Jamie deRoy: Vol. 3: 'Tis the Season

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  1. Carol of the Bells $0.99 on iTunes
  2. The Christmas Song $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town $0.99 on iTunes
  4. My Grown Up Christmas List $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Silver Bells $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Remember $0.99 on iTunes
  8. River $0.99 on iTunes
  9. The Twelve Days After Christmas $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Just In Time for Christmas $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Santa Baby $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Winter Wonderland $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Little Drummer Boy $0.99 on iTunes
  14. A Hometime Christmas Postcard $0.99 on iTunes
  15. White Christmas $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Carol of the Bells $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — The Christmas Song $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Santa Claus Is Coming to Town $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — My Grown-Up Christmas List $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Silver Bells $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Remember $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — River $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — The 12 Days After Christmas $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Just in Time for Christmas $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Santa Baby $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Winter Wonderland $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — Little Drummer Boy $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — A Hometown Christmas Postcard $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Jamie deRoy & Friends, Vol. 3 — White Christmas $0.99 on iTunes

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Album Notes

Personnel: Jamie deRoy (vocals); Billy Stritch (vocals, piano); Emily Bindiger, Margaret Dorn (vocals, background vocals); Deborah Tranelli, Dee Hoty, Marcia Pelletiere, Eric Michael Gillett , Billy Mitchell , Kim Cea, Melanie Vaughan, Dennis Deal, Todd Johnson , Jeff Harnar, Jerry Dixon, Jim Vincent, K.T. Sullivan, Lisa Asher, Anne Runolfsson, Sal Viviano, Sally Kellerman, Scott Coulter, Stephanie Pope (vocals); Kevin Kuhn (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin); Sylvia Davanzo, Loana Guenova, Bob Mastro, Pauline Kim (violin); Adam Hyman (viola); Wanda Glowacka (cello); Kenny Dybisz (flute); George Wurzbach (accordion); Paul Ostermayer (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Chad Smith (bassoon); Glenn Drewes (trumpet); Susan Panny (French horn); Elliot Mason (trombone); Philip Fortenberry, Daryl Kojak, David Gaines, Lawrence Yurman, Jeff Waxman, Michael Orland, Shelly Markham (piano); Richard Sarpola (acoustic bass); Douglas Romoff (electric bass); Rex Benicasa (drums, percussion); Darwin Gross, Ed Smith, John Redsecker (drums); Tabbatha Ferguson, Shannon Carson, Mellisa Carrion, Members of the Young Peoples Theatre Project, Daryl Rothman, James Followell, Sarra Mazur, Maria Hedin, Paul Rolnick (background vocals).

Audio Mixer: Dan Lawrence.

Liner Note Author: Barry Kleinbort.

Recording information: Grandma's Warehouse, LA; Manhattan Beach Recording, New York, NY.

Arrangers: Philip Fortenberry; Daryl Kojak; Steve Sweeting; Brian Lasser; Rod Hausen; Lawrence Yurman; Jeff Waxman; Michael Orland; Shelly Markham; Billy Stritch; Peter J. Wilhousky.

Variety show and TV performer Jamie deRoy continues her series where she features her friends in different vocal settings based on an overall album theme. This time deRoy takes advantage of the Christmas season to headline another group of her very talented friends. These performers are among the cream of singers from cabaret, Broadway musical, and variety stages. Of the three excellent volumes released, this one stands out. It would be easy to attribute that status to the Christmas content, but it goes beyond just content. The arrangements, the presentations, and the ability and grand assortment of the performers deRoy has gathered for this CD make this not only one of the finer vocal albums celebrating the holiday season extant, but a wonderful vocal album regardless of theme. Whether it be "Winter Wonderland" done by Kim Cea and Jerry Dixon over the swinging violin of Bob Mastro or the Elizabethan-sonnet-like rendition of the parody "The Twelve Days After Christmas" by Dee Hoty, everything resonates with cheerfulness and gaiety mixed with the proper respect for the time of the year. Sal Viviano's version of "The Christmas Song" may not make us throw out Nat "King" Cole's version, but it's a nice one to have next to Cole's in one's Christmas music collection. In the "not so familiar song, but why isn't it" category is "Remember" by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, a pure story of nostalgia if there ever was one. The imitable Sally Kellerman adds a sultry "Santa Baby" for a touch of spice. There is not a deficient cut among the 16 on this CD, which makes this album highly recommended for any time of the year. ~ Dave Nathan



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