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Christmas Island
Leon Redbone
Christmas Island
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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The distinctive stylist Leon Redbone has kept much of America's blues and jazz music alive with his foggy baritone voice and understated manner. And that's what you get on Christmas Island; mostly popular standards, with t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Leon Redbone
Title: Christmas Island
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Private Music
Release Date: 10/17/1989
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Nostalgia, Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Folk Rock, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 010058206125

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The distinctive stylist Leon Redbone has kept much of America's blues and jazz music alive with his foggy baritone voice and understated manner. And that's what you get on Christmas Island; mostly popular standards, with the exception of "That Old Christmas Moon," "Christmas Ball Blues," and "Kitty Cats' Christmas,"--a captivating calypso original penned by Leon and Blake Redbone. Dr. John joins in for a soulful and lively rendition of "Frosty The Snowman," while Redbone dutifully covers both "White" and "Blue" Christmas, "Let It Snow," and "Winter Wonderland." But a highlight you won't want to miss is his version of "Toyland," sung with what can best be described as Redbone passion, embracing dashes of longing, nostalgia, and pleasure as deep as the voice that breathes life into a song about every kid's Christmas fantasy.--Martin Keller

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A Quirky and Pleasurable Holiday Treasure
Heather LaRee Carter | Central Coast, California | 12/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I smile hearing Leon Redbone's wonderful voice - so full of fun and a wink. Easy listening that never gets old for us. The tune that includes (the equally quirky) Dr. John only adds to this wonderfully unique cd! Love it, Love it, Love it every Christmas season for the past 20 years!"
The perfect Christmas album
Brookins | Santa Monica, CA United States | 01/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll admit to some minor bias thanks to my Dad, who loved Leon Redbone, so I grew up listening to his hip, smooth, liquid gold voice. But a Leon Redbone Christmas album? It doesn't get any better than that. His saucy, irreverent, bluesy style is a perfect fit for a holiday album, and there is no better song for Christmas than Christmas Island....though That Old Christmas Moon comes a close second.

It's just not Christmas at my house without this album. It holds its own against the big classics at our house like Johnny Mathis, Elvis and the White Christmas film soundtrack. A "new" classic through and through, great for children and adults alike. I dare you not to grin through his rendition of Frosty the Snowman with co-vocals by Dr. John...even after all these years, I can't do it!"
Leon Redbone
P. Roberts | Maryville, TN | 02/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have always liked his unique sound and he came through again with his own brand of Chritmas Music."