filippi; Guitar: Justin Nawn. www.birdhousecenter.org

24. “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming” – Barry Peterson

German, 16th century Advent Carol performed by Barry Peterson. Recorded and mixed by Joe Hosey, River Dog Studio, Lambertville. barrywritesyou@gmail.com

25. “Eira” – Stephen DiJoseph

Written and performed by Stephen DiJoseph. www.stephendijoseph.com

26. “New Jersey Ballad” – Richard Jarboe

Lead vocal/Acoustic guitar: Richard Jarboe; All other instruments and background vocals: Robert Sands. Written by Richard Jarboe. https://richardjarboe.foliotek.me/

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.