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This Christmas album was recorded in the 95-degree heat of a Memphis summer, we thought it would be cool. The album is 100% Memphis, every musician, engineer, technician, and guest call Memphis home. Once again Mick Kolassa teamed up with Jeff Jensen to produce a fun filled and unique album. Combining some originals with Christmas classics the band put a Memphis spin on everything. Trust us, this ain't your daddy's jingle bells! The album opens with an introductory jam that tells the story of the making of the album - more or less. Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You is delivered in a very Memphis bluesified fashion. Then the band too Frosty the Snowman right down Beale Street in a Second Line kind of way. Mick's original The Best Christmas Ever is a fun and funky love song about a very special Christmas present. The blues classic Merry Christmas Baby is followed by a VERY different take on the previously unbluesy Jingle Bells - the band brought this song to Memphis in a big way! Winter Wonderland, which provides some lightness to the mix, is followed by Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, delivered with an R&B feeling and featuring Rick Steff on multiple key instruments - including a Mellotron. Mick's blues rocker Christmas Morning Blues is a story of a Christmas that fell victim to a classic blues problem. The album closes with Jeff's Christmas Jam, in which the musicians each take a shot at fitting a classic Christmas song into a 12 bar 1 4 5 shuffle. All in all, we hope this album is as much fun to listen to as it was to produce!
This Christmas album was recorded in the 95-degree heat of a Memphis summer, we thought it would be cool. The album is 100% Memphis, every musician, engineer, technician, and guest call Memphis home. Once again Mick Kolassa teamed up with Jeff Jensen to produce a fun filled and unique album. Combining some originals with Christmas classics the band put a Memphis spin on everything. Trust us, this ain't your daddy's jingle bells! The album opens with an introductory jam that tells the story of the making of the album - more or less. Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You is delivered in a very Memphis bluesified fashion. Then the band too Frosty the Snowman right down Beale Street in a Second Line kind of way. Mick's original The Best Christmas Ever is a fun and funky love song about a very special Christmas present. The blues classic Merry Christmas Baby is followed by a VERY different take on the previously unbluesy Jingle Bells - the band brought this song to Memphis in a big way! Winter Wonderland, which provides some lightness to the mix, is followed by Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, delivered with an R&B feeling and featuring Rick Steff on multiple key instruments - including a Mellotron. Mick's blues rocker Christmas Morning Blues is a story of a Christmas that fell victim to a classic blues problem. The album closes with Jeff's Christmas Jam, in which the musicians each take a shot at fitting a classic Christmas song into a 12 bar 1 4 5 shuffle. All in all, we hope this album is as much fun to listen to as it was to produce!
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Uncle Mick's Christmas Album
Artist: Mick Kolassa
Format: CD
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1. All I Want or Christmas Is You
2. Frosty the Snowman
3. The Best Christmas Ever

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This Christmas album was recorded in the 95-degree heat of a Memphis summer, we thought it would be cool. The album is 100% Memphis, every musician, engineer, technician, and guest call Memphis home. Once again Mick Kolassa teamed up with Jeff Jensen to produce a fun filled and unique album. Combining some originals with Christmas classics the band put a Memphis spin on everything. Trust us, this ain't your daddy's jingle bells! The album opens with an introductory jam that tells the story of the making of the album - more or less. Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You is delivered in a very Memphis bluesified fashion. Then the band too Frosty the Snowman right down Beale Street in a Second Line kind of way. Mick's original The Best Christmas Ever is a fun and funky love song about a very special Christmas present. The blues classic Merry Christmas Baby is followed by a VERY different take on the previously unbluesy Jingle Bells - the band brought this song to Memphis in a big way! Winter Wonderland, which provides some lightness to the mix, is followed by Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, delivered with an R&B feeling and featuring Rick Steff on multiple key instruments - including a Mellotron. Mick's blues rocker Christmas Morning Blues is a story of a Christmas that fell victim to a classic blues problem. The album closes with Jeff's Christmas Jam, in which the musicians each take a shot at fitting a classic Christmas song into a 12 bar 1 4 5 shuffle. All in all, we hope this album is as much fun to listen to as it was to produce!
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