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Wassail! Wassail! Early American Christmas Music
Revels Players
Wassail! Wassail! Early American Christmas Music
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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A beautiful and spirited collection of traditional North American winter solstice music, guaranteed to warm any winter evening. Legendary Kentucky folksinger Jean Ritchie lends her voice and dulcimer to the Revels chorus!

      
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All Artists: Revels Players
Title: Wassail! Wassail! Early American Christmas Music
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Revels Records
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Traditional Folk, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 738871108227, 738871108241

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A beautiful and spirited collection of traditional North American winter solstice music, guaranteed to warm any winter evening. Legendary Kentucky folksinger Jean Ritchie lends her voice and dulcimer to the Revels chorus!

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CD Reviews

An excellent American Christmas album
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 11/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With John Langstaff and Jean Ritchie's names on the front, any folk music fan should know that this is an album to grab. While there is a Christmas theme to the album several pieces are not seasonal - The Young Convert (a Sacred Harp number), Shall We Gather at the River? (turn of the century gospel), I Will Bow and Be Simple (Shaker). My favorite track is Wondrous Love from Kentucky Harmony - a song a am frustrated is so little known.This album presents a broad spectrum of the American folk cultures. They are performed well, as one always expects with Langstaff's projects. But most importantly, the performers clearly love the material they perform and want you to have as much fun listening as they have performing."
Fantastic, robust, enthusiastic and moving music
M. J. Smith | 01/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find this album to be an exciting and moving holiday cd. The singing is robust, lively, exciting and fun. It is both moving and rejuvinating. A must for the Christmas season."
My Favorite Revels Album
F. Lowell | Highland Mills, NY USA | 12/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I truly love the Christmas Revels. They evoke a spirit of Christmas seldom found anymore. I find this especially true of Wassail! Wassail! perhaps because it is from the roots of our American culture. From the Native American carol to the Kentucky clog dancing, this CD is sure to get you ready for Christmas!"