We'll shortly be telling you about some of the releases you can look forward to this coming Christmas, but let's tackle a tiny bit of housekeeping right now. Our "List" of 2011 releases will soon move to the archives and we'll start building a new one. Thing about doing that list is that--come December--it's awfully hard to find the time to update it properly. So you might be interested to know that the Irish Rovers Christmas set, "Merry Merry Time Of Year" (originally only available if you caught the boys on tour), can now be had in mp3 form via Amazon or any of the usual hot spots. Hard copies are available from the band and will run you $20.
Also from our 2011 TBA list, Canadian Country singer Carole Champagne did, at some point, release her holiday CD "Christmas Carole" and you can purchase that direct from Carole for $15 (postage included). Stop by her web site for details. Likewise, the Weaver Believer Survival Revival issued their Christmas album "Sunday Singin' Round The Tree Again" in December. If Bluegrass Gospel is your thing, WBSR might just have the album you're looking for. The hard copy CD sells for $15 (plus $3 for shipping). Don't see a digital version anywhere as yet.
I don't have any idea what became of the possible releases from Ty Herndon, Milkshake or Classical crossover artist William Joseph; maybe this year. And it looks as though Monica's holiday set was pushed off to this year, as were the Christmas albums from Gord Bamford and Judy Pancoast. That single from Leona Lewis and Jessie J.? Well, I know for a fact they recorded it. When they will release it is anybody's guess. I guess I'll just have to keep it in the TBA column until they do.
And, in case you missed it, we did manage to link up "Hi Fi Christmas Party, Vol. 3" before Christmas. You'll find the link to Jam at the very top of our 2011 TBA section. That highly anticipated release is now also available through Amazon and CD Baby. And remember, proceeds benefit the Blood Center in Milwaukee as they raise awareness of and fund research on Von Willebrands disease.
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Little Drummer Boy
Joy To The World
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
We Three Kings
O Come All Ye Faithful
Can You Hear What I Hear?