Christmas is the feast of love! So it should be at least, but there is not just sunshine and roses in all families. That's why we created the ultimate happiness offer, at least for the musical arrangement of Christmas Eve: â€žCHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDSâ€ is the compilation of classic Christmas songs, festive Soul and Jazz - an unbeatable mixture and the best, the elite of the current Independent Stars has to offer. This CD is not only containing something for everyone, it will make completely happy the young and the old - regardless of musical preferences.
Mayer Hawthorne, who comes from the Hip Hop and became the darling of the Neo-Soul genre, leads us with â€žChristmas Time Is Hereâ€ into the great world of Jazz. The Pearlfishers, for years one of the most underrated Indie bands from England, sing about romantic snow-covered â€žWinter Roadsâ€. The Canadian Ron Sexsmith comes off so well with â€žMaybe this Christmasâ€, a song, that has the makings of a Christmas classic .
But what would be a Christmas CD without famous legends: Louis Armstrong, Julie London and Bing Crosby. From them we have consciously selected songs, which are to be heard rather seldom. In addition the lascivious â€žSanta Babyâ€ - this time not interpreted by Marilyn, but by Pink Martini, who give an ironic twist to the original. Al Green and Ronald Isley represent the Soul department, Sergio Mendes â€žBrasil '66â€ the Bossa Nova and the great Chet Baker improvises heartbreakingly as usual on his trumpet to â€žThe First NoÃ«lâ€.
Finally, the Andrews Sisters sing about the â€žLittle Christmas Tree Angelâ€. Of course, one can also hang this gleaming silver disc at the christmas tree, looks smart, guaranteed. But first, give it a listen!