Terry Carter | Best of Terry Carter's L.A. Christmas, Vol. 1

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Best of Terry Carter's L.A. Christmas, Vol. 1

by Terry Carter

Traditional Christmas Carols L.A. Studio-style
Genre: Holiday: Easy Listening
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jingle Bell Rock
3:22 $1.29
2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2:35 $1.29
3. Ave Maria
3:17 $1.29
4. Sleigh Ride
3:46 $1.29
5. Snowflakes Keep Falling On Me
4:24 $1.29
6. Mele Kalikimaka
1:58 $1.29
7. Jingle Bells
2:03 $1.29
8. Amazing Grace
4:28 $1.29
9. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
1:45 $1.29
10. I'll Be Home for Christmas
3:30 $1.29
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2:59 $1.29
12. Greensleeves
2:28 $1.29
13. We Three Kings
8:46 $1.29
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Album Notes
Happy Hollidays everyone! My name is Terry Carter. I am a Los Angeles-based guitarist, songwriter, and producer. This album, L.A. Christmas Volume 1, began back in 2007 when I started recording Christmas albums with a couple of broke studio musicians (Roger Pizytulski on saxophones, and Jimmy Cheesman on 7-string guitar) who together with myself were looking for a way to generate some inexpensive Christmas presents for the family. We got together at my studio, Carter’s Coyote Pass, and cooked up some on-the-spot arrangements and presto! A new tradition was born. By the time December 2008 rolled around, people began to ask if we were going to record another Christmas album, and it dawned on us that maybe we’d stumbled onto something. The three of us got together again, and this time we added Angie Tabor on drums and steel drums (pans) to the mix, as well as Erik Leckrone on percussion. Then in 2009 we brought in singer Mark Wendell Waters, and by 2010 we’d decided the time had come for some original tunes. I composed “Snowflakes Keep Falling on Me (Like it’s Christmas),” and I finally convinced guitar legend Steve Trovato to lend us his genius on a few tunes. Soon I realized that a Greatest Hits album might be in order, but naturally this only came to me in the middle of July and I couldn’t bring myself to face Christmas carols in the middle of a Los Angeles heat wave. I placed the Greatest Hits on the backburner of good intentions, and forgot all about it until the middle of December 2011, when I had another new Christmas album to record. So the Greatest Hits had to wait another year, and boy it’s a damn good thing it did: in 2011 we did 8 more tunes, including an arrangement of “Sleigh Bells” performed by my 5-guitar ensemble, Wirechoir; I brought in my wife Heather Carter to play flute on “Greensleeves;” and once more I brought Steve Trovato in to do a mind-blowing, Hendrix-style version of “We Three Kings.” So, I am now very proud to release the Best of Terry Carter’s L.A. Christmas Volume 1. I carefully selected these 13 tracks, and brought in Per Kjeller to re-mix them and master them. I hope you all enjoy them, and be sure to look for more Christmas tunes from us in the future.



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