Bay Street by Les Kerr

Bay Street is my second review for Les Kerr, a Gulf Coast native, now an established player in Nashville’s music scene.  I have been a fan of his since listening to his Christmas album recently. I am impressed with his style of music he calls Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock and Roll which is heard in such songs as Pool People, Ink By The Barrel, Running Buddies, Magnolia Springs and so much more.   This album features great vocals and instrumentation and was well written and recorded. Please take a listen to this album on Spotify and you can purchase this album from CD Baby, Amazon and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Johnny Hayes And The Loveseats Self Titled Album

For my 636th review I am proud to present the self titled album Johnny Hayes And The Loveseats.  Johnny was a contestant on season 11 and 12 of The Voice in which he was one of my favorite contestants.  I was impressed on his voice and how he can make a song his own.  On this ten track album I was impressed with such songs as Notch On Your Belt, Without A Woman, Sweet Salvation, You’re Right and so much more.  This great blues album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend you take a listen to this album on Spotify and then purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and other places where this great CD and digital downloads are sold.

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Elvis Christmas Album by Elvis Presley

Elvis’ Christmas Album is the fourth studio album and first Christmas album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley released October 15, 1957 on the RCA Victor Records label.  This Christmas album consisted of four gospel songs and 8 classic Christmas songs such as Blue Christmas, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Here Comes Santa Claus, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and much more.  The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.  I was impressed on how Elvis used his unique voice to make these songs his own and how well this album was recorded and produced.  Elvis would only record one more Christmas album in his long career.  I highly recommend this album to your Christmas library.

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Classic Christmas by Tim Rushlow And His Big Band

Classic Christmas is the November 24, 2014 holiday album by Tim Rushlow And His Big Band released on the Row Entertainment Records label.  Tim Rushlow was the lead vocalist of the Country supergroup Little Texas which recorded five albums and a greatest hits package on Warner Bros. Records.  After leaving Little Texas he formed his Big Band following his love for Jazz and Big Band.  On this twelve track album, Tim put his spin on such Christmas classics as Jingle Bells, Oh Holy Night, Edelweiss, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and much more as well as tracks I have heard for the first time such as What Do I Do With The Blue, A Soldiers Gift and others.  I was impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend giving this album a listen and adding it to your Christmas music library.

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Now Christmas by Various Artists

Christmas Now is a October 8, 2013 holiday compilation released by the Now Christmas 5 label and distributed by the Concord Music Group.  This thirty two track collection contains old and new Christmas classics such as White Christmas by Bing Crosby, Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams, Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bruce Springsteen, My Grown Up Christmas List by Kelly Clarkson, The Christmas Song by Alvin & The Chipmunks (my favorite), Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano, Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer by Gene Autry and so much more.  This album was well compiled, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are looking for the one Christmas album that would have practically all the standard Christmas favorites, then this is one you will want to add to your Christmas music library.  You can find this album from Amazon, Itunes and all stores that carries CD’s and digital downloads.

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Cool Christmas Blues by Charles Brown

Cool Christmas Blues is the September 4. 1998 album  by Charles Brown ,responsible for one of the bluesiest Christmas tunes ever, Please Come Home for Christmas.  This holiday album was released on the Bullseye Records label and distributed by the Concord Music Group. In addition to his classic hit there are such great tracks as Merry Christmas Baby, Santa’s Blues, Stay With Me, Christmas Comes Once A Year, A Song For Christmas and so much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. This is an album you will want to add to your Christmas music library.  You can purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes, and everwhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Christmas In Soulsville by Various Artists

Thanks to my friends at The Concord Music Group and the Stax Music Label, I am proud to present Christmas In Soulsville, a fifteen track holiday album with some of the best of the Stax Records artists released January 1, 2007.  Among some of my favorite tracks on this collection are Merry Christmas Baby (recorded by Otis Redding), The Mistletoe and Me (recorded by Issac Hayes), Santa Wants Some Lovin (recorded by blues legend Albert King), Please Come Home For Christmas (recorded by Little Johnny Taylor), and so much more.  I was impressed by how well this album was performed, recorded and produced.  This is a great addition to one’s Christmas music library.  This album is available for purchase from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s, Vinyl, and digital downloads are sold.

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Very Merry Christmas by Dave Barnes

With two more days till Christmas, I am proud to announce a Christmas album worth listening to this season.  Very Merry Christmas is a November 9, 2019, release by Dave Barnes, celebrating with a new full-length Christmas album featuring five original songs and six Christmas classics released on the Razor and Tie Records label and distributed by the Concord Music Group. This is Dave’s first holiday album and includes a special guest appearance by Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum on the track Christmas Tonight. Other notable tracks are the title track Very Merry Christmas, Family Tree, The Christmas Song, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and much more.  I was impressed with Dave’s voice and how well this album was recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to anyone’s Christmas music library.  You can find this album on Amazon, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Generations by Chuck Negron

Generations is a 2017 album by Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, has been captivating audiences for over five decades with his iconic vocals.  This album also features his two daughters Charlie and Annabelle.  This ten track album features such great songs as Open My Heart, Be My Baby -Do I Love You, Heal Me, The Letter, Save Our Ship and so much more.  I was very impressed with the vocals and harmonies as well on how well this album was recorded and produced.  Whether if you are a fan of Three Dog Night, Chuck Negron or great vocals, you will definitely want to check out this album. This album is available from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and everywhere else where Cd’s and digital downloads are sold.

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