Southern Rock Christmas [Bonus Tracks]

Southern Rock Christmas [Bonus Tracks]

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Overview

Better than its Classic Rock Christmas counterpart, this 2002 12-track compilation works as both a roots, country, and rock holiday collection. Neither the crusty "Christmas Boogie" from the West Coast's Canned Heat nor Brit-based Foghat's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" quite slot into the Southern rock title and genre, but both work well in this guitar-heavy showcase, so we'll let the compilers off the hook. Liner notes, individual personnel, and graphics are substandard at best, yet this collection takes a handful of Christmas chestnuts, along with some originals from the late '60s through 2001, brings 'em down South, and adds crunchy guitars. Axeman Steve Morse contributes a heavily overdubbed solo "Joy to the World" that also doesn't exactly fit the bill musically. But between difficult-to-find tracks like Elvin Bishop's rollicking "Silent Night" and George Thorogood's "Rock and Roll Christmas," the album by and large lives up to its title. Additionally, many relatively rare singles that were previously scattered among other discs are now easily available. At 38 minutes, the album is on the short side, yet there are few missteps here for the Southern rock lover. The disc flows particularly well, with a solid mix of swampy rockers, upbeat R&B/blues-rock, and country & western twang. [Southern Rock Christmas was re-released in 2015, adding two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2015
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0889466009327
catalogNumber: 93
Rank: 102007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Travers   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Sammy Kershaw   Vocals
Tony Black   Bass
Henry Paul   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Artimus Pyle   Percussion,Drums
Richie Furay   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rich White   Drums
James Fenner   Percussion
Steve Grisham   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Lead
James Mangrum   Vocals
John O'Daniel   Vocals
Rick Richards   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Scott Sellen   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Larry Telford   Keyboards
Monte Yoho   Drums
Richard Young   Vocals
Monica Travers   Background Vocals
Kirk McKim   Guitar
John Wesley Riles   Background Vocals
Brad Durden   Vocals,Hammond B3
Buddy Church   Guitar
Mike DiMeo   Synthesizer Organ
Sean Shannon   Drums
Steve Larson   Drums
Ernie Aguilar   Bass
Eric Czar   Bass
Adam Hood   Guitar,Vocals
Patrick Daugherty   Bass,Background Vocals
David Robbins   Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Brian Carpenter   Bass
Chris Anderson   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Lead
Alan Lemke   Drums
Jesse Furay Lynch   Vocals
Aaron Sellen   Bass
Wayne Six   Bass
Ricky Lee Reynolds   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,sleigh bells
Todd Johnston   Drums
Tim Rossi   Guitar
Randy Threet   Bass Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Lester Nuby   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Gary McGuire   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Farmer   Piano
Scott Raines   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Paul Nelson   Guitar
Jerry Lyda   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Amanda Travers   Background Vocals
Elijah Travers   Background Vocals
Bruce Smith   Bass,Guitar
Michael Mouse Mays   Guitar
Melanie Canon   Background Vocals
Brian Costner   Piano,Drums,Background Vocals
Joey Killingsworth   Background Vocals,sleigh bells
Morten Fredheim   Vocals
Chris Redden   Drums
Fred McNeal   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Jeremy Thomas   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Anastasi   Drums
Jack Jeckot   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Blackfoot   Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Steve Morse   Engineer
Outlaws   Producer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Sammy Kershaw   Producer
Yoko Ono   Composer
Richie Furay   Composer,Producer
Randy Brooks   Composer
Butch Carr   Engineer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Noddy Holder   Composer
Jim Lea   Composer
John Macy   Engineer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Bucky McCann   Engineer
Gene Redd   Composer
Scott Sellen   Composer
Larry Telford   Producer
Johnny Moore   Composer
John Lappen   Artist Relations
Lou Baxter   Composer
Clark Hagan   Engineer
Marvin Brodie   Composer
Parnell Davison   Composer
Joel Webster   Composer
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Chris Anderson   overdub engineer
Ed Lidow   Engineer
Ricky Lee Reynolds   Composer,Producer
Mabel John   Composer
Lester Nuby   Engineer
Paul Nelson   Producer
David Dickinson   Engineer
Morten Fredheim   Engineer
Eric Liebl   Producer

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