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Christmas Album

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Winter Wonderland
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Jingle Bells
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My Favorite Things
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The Christmas Song
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Las Mañanitas
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Sleigh Ride
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The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
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Jingle Bell Rock
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Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 31:23

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Christmas fun

JJbrain

This is a bit different from the traditional Christmas albums. If you like Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass you will probably like this album. It's fun and it makes me smile when I listen to it. What more can you ask for?

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Herb Alpert's Christmas offering

contrario

I agree that it was mostly schmaltz, but since when was schmaltz so bad? Let's face it folks, music reviewers think that any writers that composed love songs in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, such as Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, et al were writing masterpieces and anyone from Bacarach onward wrote schmaltz. I don't buy into it. I think it's a false arguement. A sentimental love song is a sentimental love song. If 'I write I love you' (an actual song by Porter) in a hundred different ways in an earlier era, what makes it superior to doing the same thing from the 60s onward? I grew up listening to Nat Cole, Matt Monro, Steve Lawrence, Sarah Vaughn Ella Fitzgeraldand the like. I was least impressed by Sinatra so I suppose that means there's something wrong with my sense of good taste. As far as I am concerned, schmaltz is schmaltz. Give me a break some of you music critics.

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fun xmas

EMUSIC-00E991E3

a nice relief from the too-serious Christmas stuff we're over-used to.

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Except for "My Favorite Things" just awesome

Gorrck

Herb Alpert is the man! Not sure why "My Favorite Things" is considered Christmas music, but the rest of the album rocks. For NAFTA-y goodness, pop in the Canadian Brass Christmas album on shuffle as well. If the 2 groups could have ever recorded together, I think the heavens would melt out of joy.

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christmas is coming

WVMMRH

facts are that the summer's coming to a close really fast, and before ya know it,we'll all be doing halloween ,then turkey then our holiday walmart shopping.can u believe how fast time flies??downloading this great holiday collection feels just right!!i'm adding it to my ipod shuffle and maybe to one of my 2gig flash drives,lol..all the original recordings by alpert and his brass.i'm looking forward to seeing more holiday stuff on emusic as time goes by/.

They Say All Music Guide

Herb Alpert turned to jazz’s Shorty Rogers — then toiling in the L.A. film and TV studios — for voice and string arrangements on his Christmas album, and Rogers in turn went all out for schmaltz. Rogers’ cooing voices introduce several of the tunes, whereupon the Tijuana Brass do their mostly unrelated Ameriachi thing familiar from past albums. Indeed, “Las Mananitas” seems to have been lifted from an obscure B-side of a 45 and overdubbed with the Rogers treatment. Jingling bells is a recurring song theme — first with “Jingle Bells,” then the cloying “The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle,” and ultimately “Jingle Bell Rock.” For the first time in a long time, Alpert’s sense of pacing occasionally goes awry; “My Favorite Things” nearly comes apart in the silences and piano/vocal interlude between the TJB grooves, and “Sleigh Ride” screeches to a dead halt. And yet time and further exposure has revealed this record’s homey charms, which no doubt is one reason why it continues to be available on CD where other TJB best-sellers have fallen by the wayside. – Richard S. Ginell

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