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VA - Nashville Cast - Christmas With Nashville (2014) [Re-Up]

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VA - Nashville Cast - Christmas With Nashville (2014) [Re-Up]

Nashville Cast - Christmas With Nashville (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Holidays, Christmas, Country-Pop, Soundtrack

Here Nashville's cast nails a collection of holiday classics for a real-world LP. The album moves with the sonic diversity of contemporary country radio, from string-filled ballads to—in the case of "Christmas Coming Home"—a Bo Diddley-esque syncopated stomp. Sam Palladio's gently sung take on Joni Mitchell's "River" is quietly moving, and Aubrey Peeples' saucy "Merry Christmas Baby" breaks the boundaries of country altogether, exaggerating the horn riffs and guitar flourishes of old-school rock ‘n’ roll.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 7 (2008)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 7 (2008)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 7 (2008)
24 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-1249 | Time: 01:19:24
Holidays, Christmas, Vocal Pop, Country Pop, R&B

Collectables presents 24 more of the greatest holiday hits of all time. All songs are the original hits by the original artists that made them great. Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Bing Cosby, Brian Wilson, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Gloria Estefan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Buster Poindexter, Englebert Humperdinck, Donny Osmond, John Denver, The Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight, Kenny Vance, Bobby Vinton and Aretha Franklin.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 6 (2001)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 6 (2001)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 6 (2001)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 467 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2524 | Time: 01:19:14
Holidays, Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, R&B

The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 6: WCBS FM 101.1 is another eclectic collection of pop holiday tunes from the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s, including Wham!'s "Last Christmas," the Beach Boys' "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and Andy Williams' "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!." Aretha Franklin's "Winter Wonderland," America's "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and Connie Francis' "White Christmas" are some of the other highlights from this scattered compilation, which somehow mixes different sounds and eras into a festive celebration.

Jimmy McGriff - Christmas With McGriff (1996) Recorded in 1963 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy McGriff - Christmas With McGriff (1996) Recorded in 1963 [Re-Up]

Jimmy McGriff - Christmas With McGriff (1996) Recorded in 1963
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Holidays, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Hammond | Label: Collectables | # COL-5747 | 00:36:35

This funky little holiday gem from 1964 was originally released on Sue Records and was actually Jimmy McGriff's highest charting album, rising to number 15 on the pop charts that year. Naturally his gritty Hammond B-3 playing is front and center here, given wonderful support by drummer Jimmie Smith, guitarist Larry Frazier, and Rudolph Johnson on soprano and tenor saxophone. The whole affair is surprisingly energetic and spunky, and tracks like the hard-charging "Christmas With McGriff," the sleigh bell-embedded "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," and the lively "Hip Santa" are all wonderful examples of upbeat soul jazz. Even the version of "Jingle Bells" that closes the set is funked up, riding a chugging rhythm and a bed of sleigh bells into the yuletide night. McGriff could have easily gone through the motions on this holiday session, and that he obviously didn't makes Christmas With Jimmy McGriff even more endearing.

Ray Conniff And The Singers - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1962)

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Ray Conniff And The Singers - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1962)

Ray Conniff And The Singers - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1962)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 193 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 77 Mb | Scans included
Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Christmas | Label: Columbia | # CK 8692 | Time: 00:31:14

Between 1957 and 1968, Ray Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40. He started out at Columbia Records as their home arranger, backing artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, and Johnnie Ray, with his orchestra and was eventually offered the chance to do his own record. We Wish You a Merry Christmas is packed with traditional holiday tunes that Conniff and his (25) Singers wove into a series of medleys. This album has a retro studio sound, which, upon listening, may conjure up images of Lawrence Welk singers strolling the stage, dressed in matching holiday garb. Sometimes melodramatic ("Ring Christmas Bells"), other times, bright and exuberant ("Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!"), it's good, clean fun for the whole family and a solid addition to any Christmas catalog.

Jan Mulder & London Symphony Orchestra with Andrea Bocelli - Christmas (2014) [Re-Up]

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Jan Mulder & London Symphony Orchestra with Andrea Bocelli - Christmas (2014) [Re-Up]

Jan Mulder & London Symphony Orchestra with Andrea Bocelli - Christmas (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: Miller Music | # 628586714489 | Time: 00:54:34
Classical Crossover, Easy Listening, Holidays

Jan Mulder is a pianist and composer who has become one of the stable of top-selling music stars in the United Kingdom, Europe, and America. He has composes and arranges on a daily basis for solo albums, frequently recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, which have achieved gold and platinum status. His award-winning inspirational CD series, "Love Divine", is popular in over 20 countries, and features one Christmas album with a guest track by Andrea Bocelli.

John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together (1979) Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together (1979) Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together (1979) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 177 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:48
Holidays, Children's, Folk, Pop/Rock | Label: LaserLight Digital | # 12 761

The Muppets have sung with so many people over the years, from Elton John to Tony Bennett, yet it has always seemed like their performances with John Denver were somehow the perfect match. Christmas Together is a delightful–what else?–sing-along collection of Christmas favorites as performed by Denver and the Muppets ensemble. While the usual suspects have more than their say here–Kermit, Miss Piggy–the standout piece is "Twelve Days of Christmas." What could be better than a Muppet a day? Denver leads the critters through a tender "Silent Night," which comes couched in a medley that closes with a rousing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." "Deck the Halls" is equally raucous–about as raucous as Muppets can get. Listen for the subtle lyric adaptations and the witty exchanges between Denver and his minstrels. Definitely not just for kids.

Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)

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Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)

Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:02:20
Holidays, Christmas, Pop/Rock, Folk | Label: Wildflower/Cleopatra | # CLP 0924

Building on her well-represented holiday catalog, Christmas with Judy Collins is essentially a reissue of the folk artist's 2000 release All on a Wintry Night, padded with two additional songs. All 14 tracks from Wintry Night are featured here in their original sequence with the addition of a new single, the western-tinged "Angels in the Snow" leading off the album, and a stirring, largely a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" closing it out. Fans of Collins' rich, warm voice will enjoy some of the more stripped-down arrangements, which feature her singing to a simple piano accompaniment on lesser-known carols like "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Cherry Tree Carol." On the other hand, the dated synthesizer sounds on tracks like "Come Rejoice" and "Good King Wenceslas" sound rather homogenous and the spoken intro over the faux-strings of "Away in a Manger" is far too heavy-handed to take seriously. Fortunately, the bulk of the album's 16 tracks favor the more minimalist arrangements keeping Collins' lovely voice at the forefront without much distraction.

VA - Song For A Winter's Night (2006) {Sony/BMG} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Song For A Winter's Night (2006) {Sony/BMG} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Song For A Winter's Night (2006) {Sony/BMG}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 245 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: Christmas, pop, pop rock, R&B, soul, holiday

In some parts of our Planet Earth, the last day of winter is 19 March, 2016. Song For A Winter's Night honors the last night of winter. This compilation was released in 2006 through Sony Music and BMG, featuring songs relating to the holiday season along with cold chilling moments that are slowly fading away into the ever-present sunset, amen. It is a taste of the raisin of the new season.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 5 (2000)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2522 | Time: 01:19:08
Holidays, Pop, Rock, Vocal Pop, R&B

The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 5 collects more pop and rock holiday tunes, this time venturing further into the '70s and '80s with songs like Paul McCartney & Wings' "Wonderful Christmastime," Hall & Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock," and Barry Manilow's "It's Just Another New Year's Eve." The collection still features traditional pop chestnuts, including Dean Martin's "A Marshmallow World," Johnny Mathis' "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," and Andy Williams' "Sleigh Ride," but this volume's overall feel is more contemporary than classic. Other highlights include Manhattan Transfer's "A Christmas Love Song," the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping," the Tokens' "Little Drummer Boy," and the Jackson 5's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." If The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 5 isn't necessarily the most coherent volume in the series, it's certainly one of the most interesting.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 4 (1998)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 4 (1998)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 4 (1998)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2517 | Time: 01:10:41
Holidays, Pop/Rock, R&B, Rock & Roll, Vocal Pop, Soul

Another installment in Collectables' The Ultimate Christmas Album series, volume four gathers a mix of well-known and offbeat holiday tunes, including Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas," the Platters' "Winter Wonderland," and Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." Brook Benton's "You're All I Want for Christmas," Percy Faith's "Christmas Is," and Otis Redding's "Merry Christmas Baby" are some of the collection's soulful highlights, while Santo & Johnny's "Twistin' Bells" and Stan Freberg's "Christmas Dragnet" add some novelty to the festivities. Though it's a somewhat uneven collection, The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 4: WCBS 101.1 has enough interesting and classic moments to make it worthwhile for anyone looking to go beyond the season's basic music.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2513 | Time: 01:17:23
Holidays, Vocal Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Soul

Another installment in Collectables' The Ultimate Christmas Album series, volume 3 gathers a mix of well-known and offbeat holiday tunes, including Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song", The Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells", The Supremes' "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me", The Ventures' "Sleigh Ride", Johnny Mathis' "Winter Wonderland", Perry Como's "Home For The Holidays", Burt Bacharach' "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle", Paul Anka's "It's Christmas Everywhere", Percy Faith's "We Need A Little Christmas", Andy Williams' "Happy Holidays", Ray Charles' "Christmas Time", Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".

Peter Cetera - You Just Gotta Love Christmas (2004)

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Peter Cetera - You Just Gotta Love Christmas (2004)

Peter Cetera - You Just Gotta Love Christmas (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb
Label: Viastar | # VIA0412 | Time: 00:39:44 | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Holidays, Christmas, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock

For most artists recording a Christmas record is a convenient stop-gap in between releasing new material. In Peter Cetera's case this doesn't ring true as it has been a while since we last heard from one of soft rock's most distinctive crooners. You Just Gotta Love Christmas brings to the table everything you'd expect from a Peter Cetera record: lush, pleasant arrangements with crisp, warm, polished production and able musicanship from a crew of veteran session players. It's a mix of holiday favorites mixed in with a few originals and some guest appearances from Alison Krauss and Peter's daughter Claire; who is more than up to the task of singing with her father on two of the album's 12 tracks. Cetera and Chicago fans will no doubt enjoy having this on in the background during the holidays.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 2 (1995)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 2 (1995)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 2 (1995)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2512 | Time: 01:09:25
Holidays, R&B, Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Soul

Volume two of Collectables' Ultimate Christmas Album gathers more classic pop and rock holiday tunes, including the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," Gene Autry's "Here Comes Santa Claus," and Diana Ross & the Supremes' "White Christmas." Most of this volume's best-known tracks are by traditional pop crooners, such as Dean Martin's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," Bing Crosby's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," and Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas." However, less-familiar tracks like the Echelons' "A Christmas Long Ago (Jingle Jingle)," Augie Rios' "Donde Esta Santa Claus," and Barry Gordon's "Nuttin' for Christmas" prevent the collection from being too predictable. It's not exactly a straightforward holiday-hits compilation, but The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 2 balances enough standards and obscure tunes to make it a unique collection.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 1 (1994)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 1 (1994)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 1 (1994)
25 Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2511 | Time: 01:08:55
Holidays, Doo Wop, Early R&B, Early Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Soul, Swing

Collectables Records' various-artists compilation The Ultimate Christmas Album has been released both on its own and as a tie-in with a series of radio stations. There are identical editions of the album associated with KLUV, K-Earth 101 FM, and WCBS FM-101.1 in addition to this version, WJMK 104.3 Chicago. The word "ultimate" has been overused and misused in record releases to the point that it doesn't mean very much to see it on the cover of an album. Whether or not one considers this album to justify its title will have a lot to do with individual musical taste. If the potential consumer is a listener to one of the radio stations listed above, which are oldies stations devoted to playing pop/rock music of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, he or she may agree that the album is the ultimate in holiday music of that period.