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|Eddie Lawrence, Nrbq, Soloman Burke|
Christmas Party With Eddie G
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical
Eddie G. ("no relation to Kenny," as his liner notes emphasize) is a Hollywood comedy writer who gained some notoriety for his annual made-for-friends Christmas tapes. In 1990, Columbia released one of his tapes on CD, and... more »
Eddie G. ("no relation to Kenny," as his liner notes emphasize) is a Hollywood comedy writer who gained some notoriety for his annual made-for-friends Christmas tapes. In 1990, Columbia released one of his tapes on CD, and it remains among the finest Christmas compilations on the market. Highlights include such delights as Detroit Junior's rockin' "Christmas Day," the Skeletons' innovative blend of "Do You Hear What I Hear" with the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" (taking up where the Ventures left off on their Christmas LP), and terrific contributions from Foghat (yes, Foghat!), Louis Prima, and George Jones & Tammy Wynette, who are oh-so-fine on "Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus." Devotees still long for volume two. --Bill Holdship
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F. Kelly | Atlanta, GA USA | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the ten years I've owned this CD I've never found one to touch it. If the only unique track on it was "Do You Hear What I Hear/You Really Got Me" it would be worth buying -- but it doesn't stop there. Even the goofy little interpolations (the Old Philosopher and various old radio commercials) are tremendous. Get it and don't ever lend it to anyone (I almost lost mine)!"
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Charles C. Fensch | El Paso, TX United States | 12/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a collector of unusual music, this one ranks as one of the best collages of Christmas music. From beatnik bop to zydeco, blues and flat out comedy, Christmas Party with Eddie G. has some excellent nuggets. If you like raising a few eyebrows, this one will do it. Find it!"
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Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 12/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On this CD, Christmas music collector Eddie Gorodetsky compiles some of his favorite rare Christmas records. There are a lot of great songs here, plus unlisted Christmas radio spots before some of the songs. Also, there are fake "outtakes" from a Three Stooges Christmas recording session, where they attempt to record "The 12 Days of Christmas" (hilarious!). But the main reason to get this CD is for the rare songs, most of which are great. Styles represented here include blues, novelty, lounge, swing, R&B, beatnik, rock, soul, cajun, country and others. Recommended to fans of Christmas music."