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Dusty does Christmas! 12 songs about our favourite time of year ranging from country to rockabilly - and from traditional carols to blues.
"A Dusty Christmas" has something for everyone: a blues shuffle version of "Jingle Bells", fun Christmas rockabilly, sad Christmas blues, Santa humour with a light calypso feel, an instrumental version of "What Child Is This".
A Dusty Christmas Album: $12.00 Canadian ($10.00 US)
What Child Is This Instrumental (2:12): A beautiful guitar/keyboard instrumental version of this classic Christmas carol, with a medieval jazz flavour. Very lush and traditional sounding.
Deep Winter Blues (2:26): It's been a long, cold December, the worst I can remember / everybody I know has got the flu... Whimsical country blues about winters that last too long. About half-way between blues and country with a touch of Vaudeville flavour.
Under The Mistletoe (3:19): Well, lately Baby's acting cold as ice / so I went to see old Santa for advice... Getting his baby back with a little advice from Santa. Fast, fun Christmas rockabilly with a 50s feel.
Jingle Bell Blues (4:23): J- J- Jingle bells... Jingle Bells done the Dusty way - as a rockin' blues shuffle with hints of Elvis in the vocals. Dash through the snow to get this one! (Do you remember the second verse?)
Milk And Cookie Blues (2:32): Milk and cookies all night long / Santa should have known there was something wrong… Even Santa has his problems! Fun Christmas light country rock with a 50s feel. Check out the YouTube video (in collaboration with Dave Millard).
First Christmas Alone (3:40): No tree, no decorations, no stockings hung with care / I can't see the point when nobody's there... Sadness at Christmastime is so much harder to bear. This slow ballad is somewhere between country and "tin-pan alley", with some 50s overtones.
Under My Tree (2:41): This year I'm not hanging up my stocking / I don't need no presents, you see… Santa provides a happy ending in light-hearted Christmas pop-rock vocal with a medium-fast, rather driving beat.
Merry Christmas Blues (3:35): Merry Christmas, pretty baby / have a happy new year... Something very different for Christmas: Sad and funky song about lost love at Christmas in slow B.B. King-style blues. Dusty gets a chance to unlimber his "inner blues picker".
Santa Ain't Coming (2:27): Up at the north pole there's some real bad news / Santa's closed up his shop and laid offf the crew... Don't like the way things are going in the world today? Neither does Santa! Humourous Christmas ditty with light calypso feel.
The Quiet Manger (2:48): Slow, semi-classical Christmas guitar instrumental with a medieval, almost Byzantine feel. Pretty, smooth and yet mysterious, with a suggestion of harpsichord. Based on Luke 2:7.
The Magi (3:25): Slow and dignified Christmas instrumental with a mystical, middle-eastern feel. Celebrating the journey of the Magi (the three kings), the music evokes images of trekking across the desert, following a distant star.
Silent Night Instrumental (4:46): Extended waltz-time guitar version of this classic Christmas carol, slow and melodic. Varying guitar tones finish with twin guitars weaving in and out of the melody.
"A Dusty Christmas" album performed, arranged, produced, manufactured, and distributed by R.J. Woods Productions. "What Child Is This", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night" traditional melodies, arrangements ©2000 Ronald J. Woods, all rights reserved. All other songs ©2000 Ronald J. Woods, al rights reserved. This compilation ©2000 R.J. Woods, all rights reserved. Graphic design and graphics ©2000 Dustwood Media, all rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Made in Canada.
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