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Do Christmas

by Rudy and the Surf Kings

Holiday music--surf style. Santa goes to Maui, and brings along his guitar and horn section.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2:31 $0.99
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2:06 $0.99
3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
2:27 $0.99
4. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
2:35 $0.99
5. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
2:09 $0.99
6. What Child is This
2:29 $0.99
7. Deck the Hall
2:16 $0.99
8. Jingle Bells
2:31 $0.99
9. O Little Town of Bethlehem
2:24 $0.99
10. Silent Night
2:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
The music bug bit me as a young lad. I started playing guitar in garage bands in grade school and high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. I studied music and songwriting-to the exclusion of every other subject in high school. Before completing college, I went on the road to work as a full time musician. I traveled the United States playing Top 40 music in various bands; I would play songs by James Brown, The Beatles and even Tony Orlando all in the same night. It was a great training for career as a musician and composer.

I also had a technical side that loved the recording studio. I began writing and recording my own songs on a Teac 3340 four-track tape recorder. As my studio grew, I recorded the songs of friends that were in need of a good affordable demo. This eventually became a full-time job.

In the '80s, my studio was busy with outside clients. I was engineering and playing guitar usually six days a week. At my home studio, we recorded everything from radio jingles and band demos to major league projects. After recording a few very good demos with Carole King, she asked me to co-produce her next record and I've been working with her ever since.

As a music composer, I've written numerous "music library" CDs. My songs have been placed in various TV shows including Friends, The Practice, Law and Order, The Osbournes and Oprah. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear some of my music on TV. And it's always a thrill.

Another great thrill is playing music live. This last summer I was on tour with Carole King on her "Living Room" tour. We played all over the U.S. entertaining her loyal fans and promoting the importance of voting in the most recent presidential election.

I released an album in 2002 called "do Christmas," which takes some of everyone's favorite holiday songs and dresses them up, surf style. In Scottsdale, we loved surf instrumental music. Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, the Ventures and even Herb Albert were favorites of mine. I think you will hear all of those influences on this record. I know Santa does.



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Puts a big smile on your face
This seems like a throwaway novelty cd idea at first. Surf Christmas music? It could easily have been dismal but it works extremely well. I've never heard of these guys but they're very talented and the arrangements are great. From the rocking groove of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies to the Hawaiian inspired It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman sounds like ol' Dick Dale played it himself. Highly recommended.

Debra Dokken

fun, energetic, you have to get up and move!
This Christmas CD is unlike any other! I always play this one when I'm exhausted from work (teaching second grade), and still have 50 things, mostly Christmas related, to do before going to bed. I seem to be able to keep going as long as I'm listening to this upbeat music - I love it! I gave it to 2 friends for Christmas, too!