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Christmas Gonzo Style
Jerry Jeff Walker
Christmas Gonzo Style
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Jerry Jeff Walker's got the right idea about Christmas music. As he writes in his fun and memorable liner notes, "When we finally decided it was time to do a Christmas album, we had two thoughts in mind: it should be fun, ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jerry Jeff Walker
Title: Christmas Gonzo Style
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 10/18/1994
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Outlaw Country, Holiday & Wedding, Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431031229, 014431031243

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Jerry Jeff Walker's got the right idea about Christmas music. As he writes in his fun and memorable liner notes, "When we finally decided it was time to do a Christmas album, we had two thoughts in mind: it should be fun, and it should have sleigh bells!" Walker's always had the corner on a peculiar brand of country-rock pathos that cuts right to listeners' pleasure centers. Maybe it's his no-Nashville-nonsense attitude or his Everyman voice (thin and fragile enough in its satisfying imperfection, but effective enough to make you want to sing along). Whatever the reason, Walker delivers a fairly pleasant down-home mixture of songs arranged with old-fashioned country trappings and few gaudy embellishments. What's more, when was the last time you heard the "Twelve Days of Christmas" retooled to reflect a cowboy's wish list (two pairs of boots, dancin' ladies, prancin' horses, buckin' bulls, cowboy shirts, and five cans of beans)? Almost makes a guy want to move to Texas. --Martin Keller

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Now, This is Fun
T. Burke | PA USA | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a must for JJW fans, but virtually anyone will enjoy it. In his trademark laid-back style, Jerry Jeff presents many of the old standards, but somehow manages to make each one refreshing. A few of the lyrics have been "tweaked", making them a little more Western, a litle more bawdy and a lot more fun. But even the songs delivered straight sound fresh. All in all, listening to this project feels like being invited into JJW's living room on a holiday evening to be entertained by him and some very talented (and fun) friends."