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David L. Watson | Let's Swing Christmas

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Let's Swing Christmas

by David L. Watson

Jazz, ballad & blues vocalist who is able to scat as brilliantly as a horn player or have you crying to the sweetness of a ballad.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Let It Snow
David Leshare Watson
3:23 $0.99
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2. White Christmas
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4:50 $0.99
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3. His Happy Feeling
David Leshare Watson
2:13 $0.99
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4. The First Noel
David Leshare Watson
5:38 $0.99
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5. New Child, New Christmas Lullaby
David Leshare Watson
5:02 $0.99
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6. The Christmas Song
David Leshare Watson
4:12 $0.99
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7. The Christmas Waltz
David Leshare Watson
5:09 $0.99
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8. An Angel Touched My Christmas
David Leshare Watson
4:45 $0.99
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9. Deck The Halls
David Leshare Watson
3:30 $0.99
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10. What Are You Doing New Years
David Leshare Watson
3:55 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When David Leshare Watson was eigth year old growing up in Ft Myers Florida, he heard Ella Fitzgerald and what he heard changed his life forever. After leaving Florida at nine he grew up in Philadelphia Pa. His musical career then started in elementary school, singing in talent shows and school concerts. He was singing the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat Cole and Cab Callaway, The Mills Brothers and The Ink Spots, developing the art of scatting, Watson begain singing the tunes of Eddie Jefferson, John Hendricks and King Pleasure.
After a serving in the US Army, Watson returned to Philadelphia, and landed a job as a bartender for four years at the world class jazz club, "The Showboat Jazz Theater" was a god sent gift. There he taught himself to play drums and was incouraged by the musicians who played there to pursue his love for singing. Listening to the great singers "Frank Sinatra, Nate "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Betty Carter, he pulled a little of each into his singing". Listening to Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young he learned to phrase and color.
On the following page, you will find a small part of Watson's long
life in the world of Jazz and a few of the musicians he played with. Also some of the festival, winerys, and clubs he booked music for. (A few of these festivals he still book music for.)

Recordings "Music In The Vines" Label
(www.jazzinhilo.com or www.sonomajazz.com)
1. Imprisoned Splendor
2. Live at Lo Spuntino
3. Let's Swing Chrismas
4. David Leshare Watson
Loves Swinging Soft and Ballads
(Music In The Vines is owned by Watson.)
5. Big Town








Artist Watson has played or sung with Festivals
Billy Browning Memorial Big Band,
George Cables, Tee Carson, Richie Cole,
Johnny Coles, Joyce Cooling, John Handy, Joe Henders Eddie Henderson,
Michele Hendricks (daugther Jon Hendricks), Vallejo Jazz Festival
Bobby Hutcherson, Hadley Kaliman, Ed Kelly,
Calvin Keys, Herbie Lewis, Charles McPherson,
Benny Miller, Buddy Montgomery,
Mickey Roker (Watson's cousin),
Robert Stewart, Shirley Scott


Reviews
www.allmusic.com
Cadence Magazine
Jazz-Now Magazine (cover/two page article 11/99)
Nominated - 2001 Grammy Awards
Academy Awards - 2000, 2001, 2003

For Booking - (808) 896-5359 - (808) 933-9395 info@musicinthevines.com
Music In The Vines, 100 Barenaba Lane, Hilo HI 96720 - www.sonomajazz.com • jazzinhilo.com

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