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Merry Texas Christmas Y'All
Asleep at the Wheel
Merry Texas Christmas Y'All
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

If you don't believe they do things differently in the Lone Star State, just take a listen to this swinging slice of a honky-tonk holiday, presented by Texas's premier Western swing band. Asleep at the Wheel amp up a passe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Asleep at the Wheel
Title: Merry Texas Christmas Y'All
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Highstreet
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Re-Release Date: 9/30/1997
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Classic Country, Western Swing, Neotraditional, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 729021035524, 755174667428

Synopsis

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If you don't believe they do things differently in the Lone Star State, just take a listen to this swinging slice of a honky-tonk holiday, presented by Texas's premier Western swing band. Asleep at the Wheel amp up a passel of traditional holiday faves, with slightly altered titles like "Swingin' Drummer Boy" and "Swingin' Silent Night" indicating the good-time feel that permeates the whole set (even the potentially downtrodden "Xmas in Jail"). Compadre Willie Nelson even drops in to add his always-recognizable vocals to "Pretty Paper." Spice up any Christmas party with a Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all--and why not sneak a little tequila into the eggnog while you're at it.--David Sprague

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Great, upbeat CD
Brian Bosh | Albuquerque, NM United States | 12/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even as a non-country fan, I still enjoyed this bands up-beat and happy sound. If only it had been longer..."
Excellent, upbeat and perfect for a happy season!
Brian Bosh | 12/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the happiest, most upbeat Christmas music I've ever heard. It'll bring a smile to your face instantly."
Upbeat swinging Christmas, Texas style
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 10/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is not one of those deadly-serious Christmas albums (which I also enjoy but in a different way) - it is obviously intended as a party album and makes ideal background music for Christmas.Many of the songs will be familiar, but some are given new treatments, like Swingin' drummer boy and Swingin' silent night.The set opens with a great version of Feliz Navidad, on which Ray Benson is joined by Tish Hinojosa (a brilliant but vastly under-rated singer) continuing with an amusing look at Christmas in jail and maintaining a light-hearted approach throughout. Fellow Texan Willie Nelson is featured on a couple of duets.I always think that this type of album must be the hardest to record - it would be very easy to end up with something mediocre, but Ray and the boys have shown, once again, that it's possible to record an album of high quality which is also FUN."