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A King Family Christmas

by Various Artists

14 heaping hot helpings of holiday hits from Santa's favorite indie blues & roots artists: Popa Chubby & Galea, Christine Santelli, Better Off Dead, Arthur Neilson & Karan Serafin, Dave Gross, Big Ed Sullivan, The Slippery Chickens, & more...
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Winter Wonderland - Larry Cappoli
3:26 album only
2. Merry Christmas, Baby - Big Ed Sullivan
6:05 album only
3. All I Got For Christmas Was Drunk - Better Off Dead
2:55 album only
4. White Christmas - Kevin Kiley
4:36 album only
5. Christmastime - Christine Santelli
1:57 album only
6. Christmas Message - Jerry Scaringe
4:03 album only
7. Django Bells - Dave Gross & Sean Daly
3:31 album only
8. Alcoholiday - Better Off Dead
2:24 album only
9. Blue Christmas - Galea & Popa Chubby
1:47 album only
10. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Karan Serafin & Arthur Neils
2:00 album only
11. Winter Dreams - Mike Frensley
2:45 album only
12. Feliz Navidad - Joe Taino
3:24 album only
13. All I Want For Christmas Is You - The Slippery Chickens
1:51 album only
14. The Little Drummer Boy - Joe Taino
2:28 album only


Album Notes
“A King Family Christmas”
CD benefits New Orleans musicians

When producer V.D. King, of the Jersey City, NJ blues/roots band Better Off Dead, decided to record a charity Christmas CD to benefit displaced musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans, he called in some musical favors from a few friends. A King Family Christmas was born.

With all proceeds going to Tipitina's Foundation (www.tipitinasfoundation.org) and the Jazz Foundation (www.jazzfoundation.org), A King Family Christmas is a great gift to both give and receive. “When you buy A King Family Christmas, you’re really getting free holiday music as a thank you for giving less fortunate folks a helping hand,” says King.

Recorded over a few hours in a living room and a Hoboken, NJ blues bar, A King Family Christmas features fourteen hot, heaping helpings of holiday hits from top NY-area blues and roots artists, including Popa Chubby & Galea, Christine Santelli, Arthur Neilson & Karan Serafin, Big Ed Sullivan, Joe Taino, The Slippery Chickens, Kevin Kiley, Dave Gross, Larry Cappoli, Mike Frensley, and, of course, V.D. King’s own Better Off Dead.

From the spirit-swigging swizzle of Better Off Dead’s double shots “All I Got for Christmas Was Drunk” and “Alcoholiday,” to the snarling, supercharged, sleighride swagger of Popa Chubby & Galea’s “Blue Christmas,” to the wonderfully whimsical wordplay of Christine Santelli’s “Christmastime,” there’s something for everyone under the musical tree this Christmas. Karan Serafin and Shemekia Copeland guitarist Arthur Neilson deliver a righteous, rollicking romp of “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” Kevin Kiley croons the classic chestnut “White Christmas,” and The Slippery Chickens stuff your stocking with their Cramps-inspired “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” New York blues mainstay Big Ed Sullivan offers up the gritty, grey-snow-in-the-city blues of “Merry Christmas, Baby,” while Santa’s super string slingers Joe Taino, Larry Cappoli, and up-and-coming ace axe-swinger Dave Gross all have fun, fast-fingered holiday treats with all the trimmings.



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