1. This Holiday - Kennedy Noel
2. Greensleeves - Blackheart (Mike Harrison)
3. Silent Night - Sean Killingsworth
4. A Little Love This Christmas - Farin Hite
5. Jingle Bells House - Blackheart (Mike Harrison)
6. O Holy Night - Damon Goodridge
INDABA WEB SITE
Indaba Music is an online community of musicians from around the world. Singers and songwriters share their ideas and music, network, collaborate on projects using an "online recording studio" (which basically means the software program is at Indaba online, so there's no need for the artists to add additional software to their home computers), and compete for licensing opportunities. Last year, Indaba produced a pair of CD-EPs of Christmas music submitted by the artists in the Indaba community. I don't see the hard copy CDs anywhere any longer, but the digital versions of "Not Your Grandfather's Holiday Album" are available on iTunes (Volume 1 and Volume 2). As I recall, the "rules" last year required the songs to be original reworkings of Public Domain music. I don't recall if we mentioned them at Stubbys last year or not; it was pretty late when I discovered them. No such restrictions this year. This year's holiday set from Indaba is digital only, it appears. But, since the point is getting exposure for independent artists, the six songs will only set you back $3, if buying them all (individual songs are only 69 cents each).
The favorite of the Indaba community, it seems, was an Alt Rock "Silent Night" from Sean Killingsworth. Me, I'm partial to the Indie Pop original from Kennedy Noel, "This Holiday". But certainly there's enough of interest to at least sample the tunes and, at the low price, possibly purchase them.