Well, we’ve been away for awhile, but we’re back for Christmas 2016 with 11 new free MP3 downloads:
- First up is the return of Billy Gorilly with a funky honky-tonk rendition of Deck The Halls. Fun stuff!
- Then, a fresh arrangement of Love Is A Christmas Rose from singer/songwriter Piney Gir.
- Up third: Remember that weird-but-wonderful duet between Bing Crosby and David Bowie from back in the Seventies? Blue Skies For Black Hearts takes their turn with Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy.
- Next up is Frank Shiner with his rendition of Please Come Home for Christmas. All of the proceeds from the single are being donated to the military charity, Full Circle Home…which helps servicemen & women send Christmas packages to their loved ones back home to let them know they are thinking of them. Over 18,000 packages have been sent by this volunteer organization which was started by two women whose sons are in the military.
- Up next is a really interesting treatment of Silent Night by Magnuson. It turns the traditional melody a bit more minor, which is slightly disconcerting at first…but then, you realize that it works quite well, and the arrangement becomes quite powerful, and some of the minor treatment resolves a bit by the end as well.
- We follow that up with a fun rockabilly piece called That Christmas Feeling by Ohio-based songster/guitarist Jim Bush.
- Next up is Israel with a soulful take on This Christmas.
- After that, a romantic take on Christmas from Andrew Joslyn & The Local Strangers on Under Mistletoe.
- Next, we have Karma with What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?
- Then, Sofia Talvik returns from Sweden once again with her Americana touch on the song When It Rains on Christmas Day.
- And, finally!…Philly Soul powerhouse Bunny Sigler wraps up this great update with his brand-new arrangement of White Christmas.
That’s all for this time. If more songs come in that we think you’d enjoy, we’ll certainly pass ’em along!
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